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Takkom Jerry & LSD vs. Nykomb Synergetics Development AB

Case overview

Date filed 29 April 2015
Current status Pending
Issue Severe impacts of Nykomb’s planned coal-fired power plant
Summary of the case Takkom Jerry and LSD filed a complaint to the Swedish NCP against Nykomb Synergetics Development AB, a Stockholm-based company that offers process and power systems, engineering consultancy and project development services. Takkom Jerry, a community in the vicinity of Dakar, Senegal, impacted by the a proposed coal-fired power plant, alleges that Nykomb breached the OECD Guidelines by not taking sufficient measures to avoid potential negative impacts of power plant, for not meaningfully engaging with the local communities whose livelihoods have been put at risk and for acting upon an outdated environmental and social impact assessment from 2009.

The complaint further alleges that community members who have already been adversely impacted by the project and have been resettled have not been compensated.

The complainants request that the Swedish NCP facilitate a dialogue aimed at bringing Nykombs behaviour in line with the OECD Guidelines. Given the scale and severity of the impacts of the project as is currently planned, the complainants suggest that Nykomb relocates its power plant.
Developments/Outcome Seven months after receipt the complaint the Swedish NCP has issued its initial assessment on the case in December 2015. After examaning the complaint the NCP decided to accept the case for further consideration and is talking with the parties about the issues raised.
Relevant OECD Guidelines
Case keywords Health and safety, Extractives / mining sector, Forced evictions and resettlement, Human rights, Environment, Energy sector, Climate change

NCP Information

NCP name National Contact Point Sweden
NCP address Gustav Adolfs Torg 1 103 33 Stockholm, Sweden
NCP website
Other NCPs involved



Company Information

Company responsible Nykomb Synergetics Development AB
Company address
Company website
Company in violation
Country of operations Senegal
Other companies involved

Timeline of developments

Date Actor Action Description Document
3 December 2015 National Contact Point Sweden accept The NCP accepts the complaint download pdf (62Kb)  
29 April 2015 Association Lumière Synergie Développement file The complainants submitted the case and await the NCPs initial assessment. download pdf (1366Kb)  

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