The Westin Cape Town hotel
"The event was well organised and the speakers had the relevant knowledge of the gas industry and the content of the program was strong" Regulatory Specialist: Piped-Gas Regulation, NERSA
The South Africa: Gas Options conference took place between 3rd- 5th of October 2016 in Cape Town. Over 450 investors, government officials and power developers attended the meeting, which saw the South African IPP Office distributing the Project Information Memorandum (PIM) document to all attendees during a drinks reception hosted by the IPP Office, RBIDZ, DBSA and Total.
The PIM document was designed to highlight the scope of South Africa’s LNG-to-power IPP procurement programme for prospective and interested bidders, outlining the vision for gas development and detailing priority projects. The release of the PIM marked another step forward towards South Africa’s vision of establishing a gas market to meet the country’s high energy demands.
Organised for the second time by EnergyNet, the 3 day meeting commenced with a Master Class on LNG-to-power on 3rd October. Apart from the released PIM, the agenda also focused on the global LNG insights, and infrastructure and commercial considerations.
Honourable Fikile Zachariah Majola, Chairman of the Portfolio Committee on Energy, Thabane Zulu, Director General, Department of Energy, Ompi Aphane, Deputy Director General, Department of Energy and Karén Breytenbach, Head of the IPP Office, were among the high level speakers participating in the meeting.
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The IPP Office to distribute the Project Information Memorandum (PIM) at the South Africa: Gas Options conference, next week in Cape Town
London, Sep 29, 2019 /EnergyNet/- Over 450 investors, government officials and power developers are participating in the meeting, which saw the South African IPP Office distribute the Project Information Memorandum (PIM) document to all attendees during a drinks reception hosted by the IPP Office, RBIDZ, DBSA and Total.
Department of Energy and international LNG companies to discuss next steps for South Africa’s gas-to-power programme this October
London, Aug 30, 2016 /EnergyNet/- Government, international gas developers and finance institutions will return to the South Africa: Gas Options conference this October in Cape Town to address the requirements and opportunities associated with the country’s 3,126MW gas-to-power programme... Read more
Cheniere and Bechtel Announce Substantial Completion of Train 1 at Sabine Pass
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Minister of Energy, South Africa
Tina Joemat-Pettersson is the Minister of Energy. She is Chairwoman of the Northern Cape Province Rehabilitation Trust and of the SA Communist Party in the Northern Cape. Joemat-Pettersson chairs the ANC Women's League in the Northern Cape and is a trustee of the Mosiuoa Lekota children's Fund.
Department of Energy, South Africa
Deputy Director General
Department of Energy South Africa
Chief Director: Energy Planning
Department of Energy, South Africa
Head of IPP Projects, IPP Office, Government of South Africa
Karén Breytenbach was previously with the National Treasury, Public Private Partnership Unit and is currently in the IPP Office, a partnership between the Department of Energy, National Treasury and the Development Bank of Southern Africa. Karén has extensive experience in the procurement of large scale infrastructure projects. As Head of the IPP Office, Karén has been instrumental in the procurement of the internationally recognised Renewable Energy IPP Procurement Programme and is also heading the team procuring the new coal baseload and co-generation IPP Programmes. The IPP office is currently also procuring a gas to power IPP programme, which will include, inter alia, natural gas, syngas and LNG.
Head: Programme Management
IPP Office, Department of Energy, South Africa
He was previously with the Department of Minerals and Energy in the capacity of Principal Energy Officer. Maduna is currently with the Department of Energy in the capacity of Deputy Director Electricity Regulation and also holds the position of Project Officer for the Independent Power Producers Office, a partnership between the Department of Energy, National Treasury and the Development Bank of Southern Africa.
He has extensive experience in the development of legislation and regulations for the electricity sector and has contributed significantly with the drafting of electricity policies such as the Electricity Pricing Policy.
In his role as Project Officer at the IPP Office, Maduna not only facilitates correspondence with the Independent Power Producers (IPPs) but also involved with the drafting of various contracts such as the Request for Proposal (RF), Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) and the Implementation Agreement (IA). Maduna has been instrumental in the procurement of the internationally recognised Renewable Energy IPP Procurement Programme and works closely with the Head of the IPP Office in procuring the new coal baseload and co-generation IPP Programmes. The IPP office is currently also procuring a gas to power IPP programme, which will include, inter alia, natural gas, syngas and LNG.
