Oslo, Monday, January 4, 2010
Stock Exchange Notification
Blom awarded significant and strategically important contract in Italy through Telaer STA consortium

Blom CGR, Blom’s subsidiary in Italy, has formed a new consortium, Telaer STA, with two daughter companies of the Finmeccanica Group, E-Geos and Galileo Avionica, for the purpose of providing geospatial and airborne geo referenced data and services to the Italian Governmental Agency (AGEA).

Telaer STA has now been awarded a EURO 15 million contract for a survey related to the provision of remote sensing services, and any other new and additional services for spatial information, required by AGEA, both to support the mission of the national agriculture as well as the regional forestry in Italy. The duration of the contract is three years.

This exiting contract award has been achieved mainly thanks to the fact that the companies which make up the consortium have extensive experience and unique expertise, giving the consortium a leadership position both in the domestic Italian and the European market within services for aerial and satellite remote sensing platforms”, says Giovanni Banchini, Chairman and Managing Director Blom CGR.

Both Blom and E-Geos have been suppliers of services to the Ministry of Agriculture and AGEA for services in remote sensing in various projects for over twenty years.

For further information please contact Dirk Blaauw, CEO Blom ASA, at tel: +47 22 13 19 20 or email:

About BLOM
Blom is a leading European service provider within acquisition, processing and modeling of geographic information. Blom maintains unique European databases with collections of map, images and models. With particular focus on online services, Blom provides data and solutions to customers in government, enterprise and consumer markets and enables partners to create applications using Blom’s databases, location based services and navigation solution. Blom has more than 1,300 employees and subsidiaries in 13 countries. The company headquarter is located in Oslo, Norway. Blom is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (ticker BLO). For more information, visit

About e-Geos
e-Geos is a company owned 80% by Telespazio (Finmeccanica-Thales) and 20% by Italian Space Agency (ASI). Has offices in Rome and Matera, and is a major player in the field of geographic information internationally, with an integrated range of application solutions, content and services, based on radar and high resolution optical data. One of the main purposes of the company is to promote and sell on the international market the COSMO-SkyMed system program for the observation of Asia and the Italian Ministry of Defense.

About Galileo Avionics
Galileo Avionics SpA is part of the SELEX GALILEO, one of Europe's leading development completion and commissioning of electronic equipment for security surveillance viewing and control for the Defense and Institutional bodies, part of the Finmeccanica Group which employs approximately 73,000 people worldwide.
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