Lenders Advisory Services

We enable lenders to participate in the responsible implementation of renewable energy projects in the developing world. Our multidisciplinary teams have the knowledge and experience to ensure that projects are technically robust, adhere to international environmental and social standards, and contribute to our clients’ reputation as responsible lenders.

Multiconsult is one of Norway’s largest technical and engineering consulting companies operating in more than 30 countries worldwide. We are dedicated to building a sustainable future by empowering sound environmental and socially responsible investment decisions.

We provide our clients with industry-leading expertise across a wide range of renewable energy technologies including hydropower, biomass, solar and wind, as well as the transmission and distribution infrastructure required to supply power to where it is needed. Our in-house specialist teams deliver an integrated service covering all engineering, financial, environmental, and social disciplines needed for the implementation of renewable energy projects. We have 250 highly qualified renewable energy engineers, power economists, regulatory specialists, social and environmental scientists. Other specialists may be found among our 2700 permanent members of staff. Our lenders advisory services cover the full financing cycle for renewable energy projects:

We know that every project is different. Rapidly understanding a project and the associated risks is essential. Our expertise and international experience allow us to identify risks early and recommend mitigating strategies before things go wrong. We adopt a structured and methodical approach to risk identification and the development of potential solutions to avoid delays and cost overruns, whilst ensuring responsible development in accordance with international standards. We understand the objectives and administrative processes of lenders and tailor our services to meet their requirements..

Protecting the reputation of our clients is fundamental to what we do. There are unique risks associated with renewable energy projects in developing countries that can result in severe reputational risk to lenders if left unchecked. Managing these risks requires vigilance, detailed knowledge of international standards, and the ability to recommend corrective actions to avoid negative outcomes and restore best practice. The role of financier affords the opportunity to promote workplace health & safety, environmental protection, and socially responsible development. Multiconsult works with lenders to achieve these goals..

The delivery of a project on time and within budget is a shared objective for owners and lenders, but the exposure to risk is different. Carefully designed stress tests prior to financial close will indicate if there is an adequate level of contingency in the financing plan to cover essential outgoings and debt service. Engineering or environmental & social issues that might adversely impact viability or cash flow must be identified, allocated and mitigated. We have delivered results on a range of projects throughout the world in complex geographical conditions and challenging commercial environments..