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STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 7 Apr 2006

PÖYRY AWARDED HYDROGEN PEROXIDE PLANT CONTRACT IN BELGIUM

PÖYRY PLC                  Stock Exchange Notice
                           April 7, 2006 at 3.30 p.m.

PÖYRY AWARDED HYDROGEN PEROXIDE PLANT CONTRACT IN BELGIUM

Pöyry's Forest Industry business group has been awarded a contract by
Solvay S.A., Belgium, comprising services for a hydrogen peroxide plant
with a capacity of more than 200 000 mt per annum. The services shall be
provided by end 2007. The assignment supports maintaining a normal
utilisation rate in the participating units and is included in the order
stock for March 2006. The value of the contract is not disclosed.

Solvay S.A. has engaged Pöyry to provide project management,
engineering, procurement, and site services for a hydrogen peroxide
production plant to be built by a Solvay/BASF joint venture at BASF's
Zandvliet site, Belgium. In 2005 Pöyry performed similar engineering and
project services for the expansion of the hydrogen peroxide plant in
Voikkaa, Finland, owned by Solvay Chemicals Finland Oy, formerly Oy
Finnish Peroxides Ab.

This contract is in line with the Forest Industry business group's
strategy to sell comprehensive engineering and project services. It is
also another demonstration of the effective use of Pöyry's global
network, as several units in the Forest Industry business group will
participate in the implementation of this major project.

Solvay is an international chemical and pharmaceutical group with
headquarters in Brussels. It employs some 30 000 people in 50
countries. In 2005 its consolidated sales amounted to EUR 8.6 billion
generated by its three activity sectors: Chemicals, Plastics and
Pharmaceuticals. Solvay is the world's biggest hydrogen peroxide
producer. The Group has peroxide plants in Europe, USA, Asia and South
America.

Pöyry is a global consulting and engineering firm focusing on the
energy, forest industry and infrastructure & environment sectors.
Pöyry's annual net sales amount to about EUR 530 million and it employs
5600 experts.

PÖYRY PLC



Erkki Pehu-Lehtonen                 Teuvo Salminen
President and CEO                   Deputy to President and CEO

Additional information by:
Jukka Nyrölä, President, Forest Industry Business Group, Pöyry Plc
tel. +358 9 8947 2010, +358 040 500 9706

www.poyry.com

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