ENGIE acquires two energy firms operating in West AfricaNetspace
ENGIE Africa expands its footprint in West Africa by acquiring two companies, namely Afric Power and Tieri, specialising in energy services in the region. The energy solutions provider noted that the companies based in Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, have been able to export their competencies throughout the region.
Afric Power and Tieri are complementary companies offering a comprehensive service including system design, the assembly of electrical cabinets and automated control mechanisms, and the installation, maintenance and warranty coverage of equipment.
The companies have forged strong partnerships with customers operating in many sectors, such as agro-industry, agri-food, mines, large-scale services and data centres.
Commenting on the acquisition, regional manager of ENGIE West and Central Africa, Philippe Miquel, said: “Afric Power and Tieri have both made their mark in the region and built up a diverse customer portfolio by focusing on quality, proximity and innovation.
“We fully share these values and are convinced that this solid foundation combined with ENGIE’s expertise, financial clout and international credentials will enable us to quickly establish the integrated energy service provider the region needs.”
Operations in West Africa
ENGIE’s activities in West and Central Africa are focused on centralised energy generation, mini-grids and individual solar kits. Read more…
The energy solutions provider has recently achieved;
- Commissioning the Santhiou Mekhe solar photovoltaic plant in Senegal (30MW).
- Being awarded the energy and systems component of the Dakar Regional Express Train (TER) project.
- And commissioning the Soubré hydroelectric dam (275MW) in Côte d’Ivoire.
“ENGIE will capitalise on this acquisition to set up a regional platform with a view to offering energy services (installation and maintenance) to commercial and industrial customers, both private and public,” the company stated.