Our African Projects sector is a microcosm of all of our other sectors. The African terrain provides us the opportunity to apply most if not all of our expertise and unique skill set. We understand Africa's needs and are committed to working with NGOs, Governments and the communities to fulfill these needs.
We are committed to bringing the most innovative, advanced and environmentally friendly technologies to African projects as we feel a moral sense of responsibility to the continent and its people. Our tailored training in many areas is geared at empowering the African labor force in record time.
We are in the process of transforming the African landscape by optimizing every facet of the manufacturing industry through proper design, controls, advanced controls and optimization techniques as well as proactive monitoring of the environment.
AFRICAN COUNTRIES IN NEED OF ELETRICITY:
10. Tanzania (15.3% of population)
Tanzania is in great want of electrical energy, and only 15.3% of its population has access to electricity. Nonetheless, the country boasts of having a wealth of different potential energy sources from biomass, solar, wind, coal, geothermal, natural gas, and uranium alike.
9. Niger (14.4% of population)
Niger has difficulty supplying electricity to its citizens, and the utility serves only around 14.4% of its population. Much of Niger's population lives in rural areas, most of which are without electricity. Although electricity is not the main energy used by the local people, and most of them are used to going without it, the access would help improve economic development and the overall advancement of their lives.
8. Sierra Leone (14.2% of population)
Sierra Leone has only about 14.2% of its population currently having access to electricity supplies. The World Bank has made available to Sierra Leone a $40 million credit line, with which it could expand the electricity available to its rural areas. The Energy Sector Utility Reform Project will put up a viable management structure that should improve the national electricity distribution all over the country.
7. Burkina Faso (13.1% of population)
Burkina Faso is also in short supply of energy, and only 13.1% of its population has access to electricity. In 2013, the World Bank granted a $50 million credit to assist the country in its electricity supply development project. This would include the improvement of the power supplies to around 40 rural towns, by way of putting up new transmission lines.
6. Central African Republic (10.8% of population)
The Central African Republic has only 10.8% of its population supplied with electricity. The main cause for this shortage has been the string of frequent rebellions and military coups seen there which have spawned a number of economic crises. This was worsened by the displacement of more than 930,000 of its citizens in 2004 due to these local conflicts.
5. Liberia (9.8% of population)
Liberia also has a short supply of electrical energy, and only 9.8% of its population has electricity. The energy supply in the country is mainly sourced (80%) from biomass, most of which goes towards cooking and heating needs. However, the city of Monrovia has about 85% of its population using charcoal. Some rural households use electrical generator sets, though these need expensive, imported fuel to run.
4. Malawi (9.8% of population)
Malawi has a shortage of infrastructure to supply rural electricity as it is needed , and only 9.8% of its population has access to it. The government's program under the Energy Sector Support Project has involved studies looking into adding additional hydropower stations, as well as those powered by wind, solar, and bio-gas sources. The World Bank was the source of an $85-million loan facilitating part of the project.
3. Burundi (6.5% of population)
Burundi is also in short supply of energy, with only 6.5% of its population having access to electricity. Although 90% of its total population lives in rural areas, only a small percent there enjoy the benefits of electricity. Burundi's hydroelectrically generated power supply suffers daily power cuts during the dry season as well. Biomass consumption contributes about 94% of its energy needs, and biomass burnt there includes fuel wood, charcoal, agricultural residues, and bagasse.
2. Chad (6.4% of population)
Chad has a shortage of infrastructure to supply much needed rural electricity, and only 6.4% of its population has access to the energy commodity. Transportation and power are also lacking in most rural areas. Electricity is largely supplied by geothermal plants, while fuel comes mostly in the form of wood. About 80% of the country's population works in the agricultural sector. Chad depends on foreign investment for its larger projects, such as the Chad-Cameroon pipeline and the development of several of its major oil fields.
1. South Sudan (5.1% of population)
South Sudan has only 5.1% of its population enjoying access to electricity. It has less than 1% of its roads being paved, and less than 1% of the population have formal, Western-style housing as we would recognize it as well. Such a want for facilities has been the result of 30 years of war and government neglect. The government is now trying to attract foreign investors to conduct their varied business ventures within South Sudan. Many of these will be for power generation and distribution, transportation infrastructure, and property development.