[Johannesburg, 28 January 2016] Leading supplier of high-end and specialised equipment to the oil and gas industries in Southern Africa since 2001, Energas Technologies, in partnership with Turboden, will be in attendance at the prestigious Africa Energy Indaba taking place from 16-17 February at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.
The Africa Energy Indaba is an important event on the energy calendar not only for South Africa, but Africa as a whole. The event aims to bring suppliers, top decision-makers, and key role-players in the energy sector together for two days of knowledge sharing and networking for a more connected, driven and forward-facing industry ready to harness Africa’s energy potential.
Energas Technologies, whose mandate is to help its customers unlock savings and productivity through its dynamic energy solutions, will be attending the Africa Energy Indaba for the first time this year. Comments Laetitia Botha, Energas Technologies Product Engineer, “In our role as suppliers of world-class equipment to the local oil and gas industries, we are naturally interested in finding solutions to South Africa’s energy requirements and to finding innovative and reliable energy solutions with which industry can operate optimally. For this reason, we partnered with Turboden, a leading European company that specialises in the development and production of ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle) turbo generators, in 2015.”
Turboden’s state-of-the-art equipment generates heat and power, suitable for distributed generation, from renewable sources and heat recovery in industrial processes, waste incinerators, engines and gas turbines. Energas Technologies, in partnership with Turboden, will be showcasing Turboden’s ORC turbo generators at the Africa Energy Indaba.
“Turboden has a significant global footprint with over 310 plants in 33 countries across the world. Our partnership represents a mutually beneficial exercise in bringing their state-of-the-art technology to South Africa,” notes Botha, adding, “The Africa Energy Indaba has become the foremost forum for debating and sharing solutions for Africa’s energy challenges. The event’s touch points include African power suppliers, alternative and renewable energies, oil and gas, legal regulatory frameworks, and investment opportunities in African energy projects, to name a few. The event has developed into a pivotal platform for African and international stakeholders doing business in Africa’s energy sector, which is why we believe it represents a great opportunity for Energas Technologies and Turboden to showcase the latter’s ORC turbo generator solutions.”
Energas Technologies is at the forefront of experiencing how electricity powered by natural gas is increasing in the local context. The company’s main focus is designing and building High Pressure Customer Metering Stations (HPCMS) that feed natural gas at a reduced line pressure to gas power plants in Africa. “Our most recent project was an HPCMS station for Gigawatt in Ressano Garcia, Mozambique, where the plant was delivered within budget and ahead of schedule. This is one of our many African energy success stories that light the way for the sector and that prove that industries can become independent of the national grid’s energy supply and operate more efficiently overall. This is the type of message we want to share and leave with visitors at the Indaba,” says Botha.
“While the energy sector in South Africa, and Africa at large, has its challenges, such as a focus on upfront capital investment without fully appreciating this investment’s capacity for creating long-term savings, challenges represent opportunities. One such opportunity is the Africa Energy Indaba. For us, this event represents a unique platform to engage with the sector, to tell our story, and to collectively imagine – and plan for – an Africa without energy constraints,” concludes Botha.
Find Energas Technologies at booth D9 at the Africa Energy Indaba, where you can talk to our representatives and learn more about our products and services. For more in-depth learning opportunities, take part in our half-day workshops in board rooms 6 and 7 on level 2. These will include ORC & Waste Heat Recovery (9:00-12:00 on Thursday, 18 February) and ORC & Renewable Resources (13:00-16:00 also on Thursday, 18 February).