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PRESS RELEASE 31 Jul 2009

Pöyry awarded planning services for rehabilitation of the longest twin tube motorway tunnel in Switzerland

PÖYRY PLC          Press release 31 July 2009 at 4.15 p.m.
 
Pöyry has been awarded the design services contract for the rehabilitation of the Seelisberg tunnel by the Swiss Federal Roads Office (ASTRA/FEDRO). Located near Lucerne the 9.2 km long Seelisberg tunnel is the longest twin tube motorway tunnel in Switzerland. The objective of the rehabilitation is to guarantee continuous operation of the tunnel for another 15 to 20 years without major interruptions.
 
Pöyry's share of the assignment amounts to nearly EUR 5 million and includes an option for site supervision during the execution phase. Pöyry is the leader of a consortium with two other partners. The design phase will last from 2009 until 2014, and covers the conceptual design, detailed design, approvals procedures, preparation of tender documents and evaluation of bids, and preparation of contract documents. The execution phase is planned to take place between 2014 and 2018.
 
Pöyry is a global expert in consulting and engineering. We offer our clients in-depth industry expertise, innovative solutions and lifecycle engagement. Our knowledge extends across hydropower, oil and gas, power and heat, renewable energy, pulp and paper industry, chemical process industry, transportation, water and environment, and construction services. We have about 7500 experts at our service in 49 countries.
 
PÖYRY PLC
  
Esa Ikäheimonen
Chief Financial Officer
  
Additional information:
Martin Bachmann, President, Pöyry Infra AG, Switzerland
Tel. +41 76 356 2063
David Hossli, Head of Underground Structures, Pöyry Infra AG, Switzerland
Tel. +41 76 356 2077
 
 
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