Chairman of the Portfolio Committee on Energy
Economic Advisor in the Office of the Presidency
Presidential Special Advisor on Energy
IPP Office, South Africa
Lena Mangondo has extensive experience in infrastructure and energy. From an energy perspective she heads up the legal team at the IPP Office and as a result of this, she forms part of the Government team that initiated, formulated and implementing the Renewable Energy IPP Programme in South Africa. Not to mention the amendments to the various legislative instruments in the context of the energy sector broadly, as well as initiation of the ISMO Bill. Lena is also currently involved in the design and implementation of the various IPP Programmes, principally the Coal, Gas and Co-Generation Programmes. This is in line with the various Ministerial Determination as well as the Grand Inga Project and the Gas Utilisation Master Plan. Furthermore, on an on-going basis involved in providing such technical and strategic advice as required on energy related matters.
Director, Up- and Midstream Oil & Gas
Department of Trade & Industry
Chief Business Development Officer
Richards Bay IDZ
National Regulator of South Africa
Full-Time Member: Electricity
National Energy Regulator of South Africa, NERSA
Executive Manager: Piped Gas Regulation
Mr Thulebona Nxumalo is currently the Executive Manager in the Piped Gas Division at the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA). He has occupied this position since 1 October 2015 and is responsible for the overall management of the activities of the Division, which includes matters related the processing of applications for licences for the construction and operation of gas infrastructure, compliance monitoring and enforcement, dispute resolution and gas prices and tariffs. Prior to this appointment Thulebona was the Head of Department for gas licensing, compliance and dispute resolution from the period 1 July 2010 to 30 March 2014. He also served as Acting Executive Manager from 1 April 2014 until 31 September 2015. He holds a B Proc and LLB degrees and a Diploma in Development Management from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Regional Energy Counselor for Africa, US State Department and Power Africa
White and Case
Mukund Dhar is a partner in the Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance Group of White & Case LLP. His practice focuses on LNG, oil and gas and power. He has extensive experience in advising sponsors, developers, offtakers and lenders on international projects, project financings, investments and acquisitions within these sectors, especially in emerging markets. Before relocating to Johannesburg, Mukund was based in the London office of White & Case LLP.
Director, South America
Gonzalo Ramirez is responsible for the development and marketing of Excelerate Energy’s Floating Regasification projects and assets based on Gateway buoy systems and GasPort dockside facilities, as well as coordinating engineering and commercial activities around Excelerate’s FSRU business on a global basis. He earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree in from ITESM in Mexico City and a Master of Business Administration from Thunderbird University in Glendale, AZ. Gonzalo has over 10 years of experience in commercial shipping and marine infrastructure industry. Prior to joining Excelerate, Gonzalo worked for a leading Norwegian Ship Owner and Pemex’s international business arm, holding various posts within Chartering, Operations and Business Development activities.
Vice President LNG Global Market Development
Portfolio Manager, Infrastructure
White & Case
Chris Utting is the Executive Partner for the White & Case Johannesburg Office and Head of the Africa Group. Prior to moving to Johannesburg, he spent over 15 years in London working on cross border financings, including project finance, Islamic finance, restructurings, leverage and corporate lending and general banking matters. Sectors include (among others) power (both conventional and renewables), telecommunications, industrials and infrastructure. He has experience in Europe, the Middle East, and parts of Asia, with a particular current focus on Africa.
Head of Energy
Sakkie Leimecke holds a BSc and MBA from the University of Pretoria. He joined Nedbank in 2007 from the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC) where he gained extensive experience in limited recourse finance transactions in the Industrial Infrastructure and Energy sectors and is also experienced in a wide range of other industrial sectors.
He started his career in finance at a commercial bank before joining the IDC in 1988. Currently Sakkie is heading the Energy Finance Unit of Nedbank Capital focusing on of all types of finance in the Power Sector.
Energy Advisor to the Minister of Energy
Principal Investment Officer
Marcel Bruhwiler is a Principal Investment Officer with IFC based in Johannesburg. He works on infrastructure investments in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Prior to joining IFC, Marcel was the Managing Director of the South African subsidiary of an international plant & equipment provider. Previously, he was a Vice President with ABB Energy Ventures and a founding partner of EIC Partners, an investment advisory and asset management boutique focused on the energy sector. At ABB, Marcel worked on development and financing of infrastructure projects in power, transport and water across Africa and the Middle East. He holds an MBA from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Chief Executive Officer
South African Oil & Gas Alliance (SAOGA)
Head of Energy Transactions U.S., Norton Rose Fulbright
John Mauel has 30 years of experience in handling the development, financing, acquisition, and divestiture of domestic and international LNG, oil and gas, and electric power projects, including the consortium structuring and joint venture arrangements involved in such projects. John has had the opportunity to act as lead outside counsel in connection with major LNG projects and transactions, including LNG receiving terminal projects on both sides of the Atlantic, US LNG export projects, and major LNG sale and purchase transactions. His LNG marketing work has included the structuring, drafting and negotiation of US LNG sale and purchase agreements.
