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ÅF wins major engineering consulting contract in Finland (amounts to over 8 million euros)

Published May 28, 2007
For more information:
Eero Auranne, President Process Division
+46-(-)070-320 09 53

Viktor Svensson, Director, Corporate Information
+46-(0)70-657 20 26


ÅF has been chosen as main engineer and project manager for a new
peat fired power plant - Keljonlahti project.
ÅF, through its Finnish units, has been awarded a main engineer and
project management contact for a new peat and biofuel power plant by
Jyväskylän Voima. The contract value for ÅF amounts to over 8 million
euros.
This new 209 MWe cogeneration power plant will be commissioned in
2010. The municipal energy company in Jyväskylä has been preparing
the project for several years. Environmental impact assessment and
pre-engineering were finalised in 2005. The power plant will be
implemented as a Joint Venture: the majority is held by Jyväskylä
municipal energy company and other partners are local Finnish energy
companies. Main fuels will be peat and wood based biofuels.

ÅF is today the leading engineering consultant for biomass fired
power plants in Northern Europe. "This new consulting contract won by
ÅF is the largest ever for ÅF's Finnish units", says Mr Eero Auranne,
President Process Division. "We are experiencing a continuous boom,
unheard of, in the power plant sector in all countries. ÅF has won
this year already four similar bio fuel power plant engineering
contracts and the demand in the segment is still increasing,
continues Auranne.



The ÅF Group is a leader in technical consulting, with expertise
founded on more than a century of experience. We offer highly
qualified services and solutions for industrial processes,
infrastructure projects and the development of products and IT
systems. We are also one of the leading names in certified
third-party testing and inspection work. Today the ÅF Group has 3,500
employees. Our base is in Europe, but our business and our clients
are found all over the world.

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