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Global energy management solutions firm Landis+Gyr has entered into a framework agreement with Sinfra (Svensk Inköpscentral för Infrastruktur) as part of efforts to expand its footprint in the Swedish smart meter market.

Sinfra is a central procurement organisation which manages purchasing for more than 190 member companies and their subsidiaries from the Swedish energy sector.

This is a major growth opportunity for Landis+Gyr in Sweden where the entire smart meter infrastructure is set to be renewed by 2024.

The agreement follows Landis+Gyr participating in the growth of the Swedish smart meter market since 2002.

Legislation due to be finalised this summer will drive the renewal of the country's entire smart meter infrastructure between 2019 and 2024.

Landis+Gyr will provide its smart meter solution to all members of Sinfra. The services will include smart meters supporting G3 PLC and NB-IoT technology and the entire smart metering solution portfolio, deployment and support services.

Named Excellent Sustainable Purchaser of the Year in 2015, Sinfra's primary mission is procurement of technology and services from a sustainability perspective. Additionally, their standards include a wide range of criteria such as fair pricing, delivery capability and quality of service. Therefore, being selected as a Sinfra supplier is regarded as a stamp of quality for Swedish utilities.

Ralph Griewing, senior vice president energy solutions for Landis+Gyr in EMEA commented: "This is an excellent growth opportunity in a market where our products and services are already valued. Sinfra holds suppliers to high standards in terms of reliability, security and sustainability. This deal is a testament to Landis+Gyr's excellence as a supplier of tailor-made products, solutions and services for a smart grid as well as in terms of our sustainability standards in sourcing and product design."

"This frame agreement is a great example of how we bring value to our members by procuring sustainable technology and services," said Lars-Eric Larsson, CEO of Sinfra. "We are helping Swedish utilities to prepare for the next generation of smart metering by bringing efficiency and security to operations, combined with the best technology available."