For further information, please contact: Jörgen Backersgård, President, ÅF-Inspection +46 (0)70-374 17 10 Viktor Svensson, Director, Corporate +46 (0)70-657 20 26 Information ÅF's Inspection Division, ÅF-Kontroll, has won the contract with the Swedish nuclear power operator Forsmarks Kraftgrupp to supply periodic inspection services for pipes and components using qualified inspection systems. The assignment relates to Forsmark reactors 1, 2 and 3 during the 2009-2011 outage periods, with an option to extend the contract for a further two years. The assignment involves both mechanised and manual testing. ÅF-Kontroll has also secured the contract to develop and qualify technology for the mechanised inspection of stainless steel welds. The project aims to extend the already qualified system for piping to also include the weld. This is a joint project for three Swedish utilities, Forsmark, Oskarshamn and Ringhals (led by Forsmark). The contract includes an option for annual testing up to and including 2013. The total order value is estimated to be SEK 25 million (approx. 2.1 million euros) over the first three years. Continuity and high levels of expertise based on extensive experience from ongoing undertakings were among the reasons cited for choosing ÅF-Kontroll. This assignment reinforces ÅF's position as the Swedish nuclear power industry's number one choice for periodic inspections. ÅF AB Corporate Information ÅF 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 a leading name in testing and inspection. Today ÅF has 4,500 employees. Our base is in Europe, but our business and our clients are found all over the world.
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