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Energize Integrated power supply solutions needed in Africa
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Integrated power supply solutions needed in Africa

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gibb-308-09-2014Colin Logan, Gibb’s chief supervisor says that engineering firms need to offer master planning and integrated power supply solutions on the African continent, rather than focusing on one aspect of the energy supply chain. Promoting one particular technology tends to invite skepticism. When approaching business on the continent, it is important to sell responsible energy solutions which will work best for a particular situation. To do this the various divisions – hydropower and other renewable energy sources, along with nuclear and thermal energy – need to work together to find the best solution for every new scenario. This insight comes from working on numerous hydropower projects for Gibb over the past ten years, most notably in the role of Project Manager on the Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme, a joint venture with Knight Piésold and Royal HaskoningDHV to supply detailed design, tender documentation, design monitoring and construction supervision. The rated generating capacity of the scheme is 1334 MW with an energy storage capacity of 21 000 MWh.

Contact Rowan Sewchurran, Gibb, Tel 011 519-4600, rsewchurran@gibb.co.za

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