ARCADIS N.V.: ARCADIS to perform owner's engineering services for realization of thermal power plant in Amazonas, Brazil

ARCADIS N.V.: ARCADIS to perform owner's engineering services for realization
                  of thermal power plant in Amazonas, Brazil

ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the leading pure play global engineering and
consultancy firm, announced today that its Brazilian subsidiary, ARCADIS
Logos, was selected by Amazonas Distribuidora de Energia S.A. (ADE) to perform
owner's engineering services for the construction of a new natural gas fueled
thermal power plant with a capacity of 583MW. Located near the city of Manaus,
Amazonas, the new plant (named Mauá 3) will replace the current diesel-fueled
thermal power plant. Total investment for the project will be approximately
€350 million and the new plant should be operational in mid-2014. ARCADIS will
work on the project for 27 months for a total value of €5 million.

ADE, a subsidiary of Eletrobras, generates and transmits the electrical energy
for Amazonas State. In its role as owner's engineer in this project, ARCADIS
Logos will ensure fulfillment of all contractual conditions during the
development phase of the project. ADE has contracted a Brazilian contractor to
build the plant in an EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) model,
and has contracted ARCADIS Logos to act as the owner's engineer with a scope
of services that include review and validation of design & engineering,
planning, supervision of health and safety, environmental aspects and
construction, as well as quality control, and assistance during commissioning
and trial operation. The plant will have two gas turbines, two heat recovery
steam generators and one steam turbine. It will be the biggest power plant to
operate with natural gas in the Amazon region.

"ARCADIS Logos has performed design, engineering and/or managed the
construction of 20% of the total capacity of thermal power plants in operation
in the Brazil today, combined at more than 7,100 MW capacity, with fuels that
vary from biomass, biogas, natural gas and coal. In addition it has also
developed feasibility studies and basic design to several other projects that
- if implemented - would deliver a combined capacity of up to 8,100 MW. The
company also has extensive experience in hydropower projects. Through the Mauá
3 thermal power plant, ARCADIS Logos is, once again, playing a very important
role in the country's continuous development, keeping its position as one of
the leaders in thermal power plant design", said Manoel Antonio Avelino, CEO
of ARCADIS Logos.

For more information please contact Joost Slooten at +31 (0) 20 2011083, or
outside office hours at +31 (0) 6 27061880 or


ARCADIS is the leading pure play global engineering and consultancy firm,
providing consultancy, design, engineering and management services in
infrastructure, water, environment and buildings. We enhance mobility,
sustainability and quality of life by creating balance in the built and
natural environment. ARCADIS develops, designs, implements, maintains and
operates projects for companies and governments. With 22,000 people and €2.5
billion in revenues, the company has an extensive global network supported by
strong local market positions. ARCADIS supports UN-HABITAT with knowledge
andexpertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around
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