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Pöyry awarded EUR 1.2 million environmental consultancy and assistance services for the Swiss Federal Roads Office


Pöyry’s Water and Environment Business Group has been awarded a EUR 1.2 million environmental consultancy and assistance services contract by the Swiss Federal Roads Office (FEDRO). The work started in February 2011 and will last until 2018.

The project covers an 8 km long section of the national highway network in the eastern part of Switzerland, which has been under operation for more than 20 years and includes a 6 km long tunnel.

The aim of the technical works is to adapt the road to the latest requirements and to allow the usability of the whole system for the next 25 years. In order to increase the safety of the tunnel, the following project elements are, among others, designed and implemented: a parallel safety tunnel serving as an escape route, the modernisation of the tunnel ventilation, the extension of the emergency exits and the improvement of the safety system.

For this project, Pöyry will hold the overall environmental staff function for the FEDRO over the total project period. Additionally, Pöyry will elaborate three environmental impact assessments and three environmental impact estimations reports. During the 5-year construction phase, Pöyry will act as environmental site supervisor, inspecting the compliance of the works with all legal requirements and controlling the implementation of all environmental project elements defined.

Pöyry is a global consulting and engineering company dedicated to balanced sustainability and responsible business. With quality and integrity at our core, we deliver best-in-class management consulting, total solutions, and design and supervision. Our in-depth expertise extends to the fields of energy, industry, urban & mobility and water & environment. Pöyry has 7,000 experts and a local office network in about 50 countries.

Pöyry’s net sales in 2010 were EUR 682 million and the company’s shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. (Pöyry PLC: POY1V).


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