Oslo, Friday, September 11, 2009
Blom awarded contract by Deutsche Bahn AG to create 3D model of famous viaduct

Blom Deutschland, Blom’s German subsidiary, has been awarded a contract by Deutsche Bahn AG, one of the world’s leading passenger and logistics companies operating in 150 countries worldwide, to deliver map data, and create a 3D model of the world heritage Göltzschtal railway viaduct.

Blom will provide tailored topographic maps and digital orthophotos to be used in a project for electrification of the railway track Leipzig – Hof – Nürnberg, and has been exclusively awarded the project to execute all relevant geospatial mapping tasks of the 70 km long section Reichenbach – Hof. The project will be finalized by 2012.

In addition to providing map data, Blom will deliver digital three-dimensional models for use as planning basis for conservation and restoration of historical bridges.

Being a long-term contractor of the Deutsche Bahn AG for many years Blom Deutschland GmbH is now facing a new and unique challenge, and we are looking forward to execute this exciting project for Deutsche Bahn AG”, says Werner Mayr, Managing Director for Blom Deutschland.

The bridges of Elstertal and Saaletal, as well as the world famous Göltzschtal Viaduct, were built more than 150 years ago. The Göltzschtal Viaduct crosses a 700 m long valley, with trains crossing the Göltzsch valley 70 meters above the ground. An innovative and unique, fully autonomously operating unmanned airborne vehicle with camera, Unmanned Airborne System (UAS), will be used to produce blocks of vertical and oblique aerial photos. Combined with the laser data the aerial photos will be used to create a detailed, textured three-dimensional model of the Göltzschtal Viaduct.

The project will be displayed at the international Intergeo trade show in Karlsruhe, Germany, September 22nd – 24th 2009. Blom will be represented at stand 1.106 in hall 1.

For further information please contact Håkon Jacobsen, COO Blom ASA, at tel: +47 22 13 19 20 or email:

About Deutsche Bahn AG
Deutsche Bahn AG (DB) is one of the world’s leading passenger and logistics companies and operates in 150 countries worldwide. Deutsche Bahn AG was founded in 1994. The company’s core business is the railway activities in Germany, with about five million passengers and 857,000 tons of freight transported every day. Moreover, every day DB transports more than two million customers by bus and operates more than 39,000 train trips on its modern 34,000 kilometer long track network. In 2008 the company had revenues of Euro 31,309 billion. Deutsche Bahn AG has 237,000 employees, and company headquarter is located in Berlin, Germany. For more information visit

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