PRESS RELEASE: African Infrastructure Project Developers’ Awards 2018 Shortlist Announced

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Johannesburg, London, New York, Nairobi, Lagos, Port Louis; 20th April 2018: Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment and communications group, today announced the highly-anticipated release of the shortlisted candidates for the 2018 Ai African Infrastructure Projects Developer Awards. The Ai Infrastructure Project Developers Awards will be presented during the Ai CEO Infrastructure Project Developers Summit, on the 18th of June, 2018 at the St Regis Hotel, Le Morne Mauritius.

The Ai African Infrastructure Projects Developer Awards are designed to recognise and reward excellence amongst Africa’s project developer community, to a pan-African and global infrastructure investment audience.

Commenting on the release of the shortlist, Hubert Danso, CEO and Vice Chairman of Africa investor, said, “Africa investor is delighted to provide the Ai African Infrastructure Projects Developer Awards platform to assist in raising Africa’s infrastructure investment profile worldwide. The Awards highlight the important role developers and financiers play in providing the essential infrastructure required to increase the continents intra-African and global trade and investment pipeline. We applaud our candidates and wish them the best with their entries.”

The prestigious, Ai Awards, formally recognise all achievements across the main infrastructure sectors in Africa. The Awards reward the institutions and personalities driving transactions and improving the continent’s infrastructure development profile.

See below for the full shortlist         

African Social Project Developer of the Year

  1. Solar Freeze, Kenya
  2. Bigen Africa
  3. Village Energy
  4. Makiber, Angola
  5. Lekela Power
  6. Promaths
  7. GE Africa
  8. Econet Wireless
  9. Eden Gardens Hospital Project
  10. Nethys

African ICT Project Developer of the Year

  1. SITA
  2. SONATEL
  3. FinComEco/ Wala/ Dala
  4. BitHub Africa (Nairobi)
  5. Algérie Telecom
  6. Zambia Telecommunications Company (ZAMTEL)
  7. Mauritius Telecom
  8. MTN
  9. Liquid Telkom
  10. Telecom Egypt

African Renewable Energy Project Development of the Year

  1. Quantum Power
  2. Elicio
  3. Wärtsilä Energy Solutions & Essakane Solar
  4. Total Eren
  5. Black Rhino Group
  6. ACWA Power
  7. Access Power
  8. ENGIE & Eleqtra
  9. Scatec Solar
  10. SolarReserve

African Logistics/Transport Project Developer of the Year

  1. Bechtel
  2. Kenya ports Authority (KPA)
  3. Transnet
  4. DP World
  5. GE Africa-Transport
  6. Bolloré Logistics
  7. Black Rhino Group
  8. APM Terminals
  9. WESGRO
  10. African Ports and Corridors Holdings (APCH)

African Energy Project Developer of the Year

  1. Redox Power Solutions Ltd
  2. Gigawatt Mozambique (Gigajoule)
  3. Azura Power
  4. Themis Energy
  5. Quantum Power
  6. Jiangxi Corporation for International Economic and Technical Cooperation (CJIC)
  7. Wärtsilä Energy Solutions
  8. Meridiam
  9. Nethys
  10. Mainstream Renewable Power

Private Sector Co-developer of the Year

  1. Investec
  2. Siemens
  3. Dangote
  4. Access Power
  5. Bouygues Bâtiment International and Colas
  6. Bolloré
  7. Nethys
  8. WESGRO
  9. ENGIE & Eleqtra
  10. Actis

Public Sector Co-developer of the Year

  1. Department of Energy, Independent Power Producers Office (IPP) South Africa
  2. Energy & Environment Partnership Trust Fund (EEP) Africa
  3. Electricidade de Moçambique E.P. (EDM)
  4. Ethiopian Railways Corporation (ERC)
  5. Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL)
  6. Coega Development Corporation
  7. Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund
  8. Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)
  9. Transnet with South African Government & Swaziland railway
  10. DP World and the Government of DRC

Construction Company Co-developer of the Year

  1. China Road & Bridge Corporation (CRBC)
  2. WBHO
  3. Bouygues Bâtiment International
  4. China Railway Group (CREC) and the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CRCC)
  5. Bolloré
  6. Group Five
  7. Aveng
  8. Murray & Roberts
  9. Raubex
  10. Orascom Construction Limited and FCC Aqualia

African Project Development Financier of the Year

  1. Climate Investor One (CIO)
  2. Industrial Development Corporation, South Africa
  3. Energy & Environment Partnership Trust Fund (EEP) Africa
  4. InfraCredit, Nigeria
  5. United States Trade and Development Agency – USTDA
  6. DBSA-EIB Project Development and Support Facility (PDSF)
  7. ALTEN Africa
  8. Denham Capital
  9. Trade & Development Bank (TDB)
  10. FMO and the Africa Finance Corporation

African Project Development Advisor of the Year

  1. Credit Agricole
  2. HSBC
  3. Africa Finance Corporation (AfricaFC)
  4. Aviva Investors
  5. Société Générale
  6. Fasken
  7. Fieldstone Africa
  8. Linklaters
  9. Barclays Africa
  10. Norton Rose Fulbright

Project Preparation Facility of the Year

  1. DBSA- Project Development and Support Facility (PDSF)
  2. NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF)
  3. Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA)
  4. PIDG Technical Assistance Facility
  5. EU-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund
  6. Africa Water Facility
  7. SADC PROJECT PREPARATION AND DEVELOPMENT FACILITY (PPDF).
  8. Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility – EBRD
  9. Africa Energy Guarantee Facility
  10. United States Trade and Development Agency – USTDA

Project Development Fund of the Year

  1. African Infrastructure Investment Fund 3 (AIIF3)
  2. IFC InfraVentures
  3. Africa Finance Corporation
  4. DBSA- Project Development and Support Facility (PDSF)
  5. CDC Group & Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
  6. Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF)
  7. InfraCo Africa
  8. Energy & Environment Partnership Trust Fund (EEP) Africa
  9. Meridiam Infrastructure Africa Fund
  10. Africa50

African Developer of the Year

  1. Themis Energy
  2. Coega Development Corporation
  3. Redox Power Solutions Ltd
  4. Scatec Solar
  5. Endeavor Energy Holdings LLC
  6. GE Africa
  7. Lekela Power
  8. ACWA Power
  9. Mainstream Renewable Power
  10. ENGIE

African Sponsor of the Year

  1. Ministry of Infrastructure Rwanda (Peat Power Plant)
  2. Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Egypt (Benban Solar Park)
  3. African Development Bank (AfDB)
  4. Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)
  5. Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund
  6. Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF)
  7. African Trade Insurance (ATI)
  8. Africa Finance Corporation
  9. CDC Group/ Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
  10. Japanese International Cooperation Agency

The 2018 Ai Infrastructure Project Developers Awards will take place during the annual Ai CEO Infrastructure Project Developers Summit, held in association with Africa50, which gathers Africa’s top project developers from the Ai African Project Developers Forum. The Summit and Awards 2018 will take place on 18 June 2018 at the St Regis Hotel, Le Morne, Mauritius on the eve of the Africa Energy Forum.

For more information on the Ai CEO Infrastructure Project Developers Summit and Awards 2018, visit http://aidevelopersummit.com/ or contact Sindy Dondolo on +27 11 783 2431 or sdondolo@africainvestor.com

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