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Press release

Press release

ÅF appointed as principal technical consultant for new nuclear power plant in Brazil

For further information:  
Roberto Gerosa, VP International Operations +41 79 445 71 90
Eero Auranne, President Energy Division +358 40 3485120
Viktor Svensson, Director, Corporate Information +46 70 657 20 26

Through its Swiss subsidiary, ÅF Consult Switzerland, ÅF has won an international tender for the implementation of Unit 3 at Álvaro Alberto Nuclear Power Station (CNAAA) in Angra dos Reis in the state of Rio de Janerio. The agreement is expected to be signed in January/February.

The owner of CNAAA is Eletrobrás Termonuclear S.A - Eletronuclear (ETN), a subsidiary of Eletrobrás, which is a large stock listed company and has the Brazilian state as its principal owner.

The tender won by ÅF is valued at almost 14 million Swiss francs, the equivalent of approximately SEK 100 million. 

ÅF came first in the category of Technical Support Services related to Owner's Responsibilities at International Level, which means that ÅF has been appointed as principal technical consultant.

The ÅF services is planned to start in the first quarter of 2012 and be completed in 2015.

ÅF won the tender primarily as a result of its high level of competence and broad reference portfolio within the international nuclear power industry. ÅF is today the world's sixth largest energy consultancy company and the world's leading independent consultancy in the field of nuclear power.

Corporate Information

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. Today the ÅF Group has more than 4,500 employees. Our base is in Europe, but our business and our clients are found all over the world.