2017 Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)

The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) is a leading development finance institution that champions and often leads infrastructure development across the African continent. Its primary purpose is to promote economic and social development and regional integration through infrastructure investment. The DBSA is actively involved in all stages of the infrastructure development value chain, playing a key role in planning, project preparation, funding as well as infrastructure implementation and delivery. At the core of its mandate, the DBSA seeks to play a catalytic role in delivering infrastructure in the Bank’s four focus areas; energy, water, transport and ICT, with a secondary focus on health and education. The ultimate vision of the Bank is to achieve a prosperous and integrated resource efficient region, progressively free of poverty and dependence. It is through infrastructure development that the DBSA makes a meaningful contribution towards people’s social and economic upliftment, while also promoting the sustainable use of scarce resources.

For more information about the DBSA, visit www.dbsa.org


Sebolelo Matsoso | Richard Bennett
Tel: +27 11 313 3716 | +27 11 313 3916
E-mail: SeboleloM@dbsa.org

Web: www.dbsa.org


ENERCON products are known for their innovative technology, outstanding reliability and excellent returns on investment worldwide. With its tried and tested drive system, constant technological sophistication and high quality standards, the company has been setting benchmarks in the wind energy industry for more than 30 years now. Currently, the expanding and evolving product catalogue includes turbines ranging from 800 kW to 4,200 kW, including new, highly competitive products specifically designed for lower wind speed sites that maximize return on investment. The German market leader has already installed more than 27, 000 turbines worldwide with a total rated power of more than 45 gigawatts.

E-mail: sales.international@enercon.de
Address: First floor, 18 Cavendish Street, Claremont, Cape Town, 7708

Web: www.enercon.de


Founded in Urumqi, China, in 1998, Goldwind is one of the world’s leading wind power companies. The largest player in our industry in China, we have a presence on six continents. In 2015, we were the world’s number one wind turbine manufacturer by newly installed generation capacity.

Goldwind delivers a unique value proposition by having created a fully integrated business that spans the whole product life cycle, including R&D and manufacturing, investment, sales, and service. From the project planning phase, all the way through your turbines’ operating life, Goldwind’s bespoke products help you, our customer, meet your unique objectives.

Goldwind Africa (Pty) Ltd.

Level 3, China Construction Bank Building,
95 Grayston Drive,
+27 10 007 2450 |

Web: www.goldwindinternational.com

Nordex/Acciona Windpower

Nordex and Acciona Windpower have joined their businesses, creating one of the leading

companies in the wind power industry. The group offers reliable and high efficient wind turbines for nearly all geographical regions across the globe.

The merger in South Africa has translated into a fully integrated organization of more than 60 people, capturing both companies’ proven experience together with a larger wind turbine portfolio, including Nordex and Acciona Windpower wind turbines.

Nordex and Acciona Windpower combined have 463 MW in operation under South Africa’s REIPPPP. A very promising future is envisaged by bringing together Nordex’ highly qualified and experienced construction team with Acciona Windpower’s highly competitive AW3000 platform and Nordex’ new 4.5 MW Delta generation wind turbines.

The company’s main competitive advantages relies on the use of locally manufactured concrete towers for its high performing turbines, along with full Engineering, Procurement and Constructions (EPC) capabilities sitting in the Cape Town office.

The group has installed more than 21 GW worldwide and has offices and subsidiaries in more than 25 countries around the world with a total global headcount of over 4,800 employees.

Nordex Energy South Africa (RF) (PTY) Ltd.

Wembley Square 3, 2nd Floor
80 McKenzie Street
Gardens, Cape Town
South Africa
Phone: +27 (21) 464 0200
E-Mail: SalesSouthAfrica@nordex-online.com

Web: www.nordex-online.com

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

With a worldwide installed capacity of 75 GW, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has a presence in more than 90 countries and a team of 27,000 employees worldwide. Its end-to-end value chain presence encompasses onshore and offshore wind turbine design, manufacturing, installation as well as cutting-edge service solutions.


E-mail: sales@siemensgamesacorp.com

Web: gamesacorp.com siemens.com/wind


Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on wind power solutions. We design, manufacture, install and service wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 76 GW of wind turbines in 75 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled 63 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. Together with our customers, Vestas’ more than 21,700 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.

The headquarters of Vestas Central Europe is located in Hamburg, Germany. The business unit is responsible for the sales and marketing of wind power systems as well as for the installation and operation of  wind power plants in Germany, Benelux, Austria, Russia, Eastern Europe and Southern and Eastern Africa.

