PRESS RELEASE 11 Aug 2011
Pöyry assists in reducing non-revenue water in Kenya
PÖYRY PLC Press release 11 August 2011 at 11.00 a.m.
Pöyry's Water & Environment business group has been awarded a EUR 1.1 million contract for a non-revenue water supply project by the Coastal Water Service Board, funded by the International Development Association (IDA) under the Water and Sanitation Service Improvement Project. The assignment is for a period of 18 months and is estimated to be completed in January 2013.
The project will be undertaken by a team of experts from different fields with technical, finance and human resources know-how. The project's objective is to improve the technical and financial performance of the water services and to facilitate the recruitment of a management operator after the completion of the project. By taking into account economic, environmental and social aspects, the team will build a sustainable and long-term solution for water supply.
Pöyry's services include the assessment of water transmission pipelines and non-revenue water, preparation of tender documents, supervision of rehabilitation works, and technical assistance and capacity building to improve the client's operations. Pöyry will also develop a detailed non-revenue water strategy and pipeline maintenance plans, assist in the updating of the customer database, and help in the procurement and installation of new billing and accounting systems.
Pöyry has a strong track record of projects in the water supply and sanitation sector including technical planning and implementation, capacity building, private sector participation and regulatory strengthening in Eastern Africa.
Additional information by:
Martin Bachmann, President, Water & Environment Business Group
Tel. +41 44 355 5555
Ralf Bufler, President, Business Area Africa and Latin America, Water & Environment Business Group
Tel. +49 621 8790231
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).