South Africa is set to deploy a Gas-to-Power project of which during an upcoming conference in South Africa, international developers in the Gas industry will join others in the country next month to provide solutions and also discuss the needed platforms, services, and opportunities related to nation’s identified 3,126MW gas-to-power programme.
The discussion will be led by Department of Energy and International LNG Companies. The programme is continuously attracting more private sector drive for more than a decade now. The event in October at Cape Town will emphasize on the immediate activities necessary to cause change in the current existing Project Information Memorandum (PIM) to the level of Request for Qualification (RFQ). Due to recent request for express of interest (EOI) which was a window opened to facilitate the selection of strategic partners to aid the public-owned companies in the better development of the proposed 600MW gas-fired power plant.
The 3rd -5th October conference which is supported by the South African IPP Office and NERSA, will have speakers including Thabane Zulu, Director General, Department of Energy, South Africa, Karen Breytenbach, Head of IPP Office, Department of Energy, South Africa, Lena Mangondo, Head of Legal, IPP Office, Department of Energy, South Africa; as well as Gonzalo Ramirez, Director, South America, Excelerate Energy, Ramzi Mroueh, Managing Director EMEA, Cheniere and Sean Friend, Investment Director, Infrastructural, Developmental and Environmental Assets Managed Fund, Old Mutual Alternative Investments. The conference shall include an LNG to power master class, some arguments revolving on the focus of infrastructure considerations and an update on the significant roles of the Gas Industrialisation Unit (GIU).
The conference is also an opportunity for credible gas and power practitioners interested in the finance and development of such projects. The conference will bring together lot of stakeholders responsible enough to make the proposed programme achieve its targets.