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PRESS RELEASE 21 Oct 2010

Pöyry awarded two rail projects in Spain totalling EUR 2.2 million

PÖYRY PLC          Press release 21 October 2010 at 2.00 p.m.

Pöyry has been awarded planning services for the railway ring line in Barcelona and design services for the high-speed rail (HSR) project of the Mediterranean corridor in Murcia.

Pöyry was awarded a planning study contract by Railways General Directorate of the Spanish Infra Ministry for a new railway orbital line around Barcelona. The scope of services includes analysis of the territory, freight and passenger traffic estimations, conceptual design of infrastructure, establishment of alternatives, socio-economical analysis and characterization of the selected alternative. The value of Pöyry's services amounts to EUR 1.1 million.

Pöyry has also signed a design services contract with ADIF, the Spanish agency in charge of developing the HSR network, for the Lorca-Almendricos section of the new 300 km/h Mediterranean HSR corridor, designed for both freight and passenger traffic. The scope of services includes basic and detail design of the HSR double track platform (including rail, bridges and under-crossing structures), to be developed during 20 months. The value of Pöyry's services amounts to about EUR 1.1 million.

These assignments are a continuation of Pöyry's long-term involvement in the planning of the Spanish railway network. In addition to high-speed rail and transport planning, Pöyry has experience in Spain covering for instance conventional passenger and freight rail, passenger terminals, multimodal transfer stations, logistic platforms and internal traffic networks of harbours.

Pöyry has long experience in carrying out demanding railway projects worldwide, including underground and above ground metros, conventional and high-speed passenger railways, and freight railways.

PÖYRY PLC
 
Additional information by:
Javier Rodríguez, President, Business Area Latin America and Spain, Urban & Mobility business group, Spain
Tel. +34 649 454 233
Andy Goodwin, President, Urban & Mobility business group, Switzerland
Tel. +41 44 355 5555
 
Pöyry is a global consulting and engineering company dedicated to balanced sustainability. We offer our clients integrated management consulting, total solutions for complex projects and efficient, best-in-class design and supervision. Our in-depth expertise extends to the fields of energy, industry, urban & mobility and water & environment. Pöyry has 7000 experts operating in about 50 countries, locally and globally. Pöyry's net sales in 2009 were EUR 674 million and the company's shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki (Pöyry PLC: POY1V).
 
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