Sweco contributing to double electricity generation in Rwanda

Sweco has been chosen to study and plan a new peat-fired power plant in Rwanda. The new plant will contribute to more than doubling Rwanda’s supply of electricity. For Sweco, the contract is worth a total of over EUR 1.5 million.

“The new power plant will meet Rwanda’s urgent need for electricity and provide vital opportunities for continued social progress throughout the region. Sweco has been carrying out assignments in Rwanda for about ten years and it is inspiring to be part of the positive development that is taking place in the country,” says Erik Severin, President of Sweco Energuide.

Sweco’s assignment is to conduct studies and plan a new peat-fired power plant with a capacity of 90 megawatts. In the initial study, Sweco has taken into account the technical-economic, environmental and social conditions to extract peat for increased electricity production. During the planning and design phase, Sweco will prepare tender documents, specifications for implementation and a work plan for how to produce peat for the facility. Sweco will also draw up a plan to ensure that environmental and social consideration is taken during implementation.

Sweco’s assignment will run until 2014 and the new power plant is expected to go into operation during 2017.

For more information contact:

Erik Severin, President of Sweco Energuide, e-mail: erik.severin@sweco.se,
tel: +46 8-695 65 24

Roine Österberg, Assignment Manager (engineering design),
e-mail: roine.osterberg@sweco.se, +46 70-54 023 84

Per Olof Seman, Assignment Manager (study on environmental and social aspects),
e-mail: perolof.seman@sweco.se, +46 734-12 62 42 

Sweco is an international consulting group with combined expertise in consulting engineering, environmental technology and architecture. Sweco has annual sales of approximately SEK 7.5 billion and around 7,800 employees in the Nordic region and Central and Eastern Europe. The company has projects currently underway in some 80 countries worldwide. Sweco is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB.

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Sweco plans and designs tomorrow’s communities and cities. Our work produces sustainable buildings, efficient infrastructure and access to electricity and clean water. With 15,000 employees in Europe, we offer our customers the right expertise for every situation. We carry out projects in 70 countries annually throughout the world. Sweco is Europe’s leading engineering and architecture consultancy, with sales of approximately SEK 16.9 billion (EUR 1.8 billion). The company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

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