22 June 2018, 13:30
Offering power generation solutions and promoting the role of generator sets in hybrid projects using renewable energy, where diesel and gas-powered generators guarantee a reliable supply and continuous service.
Once again, HIMOINSA is attending the Africa Energy Forum (AEF), which this year celebrates its twentieth edition in Mauritius, where the main stakeholders in the African energy sector have gathered, including engineering companies, developers, as well as products and equipment and ministerial representatives from African countries.
In terms of active participation, HIMOINSA took part in several Panel Discussions, contributing its expertise as a global manufacturer of generator sets. Matthew Bell, Director - Business Development at HIMOINSA Southern Africa, stressed the importance of contributing to sustainable growth in Africa, by promoting hybrid power generation systems. “HIMOINSA has invested in R&D, working with partners specialising in solar energy and batteries to guarantee solutions that can be integrated effectively with renewable energy and to offer hybrid solutions both for 'off-grid applications' and in 'multi-megawatt' power plants integrated into new smart network models”.
Morocco, South Africa, Egypt, Ethiopia and Kenya are some of the African countries that have shown great interest in developing major projects and constructing new energy infrastructures. Of those countries, Morocco has a goal of developing up to 1.5GW of solar and wind power so that clean energy accounts for 42% of the Energy Mix by 2020. Against this backdrop, HIMOINSA offers generator sets designed for hybrid applications of this kind, which guarantee a reliable supply and make it possible to combine the functionality of a diesel or gas-powered generator with renewable systems, reducing fuel consumption as well as operation and maintenance costs.
As a strategic partner in power generation, HIMOINSA is part of the Spain Renewable Energy Consortium, which has the goal of promoting energy transformation, exporting knowledge and promoting the ability of the companies that are contributing to it.
With over 20 years' experience in Africa, HIMOINSA has supplied generator sets to major projects on the continent. It has an extensive distribution network in most African countries, as well as commercial subsidiaries in South Africa and Angola. Its local presence combined with its international experience give it a thorough understanding of the needs of projects in Africa, offering solutions that have been successful in other parts of the world.