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PRESS RELEASE 20 Jun 2007

PÖYRY AWARDED RAILWAY LINE PROJECTS IN ALGERIA AND FINLAND

Pöyry has been awarded contracts for new railway lines in Algeria and Finland. The total value of the assignments is EUR 3.5 million.

 
ANESRIF, the infrastructure company of the Algerian railway company SNTF has awarded Pöyry a contract concerning the new railway line between El Bayadh and Mecheria in Algeria. The assignment is for the overall design of the 100 km long rail track which connects the El Bayadh region with the Algerian railway network. The value of the contract is EUR 2.4 million.
 
The Algerian Government has recently launched a large long-term investment programme up to 2025 to expand and electrify the rail network including high-speed lines. This project is one of the first steps in this programme. The overall design comprises the railway construction including the electrical equipment and all engineering works. The services shall be completed within 12 months.
 
The Finnish Rail Administration has commissioned Pöyry to prepare a plan for a new urban railway serving the Helsinki metropolitan area. The plan will be prepared in cooperation with other consulting companies. Pöyry's share of the services amounts to EUR 1.1 million. The plan shall be prepared by March 2008.
 
The new railway line will connect the Martinlaakso line with the main line via the Helsinki-Vantaa airport. The length of the line is 18 km, of which more than 8 km in a tunnel under the airport area. Seven new stations are planned for the line. Together with the Kerava and Leppävaara urban lines and the Martinlaakso line it will constitute an integrated urban railway loop. Trains will run at 10-minute intervals during peak periods. The shortest travelling time from Helsinki to the airport will be some 30 minutes.
 
Pöyry is a global consulting and engineering firm focusing on the energy, forest industry and infrastructure & environment sectors. Pöyry's net sales in 2006 amounted to about EUR 620 million and it employs 6400 experts.
 
PÖYRY PLC
 
Satu Perälampi
Vice President, Corporate Communications
and Investor Relations
 
Additional information by:
Project in Algeria: Johann Schmieder, Managing Director, Pöyry Infra GmbH, Germany
Tel. +49 7621 93 00 45
Project in Finland: Kari Fagerholm, Manager, Railway and Geo-technical Department, Pöyry Infra Oy, Finland
tel. 010 33 26449
 
 
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