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PRESS RELEASE 31 Mar 2011

Pöyry awarded EUR 4.0 million assignment in a tunnel project in Austria

PÖYRY PLC          Press release 31 March 2011 at 9.15 a.m.

 

Pöyry's Urban and Mobility business group has been awarded an assignment by ÖBB Infrastruktur AG in Vienna, Austria for the project Koralm Railway Tunnel (KAT2). The value of Pöyry's assignment is EUR 4.0 million. The project will be carried out in cooperation with 3 G Gruppe Geotechnik Graz ZT GmbH. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2016.

 

As the leader of the consortium, Pöyry's services cover the geological and hydrogeological documentation as well as the geophysical investigation ahead of the tunnel face. TSWD - Tunnel Seismic While Drilling, a service based product developed by Pöyry Infra GmbH, Salzburg will be used during the TBM (Tunnel Boring Machine) advance.

 

The Koralm tunnel with a length of 32.9 km forms the key project of the new railway route of the Koralmbahn between Graz and Klagenfurt in the South of Austria. It is the biggest infrastructure project in Austria and one of the biggest tunneling projects in Europe for the time being.

 

Pöyry has a very long experience in carrying out tunnel projects worldwide: railway and metro tunnels, road tunnels, water and wastewater tunnels, vertical and inclined shafts, caverns and shelters. This project will strengthen the position of Pöyry in the Austrian market.

 

PÖYRY PLC

 

Additional information by:
Andy Goodwin, President, Urban & Mobility Business Group, Switzerland, Tel. +41 44 355 5555
Alexander Radinger, President, Business Unit Austria, Urban & Mobility business group, Tel. +43 676 83878300

 

Pöyry is a global consulting and engineering company dedicated to balanced sustainability and responsible business. With quality and integrity at our core, we deliver best-in-class management consulting, total solutions, and design and supervision. Our in-depth expertise extends to the fields of energy, industry, urban & mobility and water & environment. Pöyry has 7,000 experts and a local office network in about 50 countries. Pöyry's net sales in 2010 were EUR 682 million and the company's shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. (Pöyry PLC: POY1V).

 

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