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.
For a little while, ENGIE had published on its website hints about who it had actually "consulted" when doing business in occupied Western Sahara.
The German building materials giant sides with Morocco in the Western Sahara conflict, avoiding any questions on its own legal obligations in the occupied territory.
The French company Alcatel Submarine Networks SpA, partially owned by Nokia, has laid telecom cables in occupied Western Sahara.
India and New Zealand stand out as the main importers of phosphate rock from occupied Western Sahara, in WSRW’s newest annual report on the controversial trade.