The showcase event for the African power industry opens in Lagos today, bringing together headline organisations from Africa and around the world offering related products and services for a booming regional energy sector.
Taking place until 4 October at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Power Nigeria will serve as a comprehensive platform for exhibitors to showcase their wares in the power generation, transmission and distribution, lighting and renewable energy, nuclear energy and water sectors.
Leading the way is the Oman-based manufacturer of power and distribution transformers, Voltamp Energy, which will present their latest range of power transformers extending up to 315 megawatts.
“We’re expanding our product portfolio to further enhance our brand name in the local and African regional power sector,” said Aasit Naik, General Manager of Central Marketing at Voltamp Energy. The power transformers market is growing strongly and Power Nigeria will provide a
platform to benefit from this growth while providing an opportunity to diversify our product portfolio.”
The Bulgarian company International Power Supply will launch their new modular hybrid power system, Exeron, designed to combine power effectively from different sources of energy including sun, wind, diesel generator and grid.
Meanwhile the UK-based training specialists The Faraday Centre will promote their newly built training facility in Lagos, providing training in high and low voltage for the land, marine and offshore industries.
An interesting highlight of the three-day event in Nigeria’s largest city is the free to attend technical seminars featuring renowned experts from around the world discussing the latest developments in the energy sector.
Radwan Halabi of the UAE-based National Fire Fighting Manufacturing Co (NAFFCO) will conduct the first session in the morning of the three-day seminar about certified firefighting systems and equipment. He will be joined by Zahidul Islam from BRB Cable Industries who will deliver a presentation about electric cables and wires.
IIIdar Ginayatullin from Mars Energo and Wale Raphael Yusuff from Clarke Energy will be among the final speakers at the seminar who will deliver presentations about test and calibration equipments and gas engines for captive power and independent power producers (IPP).
“The free-to-attend technical seminars will give visitors an opportunity to hear expert presentations about the energy sector, while the Power Nigeria exhibition is the best place to see the latest technology and intelligent energy solutions the industry has to offer,” said Anita Mathews, Director of Informa Energy Group, organisers of Power Nigeria.
Commenting on the Nigerian power sector, Mathews said: “The Nigerian power sector has been struggling to meet demand with a number of generation units in the power plants across the country operating much lower than their installed capacity.
“Investments have to be made in funding of all the regional power systems to develop the available resource potential for power generation to eventually cater to the country’s growing electricity demand. Power Nigeria provides the platform for stakeholders to take this forward.
Power Nigeria is supported by The Federal Ministry of Power, The Nigerian Association for Energy Economics, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission and The Foundation for the Development of Africa.