Turnkey solutions for renewable energy projects in Tanzania: French companies will present their offers at the first “Semaine de la France”
On the 5th April 2017, the French Embassy in Tanzania will organise a unique Workshop on renewable energies at the National Museum in Dar es Salaam. This workshop is part of the “Semaine de la France”, an unprecedented Business Forum. It will be the occasion for French companies of the sector to present their technical offers and track records, as well as sharing views with Tanzanian government representatives and multilateral donors.
French companies involved in the development of renewable energies and offering high standard and sustainable turnkey solutions will present their experience. COREXSOLAR, coming from the French Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean, develops designs, installs and operates solar PV projects of all sizes, from small community-based solar initiatives to major solar photovoltaic farms. At the end of 2013, the company had completed over 60 MWp of solar power projects, and is currently developing large-scale solar parks coupled with electrochemical storage. ELECTRICITE DE MAYOTTE is an integrated energy provider in the island of Mayotte. It produces, transports, distributes and markets electricity throughout the island. EDM is resolutely oriented towards Enr with in particular two thermal power plants with a total capacity of 112 MW plus 15 MW of photovoltaic systems connected to the grid. EMCA: Mastering several aspects of civil works, the company deploys its knowledge, its material means and workforce to support authority’s partners in to comply sewage in the entire territory of Mayotte. They are interested in bridging the gap between civil works and renewable energy in Tanzania. ENGIE develops its businesses (power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy. The Group provides individuals, cities and businesses with highly efficient and innovative solutions largely based on its expertise in four key sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency, liquefied natural gas and digital technology. Engie employs 153.090 people worldwide and achieved revenues of EUR 66.6 billion in 2016. ENVIROEARTH is specialized in the design, procurement, construction and maintenance of photovoltaic and hybrid power plants of small and medium sizes, with or without storage, whether grid-tie or off-grid. The company, which is used to work in remote sites such as rural areas in developing countries, is UNDP’s privileged supplier for turnkey solar farms up to 500 kWp. ERGOS: Established in Paris, Ergos Energy Partners is a M&A, strategic consulting and business development firm focusing in the energy sector. Ergos is targeting a mix of players in Tanzania, including large industrial companies, investments funds and local entrepreneurs. GENERAL ELECTRIC operates in infrastructure projects, including sustainable energy solutions, providing efficient and reliable transportation as well as improving access to quality healthcare. General Electric has developed major energy projects in Tanzania, including the 150 MW Kinyerezi power plant developed by Jacobsen Elektro AS for TANESCO. The second phase will add 150 MW to the grid using GEs LM6000PF dual Gas Turbines. SAGEMCOM : Sagemcom operates on two major markets: Broadband, smart city and internet of things (IoT) and Power: Rural Electrification, Nano-grid, Hybrid Energy Solutions with solar, genset, DC battery and Metering Systems, LV/MV; managed Services, with 24/7 maintenance, Energy & Site Environment monitoring. QUADRAN, also coming from the Reunion Island, is specialized in the development, construction, and operation of renewable energy assets across the main sectors of renewable energies: wind, solar, hydro, and biogas. It operates 450 MW of renewable plants in the Reunion Island, Mauritius and New Caledonia. VERGNET has significant experience in completing hybrid projects in areas of isolated grids, and its hybrid solution, Hybrid Wizard™, maximises, in real time, renewable energy penetration, in any combination of wind, photovoltaic solar and battery storage, for new or existing diesel systems. It has references for medium and large scale projects in Ethiopia, Chad and Mauritania.
This French-Tanzania Workshop will also be an opportunity for the French “EAC+ Indian Ocean Renewable Energies Club” to meet for the third time since its creation in 2016, and for the first time in Tanzania. Supported by the French government and French companies, this public-private club aims at fostering integrated solutions to answer the development needs of Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. It covers the whole scope of renewable energies, i.e. hydroelectricity, wind power, solar power, geothermic power and biogas.
France is a leader in Europe in terms of developing innovative solutions for access to energy. Renewable energies currently stand at 15% of the country’s overall energy mix, far above energy coming from fossil sources (8%). The Reunion Island, which is the closest French territory from Tanzania, has developed a strong expertise in renewable energies and takes 37% of its energy from renewable sources, mainly hydraulic and solar, Reunion Island is targeting 90% of its energy produced by renewable energies.
The French government is dedicated to the development of renewable energies, on France’s territory as well as worldwide. Tanzania’s objective is to reach 23% of its total energy consumption coming from renewable sources by 2020, an ambition that goes above the 20% objective fixed by the European Union. At the international level, its strong engagement for environment and climate has led to the signature of the Paris Agreement in December 2015, which includes a specific African Initiative for Renewable Energies.