PRESS RELEASE DECEMBER 28, 2010 at 11:00



 YIT AS, the subsidiary of YIT Group in Norway, has won a framework agreement for ID and access control systems in all of Avinor's airports. The agreement includes 45 airports and the technical centres in Asker and Oslo Control Center in Røyken.

 The solution is based on the Lenel OnGuard security system which will be installed at 14 locations in 2011-2012. Then all 45 airports will be connected into a centralized network based at OSL. YIT will operate all the facilities. Estimated value of the agreement is NOK 50 million (approx. EUR 6.3 million) over the next 3-5 years.

 ”YIT employs many very clever people. Their combination of geographic coverage as well as their ability to share expertise crosswise were important parameters when choosing YIT”, says Ole Folkestad, responsible for security at Avinor.

 Projects and services will be coordinated centrally, but executed at the airports by the immediate YIT department with security expertise.

 "This is a strategically important contract for YIT. The combination of being present locally and through a national network of security specialists that are able to offer expert knowledge makes us particularly well suited to serve major customers with strict demands", said divisional manager Gunnar Eidal.

 For further information please contact:

Ole Folkestad, responsible for security at Avinor, mobile phone: +47 91 64 00 65
Gunnar Eidal, YIT AS, divisional manager AV & Security, mobile phone: +47 91 66 21 21




Virva Salmivaara
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications


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 Avinor sees to that around 40 million passengers can travel to and from the company's 45 airports in a safe and efficient manner. 3000 employees are responsible for planning, building and operating a combined airport and air navigation system. This includes towers and control centers, ground service and development of services at the airports. Oslo Airport is a wholly-owned subsidiary, and OSL alone has an annual traffic of around 20 million passengers. Avinor is a government corporation and are funded through aviation duties and sales at airports.

 YIT ASis Norway’s leading supplier of fully integrated building technology. The main emphasis of the deliveries is on indoor climate, electro, automation, energy-saving, piping, ICT, audiovisual solutions and security. We also provide comprehensive services within facility management and maintenance of buildings and technical installations. The company has revenue of about 4 billion NOK, 3,300 employees, and more than 60 offices across Norway. The company is part of YIT Group.

 YIT is a significant European services company operating in the fields of building, construction and industry in the Nordic countries, Russia, the Baltic countries and in Central Europe. In 2009 the Group’s revenue was EUR 3.5 billion and it employs close to 26,000 people. YIT Corporation is listed in the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Stock Exchange.