PÖYRY AWARDED EUR 10 MILLION RAILWAY ENGINEERING ASSIGNMENT FOR THE GOTTHARD BASE TUNNEL IN SWITZERLAND

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Pöyry has been awarded an engineering services contract in the
Gotthard Base Tunnel project by the Swiss Transtec Gotthard
Consortium. The assignment comprises support of the operational
management, technical coordination and planning integration. The
value of the contract is about EUR 10 million.
 
AlpTransit Gotthard as owner assigned the Transtec Gotthard
Consortium the work contract for the installation of the railway
infrastructure in the Gotthard base tunnel. The Transtec Gotthard
Consortium comprises the following companies: Atel
Installationstechnik AG, Alcatel-Lucent Schweiz AG, TRSS Thales Rail
Signalling Solutions AG, Alpine-Bau GmbH, and Balfour Beatty Rail
GmbH.
 
The Consortium contract is for implementation planning and
installation of the railway installations and involves equipping the
two single-track tunnels, each with a length of 57 km, as well as the
overground lines to the north and south with a total length of around
11 km.
 
Installation of the railway infrastructure through the south entrance
will start in the second half of 2009, and through the north entrance
at Erstfeld at the end of 2011. Commercial operation of the world's
longest railway tunnel with scheduled train services is planned to
start at the end of 2017. This pioneering achievement of the 21st
century will bring major improvements to travel and transportation
systems in the heart of Europe.
 
Pöyry is a global consulting and engineering firm focusing on the
energy, forest industry and infrastructure & environment sectors.
Pöyry's net sales in 2007 amounted to about EUR 720 million and it
employs 7400 experts.
 
PÖYRY PLC
 
Erkki Pehu-Lehtonen
President and CEO
 
Teuvo Salminen
Deputy to President and CEO
 
Additional information by:
Martin Bachmann, President, Pöyry Infra AG, Switzerland
Tel. +41 76 356 2063
Andreas Siegrist, Head of Railway Services, Pöyry Infra AG,
Switzerland
Tel. +41 76 356 2163
 
www.poyry.com
www.neat.ch/pages/e/index.php
www.transtec-gotthard.ch/
 
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