POWER-GEN Africa has confirmed the support of Wärtsilä as Diamond Sponsor for the upcoming 2012 Conference and Exhibition, taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa on 6-8 November 2012.
Wärtsilä joins Pratt & Whitney as sponsors of the inaugural POWER-GEN Africa, with further major organizations looking to come on board for this exciting new event. As Diamond Sponsor, Wärtsilä will host the Opening Reception at POWER-GEN Africa 2012, to be held during the afternoon of 6 November 2012 with all delegates and attendees invited to attend. In addition, Wärtsilä will sponsor the Conference Proceedings and a VIP/Utility Partner Programme Lounge, with PennWell, as seen at other POWER-GEN events.
Wärtsilä is a leading supplier of power plants for the decentralized power generation market. Wärtsilä offers power plants for baseload, peaking and industrial self-generation purposes as well as for the oil and gas industry. The strengths of Wärtsilä power plants are their flexible design, high efficiency and low emission levels. Wärtsilä is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasizing technological innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximizes the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers.
POWER-GEN Africa provides a vital platform for companies like Wärtsilä who are interested in working with the local power industry in sub-Saharan African countries and those looking to invest in the sector
POWER-GEN Africa joins PennWell’s existing network of leading POWER-GEN events including POWER-GEN International, POWER-GEN Europe, POWER-GEN Asia, POWER-GEN Middle East and POWER-GEN India & Central Asia. This event will be owned and managed by PennWell, and supported by Power Engineering International (PEi), Renewable Energy World and Cogeneration & On-Site Power Production (COSPP) publications.
This important new industry forum will feature leading power industry professionals from around the world who will share their expertise and experiences to help define Africa’s energy sector of the future. POWER-GEN Africa is set to become the region’s premier conference dedicated to the power industry. It will also provide the perfect setting for industry leaders and decision-makers to network and keep abreast of the latest developments in the sub-Saharan region in the field of power and energy. The inaugural POWER-GEN Africa will provide comprehensive coverage of the power needs, resources, and issues facing the electricity generation industries across sub-Saharan Africa, by way of a three track conference.
The POWER-GEN Africa Call for Papers is currently open, with industry professionals invited to lodge their abstracts before the submittal deadline of 3 February 2012. For further information on conference topics and how to submit an abstract, please visit the POWER-GEN Africa website at www.powergenafrica.com.
Based on the reputation of the global POWER-GEN events, POWER-GEN Africa’s exhibition is expected to attract the world’s leading power equipment and service suppliers, who will line-up alongside local electricity generators and power engineering firms all demonstrating their latest technologies.
Global attention is being paid to Africa’s power requirements as the continent continues to experience rapid growth and development, driving the need for more widespread and reliable electricity. With reserve margins virtually non-existent in the sub-Saharan Africa region, leading to blackout and load shedding scenarios, the region faces the real prospect of inadequate energy infrastructure acting as a brake on current and future economic growth. In tackling these problems, the region also faces a great shortage in the area of trained engineering professionals.
POWER-GEN Africa is designed for those who work in the utility and private power sectors, engineering and commercial personnel from the equipment manufacturing and consulting fields. POWER-GEN Africa addresses professionals from energy intensive industries with responsibility for ensuring power supply, and officials and ministers from the national and regional political spheres who are tasked with energy policy. For further details, please visit www.powergenafrica.com