Pöyry awarded EUR 1.2 million assignment for feasibility study for brackish water desalination in Tunisia

PÖYRY PLC          Press release 7 March 2011 at 9.30 a.m. Pöyry's Water & Environment business group has been awarded an engineering services contract by the Tunisian National Water Distribution Utility (SONEDE, Société Nationale d'Exploitation et de Distribution des Eaux) for the feasibility study for eight brackish water desalination plants in the Southern Region of Tunisia. The study has as objective to prepare the 2nd phase of the National Water Quality Improvement Program promoted by SONEDE and co-financed by KfW Entwicklungsbank within the framework of the German-Tunisian cooperation. The objective of the program is to improve the quality of the water distributed in southern Tunisia. The value of the assignment is about EUR 1.2 million. Pöyry's services cover the the evaluation of the actual situation (resources, institutional, technical, etc.), the technical and economical comparison of alternatives and the identification of the most responsive solutions. The project also includes the evaluation of alternatives for powering the plants using renewable sources (solar, wind, cogeneration) and the analysis of the conditions for the project's qualification for "Clean Development Mechanism". Furthermore, Pöyry will carry out an environmental impact assessment including climate change impact investigations. Pöyry has executed a large number of water and environmental projects in the North African countries for more than 25 years. This previous experience and the know-how of local conditions allow Pöyry to continue the successful work. PÖYRY PLC Additional information by: Dr. Thomas Meschede, President, Business Area Germany, Water & Environment Business Group, Tel. +49 621 8790 134 Martin Bachmann, President, Water & Environment Business Group, Tel. +41 44 355 5555 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). DISTRIBUTION: Major media www.poyry.com This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Pöyry Oyj via Thomson Reuters ONE [HUG#1494885]