CONCO well poised to capitalise on African growth trajectory

May 2015 – The CONCO group, with its head office in South Africa and international office in Mauritius, has nearly three decades of electrical construction experience in sub-Saharan Africa, focusing on its core business as a full turnkey electrical, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor. The group has an enviable track record of projects under its belt encompassing the construction of substations and overhead power lines, incorporating its own in-house protection and automation design and engineering capabilities. In addition, it has seized the opportunities made available through the government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer (REIPP) procurement programme to provide electrical infrastructure for a number of wind farm and solar projects, as well as secured contracts for the operations and maintenance of various renewable energy projects. Backed by its listed holding company, Consolidated Infrastructure Group Limited (CIG), CONCO not only has the experience but the financial muscle to undertake large scale projects across Africa and the Middle East.

front-cover-story-imageHaving completed over 1000 projects, CONCO, with its customer-centric focus, has enabled electricity supply in 21 countries leading to a deep understanding of how to operate in Africa. Its significant experience in dealing with the many challenges and logistical issues faced in Africa, limits the customer’s exposure to these challenges.

Establishment of international office reaps rewards
The establishment of an international office in Mauritius with a team of highly qualified and skilled experts, together with established offices in Mozambique, Angola, Nigeria, Sudan, Rwanda, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, Ghana, DRC, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Saudi Arabia and Oman, has enabled CONCO to expand its reach into the rest of Africa. The CONCO group’s philosophy in partnering with capable companies in the international markets ensures that skills and other resources are successfully transferred to the local entities in the various countries.

Substation construction – expertly engineered
CONCO’s specialist engineers design, procure, construct and commission conventional, cellular, gas-insulated and traction substations, as well as mobile substation skids used for open-cast mining. Renowned for its turnkey solutions, impeccable track record and engineering perfection, CONCO remains in full control of all projects by means of its comprehensive in-house solution that is key to its business philosophy.

Overhead power lines constructed to any length
CONCO’s resources, equipment and full in-house facilities make it possible for its team to design and deliver on all aspects of overhead power lines work, from distribution to transmission voltages – all with the highest quality, safety and environmental standards. Known throughout the industry for producing power lines of any length and within any logistical situation, CONCO’s relationships are defined by the deeply rooted integrity behind its project management.

CONCO Energy Solutions – providing the best solution for the customer
Well-respected in the industry for its highest quality design, engineering, in-house manufacture and commissioning of protection and control equipment for substations, this division of CONCO rebranded itself recently, expanding its offerings to include containerised substations, low voltage products (MCC’s), batteries, chargers, smart grid solutions and a wide variety of telecommunication solutions.

Renewable energy projects gain momentum
Through the South African government’s REIPP procurement programme, CONCO has been highly successful in securing electrical infrastructure contracts for multiple wind and solar projects. The company plans to take this extensive experiential base in renewable technology into the rest of the continent.

CONCO Power Maintenance secures O&M contracts
Specialising in the operations and maintenance of wind and solar farms, power stations, transmission and distribution, substations and overhead lines, CONCO Power Maintenance (previously CONCO O&M) has secured numerous contracts, particularly in the South African renewable energy market.

With installed power in Africa projected to grow from the current 125 gigawatts to 700 gigawatts in 2040, CONCO, with its substantial experience and track record across the continent, is well positioned to capitalise on this growth.

For further information, contact: Clive Pillay, CONCO Business Development Director.
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