NORPLAN’s long track record bears witness to a robust and resilient company. The company was established in 1971 to export Norwegian consultancy and engineering expertise to international markets. The emphasis was on aid projects – particularly in East- and Sub Saharan Africa in the early years.


  • NORPLAN was established as a consulting partnership and submitted its first joint bid for a NORAD project in August of the same year

First International Office

  • NORPLAN opened its first ‘offshore’ branch office in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This office was instrumental in accommodating NORPLANs growing business in the East-African region

Arabian Peninsula Offices

  • NORPLAN expanded onto the Arabian Peninsula and opened an office in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates

Uganda Office

  • NORPLAN established an office in Kampala, Uganda in cooperation with local engineer and business man Lawrence Omulen

Balkan Office

  • NORPLAN established a project office in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Shebelle Consult, Ethiopia

  • NORPLAN established long-term cooperation with a local engineering company, Shebelle Consult – their office in Addis Ababa also serving as the NORPLAN project office

Nepal Office

  • After being awarded the Melamchi multipurpose project, NORPLAN established a project office in Kathmandu, Nepal

Lao PDR and Russia offices

  • As environmental and social program manager for the Theun-Hinboun HPP project, NORPLAN established an office in Vientiane, Lao PDR. NORPLAN also opened an office in St Petersburg, Russia, for the St. Petersburg flood protection project

Tanzania Office

  • NORPLAN Tanzania is established as a limited company with local staff and management as majority shareholders

Bhutan Office, reduced ownership in Uganda

  • Awarded pre-feasibility and surveillance studies for 15 hydropower projects, NORPLAN opened an office in Thimphu, Bhutan. NORPLAN Uganda Ltd renamed NEWPLAN Ltd. and run as an independent local company with reduced NORPLAN ownership

Oman Office

  • NORPLAN is awarded the Redevelopment Masterplan for Mutrah project and opens an office in Muscat, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman

Russia Office closed

  • Following the successful completion of the project, the St Petersburg project office was closed

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