Norway seeks evaluation of national dam safety program

Norway’s petroleum and energy ministry seeks bids to evaluate the government’s program to assure dam safety in Norway. Bids are due October 30.

The ministry, OLJE- OG Energidepartementet, regulates Norway’s energy industry, including renewables and hydropower. The number of small hydro projects in Norway is increasing, with more than 800 operating and more than 700 being studied.

The petroleum and energy ministry seeks an evaluation of the safeguards of the Norwegian water resources and energy directorate, Norges Vassdrags- og Energidirektorat (NVE), for dam safety. NVE supervises 3,775 dams and 1,539 waterways owned by 868 entities.

Bids are sought to evaluate NVE’s organization and use of resources and to assess if they are adequate and lead to intended results. The evaluation also is to include assignments that are conducted by NVE’s Section for Dam Safety without being governed by the 2010 Dam Safety Regulation.

NVE is to conduct tendering using the Mercell Sourcing Service. Those seeking to register interest and obtain tender documents are to utilize the Mercell Internet site under

Bids, in Norwegian, are due by 1 p.m. October 30. For information, contact Kjell Hauge, OLJE- OG Energidepartementet, Einar Gerhardsens plass 1, 0180 Oslo, Norway; (47) 22246195; E-mail:; Internet: www.

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