Multiconsult wins contract with ZESCO, the national power utility in Zambia

ZESCO, the national power utility in Zambia, has awarded Multiconsult ASA's subsidiary Multiconsult UK the contract with the assignment to identify and value their generation, transmission and distribution assets.  The value of the contract is approximately NOK 28 million and work will begin immediately

ZESCO is wholly owned by the Government of Zambia and has four major hydroelectric power stations, five small hydropower stations, nine diesel power stations, approximately 5,774 km of transmission lines, 81 high voltage sub stations and a distribution system serving the entire country.

To support accurate business planning and corporate financing, ZESCO revaluates the value of their assets on a regular basis. The project team will undertake identification, condition assessment, determination of present book value and residual lifetime assessment of all fixed power system assets in accordance with national legislation and international standards.

The scope will additionally include insurance risk assessments and the creation of a new fixed asset register with interfaces to ZESCO’s accounting and equipment maintenance systems.

“This appointment marks the continuation of an important working relationship with ZESCO” says Knut Norén, Managing Director of Multiconsult UK.  “Our hydropower engineers have worked with ZESCO since the 1950’s, and the new assignment proves that our clients continue to value Multiconsult`s world-leading hydropower expertise

The assignment is planned to take nine months and will be undertaken by a large team comprising staff from the UK, Norway, South Africa and Zambia. 


For further information, please contact:

    Investor relations:

    Mirza Koristovic, Head of Investor Relations

    Phone: +47 93 87 05 25

    E-mail: ir@multiconsult.no

    Media:

    Gaute Christensen, VP Communications

    Phone: +47 911 70 188

    E-mail: gaute.christensen@multiconsult.no

ABOUT MULTICONSULT

Multiconsult is a leading Norwegian multidisciplinary engineering consulting company, with more than 2 500 employees and 45 offices in Norway and abroad. The Company focuses on six business areas: Buildings & Properties, Transport, Renewable Energy, Oil & Gas, Industry and Water & Environment. The Company has an operating history that spans more than a century, with the inception of Norsk Vandbygningskontor in 1908.

This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.

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Multiconsult is one of the leading firms of consulting engineers and designers in Norway. The company delivers multidisciplinary consulting and design, project engineering and management, verification, inspection and supervision – to customers in Norway and abroad, focusing on the following sectors: buildings & properties, industry, oil & gas, transportation & infrastructure, energy, environment & natural resources. Visit www.multiconsultgroup.com for more information.

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