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ÅF wins inspection contract with Forsmark

Mon, 09/03/2009 - 09:10 CET
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

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

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

This assignment reinforces ÅF's position as the Swedish nuclear power
industry's number one choice for periodic inspections.

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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