The guarantee institute GIEK has issued a guarantee for the Norwegian firm Jacobsen Elektro for a heavy fuel oil thermal plant in Uganda. The plant is being built to ease the energy crisis in Uganda, but has been delayed for almost a year because the decision to award the contract to Jacobsen was disputed by competitors.
The Danish firm E. Pihl & Søn AS has joined forces with Swedish Läckeby Water (Purac) and captured several aid-financed contracts in Sri Lanka funded by Sweden and Denmark. Their total aid portfolio in Sri Lanka amounts to DKK 860 million (SEK 1.1 billion).
Three of the seven Scandinavian consultancies that bid for the Norad hydropower evaluation contract were initially considered ineligible because it was feared that team members were too closely tied to the Norwegian hydropower aid sector. An eighth, Vattenfall Power Consultant, was declared ineligible and did not submit a bid.