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ÅF wins strategic assignment for Stockholm Bypass

Mon, 07/05/2010 - 14:00
Johan Olsson, President, ÅF Infrastructure Division          +46 (0)70-249 00 75

Mats Påhlsson, Business Area Manager, Infrastructure         +46 (0)70-534 64 00

Viktor Svensson, EVP Director, Corporate Information         +46 (0)70-657 20 26

ÅF has, in collaboration with the engineering consultancy Scott Wilson UK, been
awarded two of the four contracts to provide technical consulting services for
the major Stockholm Bypass project. The principal is the Swedish Transport

The contract is estimated to be worth close to SEK 200 million (EUR 21 million),
of which approximately 2/3 will accrue to ÅF and the remainder to Scott Wilson.
ÅF's involvement in the project, which relates to project planning and project
engineering work for the interchanges at Akalla and Häggvik and the rock
tunnels, will commence after the summer and is expected to extend over a
two-year period.

For ÅF, winning these assignments is a strategic success that reflects the
company's resolve to become a leading name in Infrastructure Planning. As a
result of focused efforts over the past 12 months, ÅF now has 450 consultants
who are experts in this field. Thanks to today's positive news, ÅF sees
opportunities to continue to develop within this important sector.

The Stockholm Bypass is planned as a new motorway that will provide a direct
link between the northern and southern parts of the county, relieve congestion
in central Stockholm and make the traffic systems of the Swedish capital as a
whole less vulnerable to disruption. For most of the route - just over 17
kilometres of the total length of 21 kilometres - traffic will travel in a
tunnel. The Stockholm Bypass project was given the go-ahead following a decision
by the Swedish government on 3 September 2009.

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. Today ÅF has more than 4,000 employees. Our base is in Europe,
but our business and our clients are found all over the world.

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