For the third year running, the 7th edition of the AFRICAN UTILITY WEEK tradeshow will be hosting a French Pavilion organised by UBIFRANCE, the French Agency for International Business Development. About fifteen French companies will gather in a 120m² space to introduce their technology and innovations in the field of electricity to decision-makers from all over Africa.  

For the 2010 to 2017, national South African company ESKOM’s investment plans will involve 300 billion Rand, mainly in the construction of coal power thermal stations at Medupi and Kusile, as well as in the recommissioning of three former coal power stations, representing an additional capacity of 12,476 MW. This is more than enough to attract French businesses, some of which have already proven their know-how on the South African market, as demonstrated by the African continent’s only nuclear station, operated by ESKOM and built by French companies. South African authorities are intent on highlighting South Africa’s long-term commitment to nuclear power, and the country, which could well have a new operational nuclear power station by 2020, still aspires to add some 20,000 MW in nuclear capacity over the coming decades.

In France, the electricity sector boasted over 2,000 companies in 2009, which generated close to €75b. The French Pavilion organised by UBIFRANCE will provide all ordering parties and decision-makers coming from all over Southern Africa with an opportunity to meet businesses which have time and again succeeded in demonstrating their know-how in the field. Accordingly, they will be in a position to meet with the following companies:

A.E.E.S. designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of industrial power converters for human and machine safety.
For decades, many customers placed their confidence in the industrial battery chargers, the safety power supplies, either AC or DC, the DC to DC converters, the inverters and UPS’s, the control and protection relays. They rely on the professionalism of AEES services teams to maintain and protect their buildings or their operations.
Website : www.aees.fr

ARRAS-MAXEI designs and produces industrial equipment meant to manufacture, maintain and repair transformers and motors electrical windings, and to maintain circuit-breakers
ARRAS MAXEI has also launched its new oil regeneration plant with reactivated Fuller’s earth.
Website : www.maxei.fr

CHLORIDE is a manufacturer of Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems and solutions to protect industrial process against power outages to ensure business continuity for companies in all market segments.
Chloride is a division of Emerson Network Power, the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™ from grid to chip for telecommunication networks, data centers, health care and industrial facilities.
Website : www.chloridepower.com

CRE technology provides the engine and genset industry with standard products and dedicated solutions in power control, protection and paralleling.
The company is a reference in the industrial, marine and defence businesses, supplying over 3000 paralleling products per year.
Website : www.cretechnology.com

HYCON ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS / MARECHAL ELECTRIC offers unique solutions in the specialized field of electrical connectors, industrial plugs and sockets, Marechal Decontactors and other specialized solutions for plug and play applications.
Website : www.hyconelec.co.za

JST TRANSFORMATEURS is an independent worldwide leader in design, manufacture and installation of large power, shell type transformers. The company also manufactures high voltage, medium power distribution transformers as well as on-board traction transformers.
Website : www.jst-transformers.com

RS ISOLSEC is the recognized specialist mastering the most advanced technologies in the fields of design and manufacture of instrument transformers and insulating parts. A 50-year proven experience in vacuum molding of epoxy and polyurethane resins, guarantees high performance, reliable and safe products.
Website : www.rsisolsec.com

Whether its customers require emergency power to be able to cope with possible energy cuts (e. g. hospitals, shopping centers) or continuous power when conventional electrical grids are faulty (power plants), SDMO is able to provide performance and power products. France’s leading generating set manufacturer and the world’s 3rd largest manufacturer on this market, SDMO Industries designs, builds and installs global energy solutions for professional use. Its international experience allows it to react and respond to the needs of the industrial market with a wide enough standard supply
Website : www.sdmo.com

SEIFEL is THE European leader for distribution and metering cabinets made of isolating synthetic materials, self-extinguishing, UV resistant, designed to be used indoor as well as outdoor, and in difficult environments.
SEIFEL is introducing new electricity application enclosures and cabinets for,

  • Prepayment Meter protection
  • Underground electricity distribution networks
  • Solar PV production applications

Website : www.seifel.fr

SERGI developed the TRANSFORMER PROTECTOR (TP). During a transformer short-circuit, the TP is activated within milliseconds by the first dynamic pressure peak of the shock wave, avoiding transformer explosions before static pressure increases.. The TP has been included in the Technical Specifications of 144 companies in 61 countries and is protecting thousands of transformers manufactured by 181 different transformer manufacturers.
Website : www.sergi-france.com

SIBILLE FAMECA ELECTRIC (SFE) aims at providing French safety solutions to network electricians during constructions or maintenance operations on low and high voltage.
Website : www.sfe-export.com

SITES provides solutions for civil engineering, equipments and environment, in the field of ageing management and maintenance actions to guarantee the safety and the security during the structure’s lifetime. The company intervene before and during the construction, and during the operating and the deconstruction, through in-situ investigations: writing of maintenance program; design, providing and installation of Structural Health Monitoring Systems (SHMS); topographic surveying; lidar; static and dynamic measurements; optical fiber sensors measurements; e-monitoring; visual inspections; diagnosis & assessment; non-destructive controls; maintenance of measuring systems; assistance to plant operator staff…
Website : www.sites.fr

An established engineering consultancy with global reach, TRACTEBEL ENGINEERING delivers a wide range of expertise, about meeting energy and industrial challenges with quality, technologically innovative and sustainable solutions. As an independent company and part of GDF SUEZ, the world renowned industrial and energy group, The company is uniquely positioned to share with its customers extensive energy expertise to ensure their engineering ambitions, long-term competitiveness, environmental obligations.
Website : www.tractebel-engineering-gdfsuez.com

VALMONT is the global leader in designing and manufacturing poles and structures for lighting and traffic, wireless communication and utility markets (Distribution & Transmission), and a provider of protective coating services. Valmont also leads the world in mechanized irrigation equipment for agriculture, enhancing food production while conserving and protecting natural water resources. In addition, Valmont produces a wide variety of tubing for commercial and industrial applications.
Website : www.valmont.com

VERGNET technology carry the technology of the wind power as far as possible, by moving back each day this limit. It is the spirit of the conquest of the FARWIND®. After a 275 kW wind turbine, which faces the rough grounds of the five continents, even under the cyclones, the wind mill of 1 MW enters the dance. It already reached the high plateaus of Ethiopia.
Website : www.vergnet.com