John has practiced in Houston, Texas throughout his career with the exception of 2008 to 2010 when he resided in London. He holds a B.A. (cum laude) degree in Economics from Harvard University and a J.D. degree from Notre Dame Law School.
VP, Business Development,
Total Gas & Power Ltd
Infrastructure Finance - Energy Environment & PPPs
General Manager – Global LNG, Europe and Africa
Business Development Africa (Oil Gas and Petrochemicals)
Chief Strategy Officer
Monetizing Gas Inc
Chief Operating Officer
Mike has been employed at CEF (Pty) Ltd heading iGas (Pty) Ltd (a wholly owned subsidiary of CEF) as the Chief Operating Officer since 1989. He is managing an infrastructural development company as Senior Engineer: CEF Developed new catalyst and process technology for GTL plants Part of design team for new methanol to liquid fuels plant Part of catalyst plant design team Part of new catalyst development team
Head of Business Development, Global Thermal Generation
Project Director Head, Southern Africa Business Development
Jonathan joined Fieldstone in 2006, and has 25 years of investment banking experience, focussed mainly on emerging markets and the energy, infrastructure and commodities sectors
Prior to joining Fieldstone he was Managing Director and head of Global Markets for Deutsche Bank South Africa, in which role he was also CEO of Deutsche Bank AG Johannesburg branch and responsible for business development across the rest of sub-Saharan Africa. Before this Jonathan spent 17 years with Barclays, based successively in London, Hong Kong, Singapore, New York and Johannesburg. During his nine years in Asia, he completed many pioneering project, acquisition, export and capital market financings across the region, followed by three years as Director, Investment Banking for the US Power and Utilities sector. From 2001 to 2004 he founded and headed Barclays’ pan-African Merchant Banking business, which completed transactions in 12 countries across the continent and was named “Debt House of the Year” by Euromoney. During this time Jonathan represented Barclays in the establishment of the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund.
Jonathan was a non Executive Director of the Bond Exchange of South Africa from 2003-9, and oversaw BESA’s merger with the JSE. He maintains a keen interest in local currency debt market development across Africa, having led significant issues in Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia.
He holds a BA (Hons) from Oxford University.
Executive: Oil & Gas
Standard Bank, South Africa
The 2nd Annual South Africa: Gas Options meeting addressed topics such as:
Norton Rose Fulbright is a global legal practice. We provide the world’s pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3800 lawyers based in over 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.
Norton Rose Fulbright’s 30-year track record places us at the centre of developments across Africa. Our aim is to enable anyone who is already active in Africa or who wishes to do business across the continent to access the knowledge we have gained from working on the ground across more than 45 African jurisdictions. Our dedicated team of lawyers has a wealth of experience in assisting clients with their energy projects, negotiating Africa’s regulations and providing innovative legal solutions.
The Development Bank of Southern Africa is one of the leading development financial institutions on the continent. We offer an integrated value chain which includes e.g. project consulting, project preparation, deal syndication, finance, implementation and maintenance solutions for socio-economic infrastructure developments in (South) Africa. Our areas of focus include Education, Energy, Health, Housing, ICT, Transport and Water.
For more information visit: www.dbsa.org
Cheniere Energy, Inc., a Houston-based energy company primarily engaged in LNG-related businesses, owns and operates the Sabine Pass LNG terminal in Louisiana. Directly and through its subsidiary, Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P., Cheniere is constructing and developing liquefaction projects near Corpus Christi, Texas and at the Sabine Pass LNG terminal, respectively. Cheniere is also exploring a limited number of opportunities directly related to its existing LNG business. (www.cheniere.com)
Excelerate Energy L.P. is the pioneer and market leader in innovative floating LNG solutions. The company provides integrated services along the entire LNG value chain with an objective of delivering rapid-to-market and reliable LNG import and export terminals. Excelerate offers a full range of floating regasification services, from floating storage regasification units (FSRUs) to infrastructure development to LNG supply to both its downstream and upstream customers. Excelerate leads the market in the development of floating regasification terminal having delivered eleven projects worldwide which have resulted in new markets for LNG. Headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, Excelerate has a presence in Buenos Aires, Dubai, London, Rio de Janeiro, and Singapore.
