NIRAS contracts are responsible for 30 out of the 136 million kroner, which spent on development aid in 2014. For eight consecutive years, NIRAS has been the top Danida consultant.
Denmark's main consultant in development aid is NIRAS. Also in 2014.
Out of a total 136 million kroner in 2014, NIRAS has won contracts worth 30 million kroner from Denmark’ development cooperation Danida - or almost a quarter of the total.20 out of the 30 million is related to a project improving investment opportunities for the agricultural sector in Tanzania.
The remaining assignments include a growth program in Nepal and an evaluation of the Arab Initiative, thereby spreading NIRAS’ assignments across most of the Danida palette.
"We have a thorough knowledge of what Danida demands, why we bid on a fairly large number of the Danida opportunities," explains the director of NIRAS International Consulting Denmark Sven Vejen Hindkjær on a telephone line from Maputo in Mozambique, where he is currently executing a technical evaluation of a programme supporting rural roads.
Eight years in a row
It is the prestigious international journal Development Today, that has announced NIRAS as the top Danida consultant with the largest share of total contracts for the eight year in a row.
“With these contracts […] NIRAS continues to dominate the Danida market in 2014,” Development Today states in its annual summary of Danida market activities.
However to keep the position as preferred Danida consultant for eight straight years is not an achievement that comes by itself. New methods and product development together with competitive prices are some of the reasons why NIRAS has remained on the competitive edge:
"It is crucial that we are able to conceive new thoughts and go down new paths, while remaining competitive. Most orders are won in a strong field of international suppliers, "says Sven Vejen Hindkjær.Development Aid is a growing market area for NIRAS. Last year, the total annual revenue passed a quarter of a billion kroner, which represents a doubling in just five years.