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The European Commission has awarded to engineering firm Stantec a contract to manage the EU Global Technical Assistance Facility for Sustainable Energy initiative.

The contract is worth €32 million and includes Stantec leading a consortium which will provide the EU and its partners with advice and technical assistance regarding sustainable energy development.

Stantec will provide capacity building in support of regulatory reforms and investments in sustainable energy across the globe over a period of four years.

The Global TAF for Sustainable Energy is the EU’s largest external aid consultancy contract for sustainable energy

The initiative will help to improve sector governance and increase investments in sustainable energy.

The aim is to help EU’s partner countries in Latin America, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific increase their capacities in the energy sector.

For instance, the contract will help the EU to help partner countries to access to modern energy services, improve energy efficiency and double the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.

Christophe Leroy, Operations Director for Stantec in Belgium, said: “It’s an honor for us, and a testament to the success of our work on the SE4ALL project, to be involved in this new Global TAF.

“By addressing access to affordable, reliable, efficient, and modern energy resources, the project will give needed attention to two of the biggest challenges we face as a global community — climate change and equitable development. Playing a role of this magnitude in support of that process is something we are very proud of.”