About ENGIE in Africa
ENGIE is a leading global energy company that builds its businesses around a model based on responsible growth to take on energy transition challenges. We provide individuals, cities and businesses innovative solutions based on our expertise in 4 key sectors: independent power production, natural gas, renewable energy and energy efficiency services to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation and the rational use of resources.
ENGIE Key figures
- Euro 66.9 billion revenues in 2016
- 16 billion euro of investment over 2016 – 2018 including €1 billion for innovative and digital projects and €50 million committed to energy access
- 153,090 employees
- Operations in 70 countries
- 1,100 researchers and experts at 11 R&D centers
- 112.7 gigawatts of installed capacity of which 19.5% in renewable energy
- N°1 gas distribution network in Europe
- N°1 importer of LNG in Europe
- An investment fund of €50 million committed to energy access
The Group is listed on Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main international indices: CAC40, BEL20, DJ euro Stoxx 50; Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo (Eurozone 120, Europe 120 and France 20).
In keeping with its values and commitments, ENGIE seeks in all circumstances to act in accordance with the laws and regulations in force in the countries where it operates. To achieve this goal, the Group established a code of conduct that underpins the day-to-day strategic decisions, management and professional practices of the Group. It also introduced the tools needed to measure compliance with Group’s commitment.
The Ethics Charter defines the ethical principles that all ENGIE employees are expected to apply to their professional practices and conduct towards anyone with whom the Group has dealings. In addition, the Ethics Charter describes ethical governance such as it is put into practice within the Group.
ENGIE in Africa – a long-term energy partner
Africa’s economies are growing currently at an average rate of 4% per year. Six of the world’s fastest growing economies over the past decade were in Sub-Saharan Africa. However, sustaining such growth will only be possible if fueled by a much larger and better performing energy sector.
By 2050, Africa will be home to at least 2 billion people – twice as many as today – with 40% living in rural areas. In 2014, about 634 million African people (55% of the population) had no access to electricity, and 793 million (69% of the population) were living without clean cooking facilities. Africans currently consume only one quarter of the global fossil fuels and biomass –mostly in traditional uses.
Gas can be considered as one of the vectors for the energy transition in Africa. Within the gas value chain ENGIE is looking at opportunities for developing infrastructure, particularly for import and transport and combined electricity/gas solutions (“Gas to Power”) in countries with national resources, and/or associated with import terminal and infrastructure developments (North and South Africa).
ENGIE manages the development and operation of thermal power and renewable energy assets in several African countries. ENGIE is a first-mover in independent power generation in South Africa and built Africa’s largest wind farm in Morocco. Whether in the engineering consulting, facility management or energy efficiency services field, ENGIE has built a solid reputation over the last 50 years. The Group is now involved to contribute to Africa’s sustainable growth by developing projects in gas infrastructure, centralized and decentralized power production, electricity and gas distribution as well as energy services and industrial energy engineering.
In Africa, ENGIE also focuses on decentralized solutions for villages, cities and territories supporting the demand for effective energy solutions in rural and urban areas. ENGIE also offers Business to Business Solutions: supporting growth in industrial and service sectors by providing integrated, outsourced energy services
ENGIE’s Energy Services activities are spead throughout the continent via a number of companies (ENGIE Cofely, ENGIE Ineo, ENGIE Fabricom, ENGIE Axima and ENGIE Endel) but with a particularly strong presence in Algeria and in Morocco.
ENGIE Key figures in Africa
- Over 60 years of experience on the African continent
- 2.9 GW thermal power and renewable energy capacity in operation or under construction
- € 334 million revenues in 2016
- 1st mover Independent Power Production in South Africa
- Africa’s largest wind farm in Morocco
- 1.4 gigawatts of capacity in operation
- 1.5 gigawatts of capacity under construction
- 1st LNG chain between Algeria and France
- Over 400 employees in energy services and efficiency sector working for approximately 80 clients in 17 African countries
Our vision / mission
To accompany Africa’s energy transition by:
- Improving access to energy – 75% of African people still miss access to power, power shortages slowing down economic growth considerably
- Developing renewable energies as decentralized and competitive solutions to accompany the energy transition – Thanks to a rational use of Africa’s natural resources.
Proximity – to be an integral part of Africa: to establish the required institutional relations and business partnerships – to recruit locally
Meeting our clients’ expectations – developing adapted solutions, capitalizing on ENGIE businesses and expertise:
- Centralized power with a balanced mix, made of renewable energy as a preferred solution and natural gas as a necessary complement
- Gas infrastructure, especially import and transport facilities
- Decentralized solutions for villages, towns and territories to accompany the demand for efficient energy solutions of rural and urban areas
- Decentralized externalized solutions for businesses, to accompany the growth of the industrial and tertiary sector proposing integrated energy services solutions
- Decentralized solutions for private and professional customers
Our organization in Africa
The Group aims to be one of Africa’s main energy actors in the next ten years. To support this ambition in the power production and marketing, natural gas and energy services businesses, ENGIE will be active across the entire continent with four offices corresponding to the regions where the Group is active :
- Casablanca (Morocco) for North Africa
- Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire) for West and Central Africa
- Nairobi (Kenya) for East Africa
- Johannesburg (South Africa) for Southern Africa
ENGIE also offers a variety of engineering services through its subsidiary Tractebel, which has more than 125 years of expertise in energy management, water treatment and infrastructure projects. Present in 33 countries and developing projects in over 140 countries, Tractebel is present in Africa since the beginning of the 50’s, providing engineering services mainly in the fields of hydropower, power plant and gas infrastructures, renewables (solar power, wind energy ), transport (railways, underground structures) and transmission & distribution.
The company provides the full scope of energy management and infrastructures engineering consulting services from feasibility studies to decommissioning or project rehabilitation, including environmental protection and industrial safety.
Tractebel has delivered its expertise to a majority of African countries, among them Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Dem. Rep. of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Namibia, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia and Uganda.
Find out more about Tractebel and its project references in Africa and worldwide
ENGIE Ineo, another energy services specialist subsidiary, works on global projects for industrial and tertiary-sector electrical installations, energy networks, public lighting, transportation and telecommunications infrastructures, overall security, energy production, information systems and outsoursing. Through ENGIE Ineo, the Group has several projects and contracts in Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Comoros, Congo, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Gabon, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo, Benin…