PRESS RELEASE 22 Dec 2010
Pöyry awarded technical and traffic consultancy services contract for high speed rail in Russia totalling EUR 1.5 million
PÖYRY PLC Press release 22 December 2010 at 8:45 a.m.
Pöyry's Urban & Mobility business group has been awarded a EUR 1.5 million technical and traffic consultancy services contract by High-Speed Rail Lines OJSC. The work starts immediately and Pöyry's services will be delivered within the next 6 months.
High-Speed Rail Lines OJSC is an entity in charge of the Moscow-St. Petersburg high speed rail project HSR-1. This subsidiary of government-owned Russian Railways has been created to develop and implement the project on behalf of the Russian Federation.
Pöyry's services as technical consultant cover the elaboration of a technical concept for a new high-speed railway line between Moscow and St. Petersburg. As a traffic consultant Pöyry will also carry out traffic forecasting and evaluation of traffic on route variants.
The new high speed rail line is expected to be implemented as Public-Private Partnership, where the design, construction, financing and maintenance of the infrastructure as well as operations of the train service shall be carried out with private sector participation. The 660km line is expected to reduce journey times between Moscow and St Petersburg down to 2.5 hours.
Pöyry has long experience in carrying out high-speed rail projects worldwide. The assignments include for instance several HSR projects in China, Germany, Portugal and Spain as well as the HSR project in Taiwan.
Additional information by:
Ralf Grunenberg-Jacobs, President, Business Area Germany & Austria, Urban & Mobility business group
Tel. +49 511 92975 56
Thomas Gut, Business Development Manager, Russia, Urban & Mobility business group
Tel. +358 10 33 21344
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 7000 experts and the local office network in about 50 countries. Pöyry's net sales in 2009 were EUR 674 million and the company's shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. (Pöyry PLC: POY1V).