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Oando, Others Meet South Africa’s Minister of Energy On Gas-to-Power

Nigeria’s leading indigenous energy group, Oando, is part of the select group pf African firms that would Join South Africa’s Minister of Energy at Gas-to- Power Meeting in Cape Town next week.

The companies are to join the South Africa’s Minister of Energy, Tina Joematt-Pettersson, and the Deputy President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, along with forum sponsor, Delta Natural Gas, and lead independent power producer (IPP) sponsor Acwa Power.

Held with the full support of the South African government’s IPP Office, this meeting will explore the opportunities for power and infrastructure developers around the now imminent request for proposal (RFP) announcement. During the meeting, the IPP Office will present a calendared timeline of actions, and discussions will explore the country’s potential for establishing a successful liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry to help mitigate power shortages and enhance local industry.

Some of the other sponsors and companies attending include Abengoa, Black & Veatch, Caterpillar, Excelerate Energy, Fluor, Marubeni, Standard Bank, Mitsubishi, Oando, Rand Merchant Bank, Sasol, Sumitomo Corp, Nedbank, White & Case, Karpowership and Wartsila.

Simon Gosling, Managing Director of EnergyNet, says: “Such an overwhelming response to this meeting confirms the appetite of the private sector to engage with the government in the development of South Africa’s gas-to-power generation industry.”

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