Saharawi refugees protested against the Swiss-Swedish company's contract for the Moroccan government on occupied land.
Western Sahara Resource Watch this week wrote that the Swiss-Swedish ABB Group received a contract for building energy in occupied Western Sahara.
The company is involved in the Aftissat wind energy project near Boujdour, occupied Western Sahara, to connect the new controversial wind farm in the territory to the Moroccan national electricity grid. By doing this, Morocco will be able to profit even more from the illegal occupation of the territory.
The refugee group protesting the matter were holding a banner stating that "ABB, you are not welcome in Western Sahara"
The company had confirmed in a letter corresponence with a Swiss organisation that it was involved in such project.
The Swiss-Swedish technological giant ABB got contracted to build the infrastructure that is set to connect a new wind farm in occupied Western Sahara to Morocco's national electricity grid.
For the fourth consecutive year, the German engineering company dodges questions at its Annual Shareholders Meeting as to whether it has obtained the consent of the people of Western Sahara to operate on their land.
Why did you not seek permission from my people?, a Saharawi refugee asked at Siemens AGM. Company fails to answer questions why it operates on occupied land.
WSRW has again asked Siemens to clarify how they’ve obtained the consent of the people of Western Sahara to their involvement in literally all of Morocco’s wind power plans in the occupied territory.