PRESS RELEASE 6 Jul 2011
Pöyry awarded railway site supervision contract in Algeria
PÖYRY PLC Press release 6 July 2011 at 2.00 p.m.
Pöyry's Urban and Mobility business group has been awarded a site supervision project by Algerian National Agency for Design Studies and Monitoring of Implementation of Investment in Railways (ANESRIF), for the biggest railway project ever realized in Algeria. The work will be carried out in cooperation with Systra. Pöyry's share as consortium leader is about EUR 14.8 million. The order value has been booked into the second quarter 2011 order stock. Project is expected to be completed in April 2015.
The railway track to be constructed between the stations Thenia and Bordj Bou Arréridj on the line Algiers-Constantine is one of the key projects to develop the national infrastructure capacities in Algeria. The double railway track of 175 km includes more than 20 km of tunnels as well as several bridges and viaducts also totalling more than 20 km. Pöyry's services in the project will cover approval of design and site supervision.
Pöyry has previous experience in Algerian rail projects and is currently working in various rail projects worldwide. The assignments include for instance supervision of rail projects in China, Spain and Finland, rail design projects in Poland, Germany and Romania as well as metro projects in Brazil, Peru and Finland.
Additional information by:
Andy Goodwin, President, Urban & Mobility business group, Switzerland
Tel. +41 44 355 5555
Valtter Kari, President, Business Area Eastern Europe, Urban & Mobility business group, Finland
Tel. +358 10 33 23910
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).