, Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Stock Exchange Notification
Blom awarded framework agreement with the UK Environment Agency

The United Kingdom Environment Agency (EA) has awarded Blom Aerofilms, Blom’s UK subsidiary, a framework agreement for a laser scanning project with a value in excess of NOK 10 million. Blom will conduct surface and flood mapping services to identify and evaluate areas at risk from flooding across England and Wales.

Blom is using LiDAR, high resolution aerial laser scanning technology, to gather 3D topographical data, collecting and analysing detailed terrain and surface information, including building heights and shapes. Used to identify drainage patterns and water flow, Blom’s LiDAR is among other a key tool to collect highly accurate height data used to predict which areas and structures are most at risk from surface water flooding in different weather conditions.

Blom is pleased to be selected by The Environment Agency to conduct flood mapping services. This shows that our environmental services business is highly sophisticated and market relevant.

For further information please contact the CEO, Mr. Håkon Jacobsen, on tel. +47 22 13 19 33 or CFO Jan Erik Braathen on tel. +47 22 13 19 24.

About The Environment Agency
The Environment Agency is a Non-Departmental Public Body and comes under the sponsorship of the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and the National Assembly for Wales (NAW). It is the leading public body responsible for protecting and improving the environment in England and Wales. Structured into eight Regions, the Environment Agency employs 12,500 staff and has total operating costs of around £1Bn, of which almost £600m reflects revenue and capital expenditure on goods and services. The eight Regions of the Agency are divided into 20 geographically based Areas. Core operational services, including critical flood risk management, are distributed throughout the Regions and Areas.

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