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November, the 3rd 2009

Ruukki to deliver components for largest bridge projects in Russia and Poland

Ruukki has signed contracts to deliver components for bridge projects in Vladivostok, Russia and Warsaw, Poland. The orders are worth a total of around EUR 3 million. The projects in question are the largest bridge projects currently under way in Russia and Poland. The components will be made at Ruukki's Toijala plant in Finland.

The Golden Horn bridge will be almost 1.4 kilometres long and is being built to link two districts in Vladivostok, which is preparing to host to host the 2012 APEC summit. The northern bridge under construction in Warsaw will be 800 metres long and span the river Vistula. The bridge will be completed in 2011.

Ruukki is to provide the stiffening sections used in manufacturing the bridge structures. "In both projects, Ruukki and the bridge designers have worked together to optimise the structural solution chosen to ensure the best-value solutions. Most of the components to be supplied will be made of high-strength steel," says Sami Eronen, Senior Vice President, Infrastructure and Northern Europe, Ruukki Construction.

Ruukki has strong technical expertise in challenging bridge projects: the company's know-how in the dimensional and shape accuracy of profiles will make the customers' fabrication work easier and more efficient, and guarantee the high quality of the bridge structures.

Ruukki's customer in Russia is Kurganstalmost JSC and in Poland Vistal Gdynia S.A. These two companies are responsible for delivering the steel structures for the bridges to the respective main contractor of each project. The designer of the Golden Horn bridge is Giprostroymost/St Petersburg.

Further infomation:
Sami Eronen, SVP, Infrastructure and Northern Europe
Ruukki Construction, tel. +358 20 592 5173
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