US power firm confirms Uganda expo sponsorship
By SAVIOUS KWINIKA
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – PREPARATIONS for the Infrastructure Partnerships for Africa’s Development (iPAD) Rwanda Power & Infrastructure Investment Forum have received a boost after a prominent international power developer confirmed its return as the exclusive diamond sponsor for the event.
United States-based Symbian Power announced its sponsorship for the event scheduled for Kigali in November.
The company’s Chief Executive Officer, Paul Hinks, pledged his company’s commitment to the event.
“Symbion is committed to being a long-term partner and delivering electricity to Rwanda and to help de-risk Lake Kivu by safely extracting the methane gas that continues to build up in its depths and may be used
to generate power,” he said.
Symbion Power is a well-known international power developer of electrical infrastructure projects and last year was awarded a 50 Megawatt Independent Power Production (IPP) gas to power project using methane gas from Lake Kivu in Rwanda.
The Washington-headquartered company is currently finalising the Power Purchase and Concession Agreements with the government of Rwanda.
“We hope to soon sign these key contracts with the government which will enable us to then begin the next phase of project implementation,” said Hinks.
Meanwhile, the second edition of iPAD Rwanda enjoys high-level support from the Kigali government and parastatals and will once again welcome more than 250 industry experts and stakeholders from November 5-6.
The event offers a platform for private investors, project developers, consultants, technology and solution providers and financiers looking for opportunities in Rwanda’s energy, infrastructure and mining sectors.
The iPAD Rwanda Power & Infrastructure Investment Forum is organised by Spintelligent, a leading Cape Town-based trade exhibition and conference organiser, and the African office of Clarion Events Ltd, based in the UK.
– CAJ News
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