Statnett has decided to upgrade and develop the Norwegian national power grid. Studies show that the current power grid is close to its capacity, so it is crucial to ensure power for the next generation. The expansions requires significant mobilisation of engineering capacity.
– Securing these important contracts gives Multiconsult an exciting opportunity to support Statnett in designing the next generation power grid. This is a major and important assignment that entrenches our position in the market, says Wilfried Pimenta de Miranda, Strategic Sales Manager for Energy.
Minimum two-year agreement
Multiconsult and Fichtner will supply a range of services. The services include project planning, project management, construction management, specialised services, and Geotechnics. The agreement is for a minimum of two years.
Both companies are leaders in their home markets, and also work internationally within electricity production and transmission. Through Multiconsult’s international subsidiary Norplan Hydropower Ltd., the companies already cooperate on the construction of the Mount Coffee hydroelectric power project in Liberia.