Siemens Energy’s Commitment to African Energy: Driving Innovation and Sustainability”

Farouk Benabdoun, the Vice President of North, West, and Central Africa at Siemens Energy, will be a featured speaker at the Invest in African Energy (IAE) 2024 forum. This two-day event aims to connect Africa’s leading energy projects with operators, investors, and service providers.

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Siemens, operating in over 50 African countries, stands as a global leader in energy technology. The company drives innovative energy initiatives across the continent, with a particular emphasis on power, renewable energy, and hydrogen. In November 2023, Siemens entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the German company DAI Infrastruktur to develop a green ammonia project in Egypt.

This project, set to produce 2 million tons of ammonia annually, will utilize electrolyzers, auxiliary plant systems, and critical equipment supplied by Siemens. Expected to commence operations in 2028, the plant will export green ammonia to German and European off-takers, aligning with Egypt’s aspirations to cultivate a domestic green hydrogen industry.

Organized by Energy Capital & Power, IAE 2024 is a prestigious forum designed to foster investment partnerships between African energy markets and global investors. Scheduled for May 14-15, 2024, in Paris, the event promises two days of in-depth engagement with industry experts, project developers, investors, and policymakers. For further details, interested parties are encouraged to visit the event website at Sponsorship opportunities and delegate participation inquiries can be directed to [email protected].

In Nigeria, Siemens is at the forefront of efforts to enhance and expand the country’s power infrastructure. The company has committed to a power project deal aimed at delivering 11,000 MW to the national grid by 2030. Additionally, Siemens Gamesa, a result of the merger between Siemens’ wind power division and the Spanish company Gamesa Corporación Tecnológica, has played a significant role in advancing wind power capacity in Africa.

Having installed more than 3.4 GW of wind power capacity across the continent, Siemens Gamesa’s contributions represent half of Africa’s total installed capacity in this sector.

In summary, Siemens Energy’s active involvement in various energy projects across Africa underscores the company’s commitment to advancing sustainable energy solutions on the continent. Through initiatives like the green ammonia project in Egypt and efforts to bolster Nigeria’s power infrastructure,  continues to play a pivotal role in driving Africa’s energy transition forward.

Farouk Benabdoun’s participation at IAE 2024 further underscores  dedication to facilitating dialogue and collaboration within the African energy sector, ultimately contributing to the continent’s socio-economic development and environmental sustainability.

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