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PRESS RELEASE 14 Jan 2016

Pöyry awarded engineering and site supervision services assignment for a wastewater treatment plant extension in Switzerland

PÖYRY PLC   Press Release 14 January 2016 12.00 pm (EET)

Pöyry awarded engineering and site supervision services assignment for a wastewater treatment plant extension in Switzerland

The wastewater association Gewässerschutzverband der Region Zugersee, Küssnachtersee, Aegerisee (GVRZ) has awarded Pöyry with the engineering and site supervision services assignment for the extension of its Schönau wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in Switzerland. The extension will include a new treatment process unit for the elimination of organic micropollutants.

GVRZ is a large interregional wastewater association that provides surface water protection and wastewater treatment for the central part of Switzerland, servicing more than 145,000 inhabitants. The Schönau WWTP with a capacity of 180,000 population equivalent is legally required to upgrade and enhance its treatment scheme for organic trace substances to ensure the future protection of surface water and groundwater. An additional powdered activated carbon unit followed by sand filtration will reduce the micropollutants by more than 80%. Once the new treatment unit is implemented, the Schönau WWTP will be one of the first of around 100 treatment works in Switzerland to meet the new effluent standards required from 2016 by Swiss legislation.

Pöyry's assignment consists of basic engineering, construction permission, tendering, detailed engineering, construction management and site supervision services, as well as support services for the commissioning and plant startup.

"This project is evidence of our strong relationship with the client and excellent position in the field of advanced wastewater treatment process engineering. This in depth process knowledge and experience will help Pöyry strengthen its position in the local but also global market for the treatment of organic trace substances originating from domestic and industrial waste and process waters", says Thomas Morgenthaler, Pöyry's Head of Environment in Switzerland.

The value of the order is not disclosed. The order will be recognised within the Regional Operations Business Group order stock in Q1/2016.

Additional information by:

Thomas Morgenthaler
Head of Environment, Switzerland
Tel: +41 76 356 22 79

Dr. Knut Leikam
Head of Water & Wastewater, Switzerland
Tel: +41 76 356 22 28

Roland Keller
Managing Director, Regional Operations, Switzerland
Tel: +41 44 355 55 55

Pöyry is an international consulting and engineering company. We serve clients globally across the energy and industrial sectors and provide local services in our core markets. We deliver management consulting and engineering services, underpinned by strong project implementation capability and expertise. Our focus sectors are power generation, transmission & distribution, forest industry, chemicals & biorefining, mining & metals, transportation and water. Pöyry has an extensive local office network employing about 6,000 experts. Pöyry's net sales in 2014 were EUR 571 million and the company's shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki (Pöyry PLC: POY1V).