Oslo, 5 April 2016 – Multiconsult ASA selected as Project Implementation Consultant for Zanzibar Energy Sector Support Project Consolidation Phase.
The SEK 22 million project is part of a Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) supported programme.
The Zanzibar Energy Sector Support Project will be implemented by Multiconsult under contract to the Ministry of Lands, Housing, Water and Energy (MLHWE) of the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar.
The three-year project supports institutional strengthening of the Department of Energy and Minerals (DoEM) and the Zanzibar Electricity Corporation (ZECO), in addition to the purchase of energy meters and fault detection equipment.
The Multiconsult led consortium will support DoEM and the Directorate of Planning, Policy and Research (DPPR) in the preparation of an Energy Efficiency Master Plan and development of a new Energy Act. The Norwegian Embassy in Tanzania has been supporting construction of the electricity grid throughout the Islands of Zanzibar for three decades. Multiconsult is currently supporting ZECO to develop capacity for grid maintenance; and the current SIDA supported project will complement these efforts.
For further information, please contact:
Mirza Koristovic, Head of Investor Relations
Phone: +47 93 87 05 25
Gaute Christensen, VP Communications
Phone: +47 911 70 188
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Multiconsult is a leading Norwegian multidisciplinary engineering consulting firm, with more than 2 000 employees and 45 offices in Norway and abroad. Multiconsult's home market is Norway, representing 92 per cent of 2014 operating revenues. The Company focuses on six market areas: Buildings and Properties,Transport and Infrastructure, Energy, Oil and Gas, Industry and Environment and Natural resources. The Company has an operating history that spans more than a century, with the inception of Norsk Vandbygningskontor in 1908. In 2015 Multiconsult completed more than 8 000 projects for approx. 3 700 different customers.