About ENGIE in Africa

About ENGIE Group

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 60,6 billion revenues in 2018
  • 16 billion euro of investment over 2016 – 2018 including €1 billion for innovative and digital projects and €50 million committed to energy access
  • 160,000 employees
  • Operations in 70 countries
  • 24 million clients worldwide in Energy Services
  • 103 gigawatts of installed capacity of which 23% in renewable energy
  • N°1 gas distribution network 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.

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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 fuelled 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 2017, more than 600 million African people (60% of the population) had no access to electricity, and 848 million (71% 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.

ENGIE has strong ambitions in Africa, a continent with a thriving need for energy to sustain its foreseen growth in the coming years. Today, innovation in solar, battery storage, energy efficiency, remote connectivity and data analysis has created a strong confidence in the potential for these technologies to bridge energy gaps faster and cheaper. To succeed, the way electrification will be approached is key: centralized power and grid extension will remain the principal manner to electrify the continent, however it can no longer be considered as the only viable option to supply electricity.

ENGIE has the ability to develop both centralized and decentralized solutions as well as to deploy energy services and improve energy efficiency. That gives the Group a unique aptitude to bring innovative and integrated responses to unprecedented challenges in terms of energy needs. In essence, economic development and conditions in Africa are widely different from those experienced else-where and make Africa a laboratory for new solutions, new business models and new competitiveness.

Our portfolio of activities now comprises:

  • electricity generation facilities, both in operation and in construction, located in Morocco (wind and coal-fired plants), Egypt (wind), Senegal (solar PV) and South Africa (wind and oil distillate)
  • service activities in Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, South Africa, Mozambique, Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger
  • decentralized power generation, mini-grids development and Solar-Home-Systems (SHS) in 6 countries

ENGIE Key figures in Africa

  • Over 50 years of experience on the African continent
  • 3 GW thermal power and renewable energy capacity in operation or under construction
  • Providing clean off-grid electricity to more than 2.5 million people
  • €385 million of turnover in 2018
  • 1st mover Independent Power Production in South Africa
  • 2.9 gigawatts of capacity in operation
  • 350 megawatts of capacity under construction
  • Over 3000 employees of which 98% African

Our vision / mission in Africa

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 well 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, 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 a long-term partner for Africa’s growing energy needs. To support this ambition, we have put in place an effective organizational structure that will allow us to optimally respond to our stakeholders’ demands and is aimed at unlocking the full potential of our people and a focus on local anchorage.

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…

Find out more about ENGIE Ineo and its project references in Africa and worldwide

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