Electrowatt Infra awarded underground station and tunnel engineering contract in Central Zurich

8/12/2003, 1:30 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

Electrowatt Infra AG, which is part of the Jaakko Pöyry Group's
Infrastructure & Environment business group, has been commissioned by
the Swiss Federal Railways and the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland, to
design a new underground station beneath the Zurich main station and
a 5 km long railway tunnel. The assignment will be carried out in a
joint venture with Basler & Hofmann Ltd. The value of Electrowatt
Infra's contract is EUR 1.8 million.

Electrowatt Infra's services include approval design, detail design
and project management. The project comprises a four-track
underground station, a 5 km long double-track railway tunnel, four
escape and rescue galleries, and a construction shaft with a diameter
of 22 m.

The underground station and the tunnel are part of the new centre
line of the Zurich underground and they will increase the
transportation capacity of the railway network in the business area
of the city. The new line will be brought into service by 2012 and
the total project cost will be about EUR 1.0 billion.

Electrowatt Infra has a long track record in consulting, engineering
and project management for tunnelling in Europe and Asia. The company
is one of the leading consultants for tunnelling in Switzerland and a
worldwide exporter of this know-how.

The Jaakko Pöyry Group's Infrastructure & Environment business group
uses the brand name Jaakko Pöyry Infra. Its net sales for 2002 were
EUR 123 million. The business group has offices in 12 countries and
it employs 1350 experts worldwide.


Satu Perälampi
Investor Relations Manager
Additional information by:
Günther Fässler, Head of tunnel design department, Electrowatt Infra
Ltd, Zurich, Switzerland
Tel. +41 76 356 21 06


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