Oslo, Thursday, April 23, 2009
Stock Exchange Notification
Blom awarded NOK 105 million framework-agreement for laser scanning throughout Sweden

Blom has been awarded a NOK 105 million framework-agreement over the next 4.5 years by Lantmäteriverket in Sweden. The contract includes collection and production of laser data for a new national height model for Sweden.

Lantmäteriverket in Sweden has awarded Blom Sweden AB, Blom’s subsidiary in Sweden, a NOK 105 million LiDAR project framework-agreement over the next 4.5 years. Lantmäteriverket is responsible for production and maintenance of geographic- and real estate information in Sweden. The data acquisition and processing involve scanning of all of Sweden, covering an area of app. 450 000 square kilometers, to create a new national height model. The project is due to start immediately after the official complaint period of ten days and will be finalized by the end of 2013.

In addition to the creation of the new national height model, the dataset can be used for a wide range of purposes such as:
• Urban planning
• Road and infrastructure planning
• Defense and safety
• Analysis and risk assessment related to climate and environment
• Forest inventory

”Blom is extremely pleased Lantmäteriverket has chosen Blom to execute this major national project”, says Håkon Jacobsen, CEO Blom ASA, continuing,”this proves Blom’s highly valuable technological competences and capacity to collect data and produce national geographic models of the highest quality”.

For further information please contact:

Håkon Jacobsen, CEO of Blom ASA
Tel: +47 22 13 19 33

Jan Erik Braathen, CFO of Blom ASA
Tel. +47 22 13 19 24.

About Lantmäteriverket
Lantmäteriet is responsible to provide geographic and real estate information in Sweden. Lantmäteriets area of responsibility includes national geodetic reference systems, aerial photography, geographic / cartographic databases and maps in general, in addition to real estate registers.

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