Vestas has been active in South Africa for 12 years, and in 2010 opened an office in Johannesburg serving Southern and Eastern Africa. Being a pioneer in the development of this wind market, Vestas is committed to the sustainable development of the South African wind energy sector for the long term. The Vestas Empowerment Trust is the dedicated instrument through which we fulfill our Social Economic Development (SED) commitments in South Africa. The Trust is strategically focused on improving primary school education outcomes in the Grahamstown area in the Eastern Cape. The Trust is also committed to supporting socio-economic development initiatives that are directed towards the alleviation of poverty and the development of communities in this area through structured contributions.

Having won installed totalling 525 MW, 33% of the approved wind projects in South Africa, Vestas is the market leader contributing to South Africa’s target of adding 8,400 MW of wind energy capacity by 2030.

Jaap van Hofwegen
E-mail: javho@vestas.com

Web: www.vestas.com

Silver Sponsors

The Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (EWSETA)

The Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (EWSETA) is one of the 21 SETAs with the strategic mandate to anticipate, build and manage the skills development and training needs of the energy and water sector through strategic skills planning within the context of the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS III).

As a result, EWSETA’s Mission is focused on:

  • Comprehensive research and a sound understanding of the skills demand and supply dynamisms in our sector,
  • Coordinating, facilitating, and providing quality assurance for sector relevant skills development programmes for our stakeholders, aligned with stated national skills development priorities, and
  • Establishing a sector skills pipeline to contribute positively towards government‘s economic growth policies, employment creation and the reduction of poverty.

The future of South Africa’s developmental state lies in comprehensive skills development, ultimately resulting in an able workforce addressing the drivers of our economy, namely the water and energy sector.

Khetsiwe Dlamini-Mtiyane
Email: khetsiwed@eseta.org.za
Tel: +27 (0)11 274 4700


Category Sponsors


Around the world, people, businesses and countries are striving for a better future. A future that needs power and the right conditions to succeed. That’s why at Aggreko, we work round the clock, making sure you get the electricity, heating and cooling you need, whenever you need it – all powered by our trademark passion, unrivalled international experience and local knowledge. From urban development to unique commercial projects and even humanitarian emergencies, we bring our expertise and equipment to any location, from the world’s busiest cities to some of the most remote places on earth.

Every project is different, so we listen first and design a system around you, delivering our service and support anywhere, to any scale. Transforming the lives and livelihoods of individuals, organisations and communities across the globe.

Ruth Mweu
Email: Ruth.Mweu@aggreko.co.ke
Tel: +254 703 078 022 (internal: 83608022)


Mainstream Renewable Power

Mainstream Renewable Power is the leading independent developer of utility-scale wind and solar power plants in high-growth emerging markets. It has a project development portfolio of 8GW across Africa, South and Central America and is focused on a number of markets in Asia including Vietnam and the Philippines.

Mainstream is a market leader in South Africa and has won 850MW of projects through the Government REIPPPP. To date, it has 318MW of wind and solar plant delivered into commercial operation, 280MW in construction and 250MW nearing financial close.

Mainstream’s office is located in Cape Town and it employs around fifty professionals. Visit: www.mainstreamrp.co.za

Hein Reyneke (General Manager, South Africa)
Email: hein.reyneke@mainstreamrp.com
Tel: +27 (0)21 657 4040
Address: 4th Floor Mariendahl House, Newlands on Main, Corner Main & Campground Roads, Claremont, 7708, Cape Town


UL (Underwriters Laboratories)

Underwriters Laboratories certifies, validates, tests, verifies, inspects, audits, advises and educates. We provide the knowledge and expertise to help navigate growing complexities across the supply chain, from compliance and regulatory issues to trade challenges and market access.

Nokwanda Nzimande
Tel: +27 11 822 3962 | +27 83 470 7550
E-mail: Nokwanda.Nzimande@ul.com

Web: www.ul.co.za

Windlab Developments South Africa Pty Ltd

Windlab Limited (“Windlab”) is a global renewable energy development company.  It was established to commercialise world leading atmospheric modelling and wind energy assessment technology, developed by Australia’s premier scientific research institute, the CSIRO. Windlab owns and exclusively utilises this suite of industry best practice tools to identify and efficiently develop, finance, construct and operate high quality wind farms around the world, with considerably greater certainty and substantially less risk. This technological advantage has enabled Windlab to amass a portfolio of high quality wind farm development sites totalling 6,766 MW of potential capacity across North America, Australia, New Zealand and Southern Africa.  Windlab has completed the development of 1,033 MW of capacity across three continents. These projects are either currently under construction or are amongst the best operating projects in their respective markets.

Katherine Persson
Email: katherine.persson@windlab.com
021 7011292

Web: www.windlab.com