-Seeing this from the inside, the standard is almost unreal. Yet, they save lives. Every day. And it is exactly the sum of these things that makes this project right for us. Both the social contribution, making a difference in a bigger sense, but also how that contribution is closely linked to our core technical competence, says Nils Haukeland, Chief Business Developer in Head Energy.
And now there is hope. Evy Eftestøl and Henning Bøe from Stav Ark have concluded a feasibility study for the hospital area and made step-by-step recommendations. First on their list is a new maternity ward. During the visit in November, detailed measurements were made to secure the best possible data going into the engineering phase.
Experienced Project Managers Bengt Frantzen and Elin Vagle from Head Energy Infra’s Project Administration unit will assist in the preparation, but Dagfinn Berg makes it clear that project management, engineering and construction must be done by resources and companies in Tanzania:
-We can contribute to the work securing financing of the project, but they must use local contractors and suppliers who can make guarantees and do maintenance, and it is important to create jobs locally. This is the only way to let them build valuable experience going forward. After all, we want to develop, not just help, Dagfinn states.