Delegate Bags Sponsor
Co Host Pre Conference Drinks Reception
Total is one of the largest integrated oil and gas companies in the world, with activities in more than 130 countries. The Group is also a first rank player in chemicals. Its 100,000 employees put their expertise to work in every part of the industry – exploration and production of oil and natural gas, refining and marketing, new energies, trading, and chemicals. Total is working to help satisfy the global demand for energy, both today and tomorrow.
Total holds a majority stake in SunPower, a world leader in solar energy, and is actively engaged in a number of renewable research and development projects in solar and biotechnologies. More information is available on www.total.com.
Coffee Break Sponsor
Shell is the leading international oil company in integrated gas, which comprises LNG and GTL. Gas makes up more than half of Shell’s total production and is used by our customers to generate electricity, power industrial production, heat homes and fuel ships and trucks. We have around 26 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of equity LNG capacity on-stream today and we expect further substantial growth once Gorgon, Prelude and other projects are on stream. We pursue trading and arbitrage activities in the global LNG portfolio, thereby adding more value to the bottom line in this important growth business.
Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG (RRPS), a division of Rolls-Royce plc, is a leading worldwide manufacturer of large diesel and gas engines, complete drive systems and power generation equipment as well as complete power generation solutions. MTU South Africa (Pty) Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of RRPS, which has been operating successfully in Sub-Saharan Africa for 15 (fifteen) years.
Under the MTU brand, Rolls-Royce Power Systems markets large high-speed engines and propulsion systems for marine, land, rail and defence vehicles, and for the oil and gas industry. The product portfolio for distributed energy systems, marketed under the MTU Onsite Energy brand, includes diesel gensets for emergency, base load and peak load application. The MTU Onsite Energy portfolio also includes gas engines for co-generation plants for the generation for combined heat and power.
Rolls-Royce manufactures medium-speed diesel and gas engines for marine and power generation applications.
The Rolls-Royce medium speed engines offer highly reliable, efficient, and environmentally friendly power generation technology. Customers around the world trust us to provide reliable power for a wide range of applications, such as healthcare, data centers, airports, farms and independent power stations.
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SAIPPA was formed as a non-profit association in 2009 to represent IPP’s in the power generation space in RSA due to the uncertainty of perceived imminent changes in the Electricity Supply Industry. SAIPPA was formed as a lobbying organisation to achieve fair competition for all power generators in RSA. www.saippa.org.za
Africa investor (Ai) is an Investment Banking oriented Advisory Firm, which also supplies a broad range of investment data, research, broadcast and published content to a growing number of international investors with interests in Africa.
Africa investor Group provides transaction advisory services, strategic research, investment indices and investment communication services, to support its clients investment programmes in Africa. Through its sister organization, Africa Investor Capital (Ai Capital), acts as a principal investor in strategic assets on the continent.
Operating at the intersect of business, government, international organizations and the media, Africa investor group has a growing network of clients across Africa serviced from regional hub offices in Nairobi, Lagos and Johannesburg, affiliate offices across the continent and a coordinating office in London. The group offers clients consistent quality of service across each of these territories and additional representation in Cairo, Brussels and Washington.
Construction Review, www.constructionreviewonline.com, is a leading African monthly construction journal for the construction industry.
For over 20-years the magazine has enjoyed the readership of architects, engineers, quantity surveyors, project managers, interior designers, developers, building specialists, contractors, landscape architects and contractors, real estate agents and investors, property managers, suppliers to the construction industry, government departments and ministries: local authorities, land surveyors, financial institutions, telecommunication companies etc. The print edition is distributed in over ten Africa countries with the digital version sent monthly to over 200000 readers in our database.
R\VERBED is built on the story of the consumer. We believe that brands that weave their stories into those of consumers are those who forge emotional bonds with the people who buy their products. To do this, a brand must exhibit some shared ideals with the consumer. It must uncover what is truly important to them. This is where the seeds of loyalty are sown.
In today’s world we all want to think like David! So whether your brand is a David or a Goliath, we have what it takes to create an ending, where David AND Goliath get to win. In other words, R\VERBED has what it takes to make you a hero in the story of your consumers.
So why should we tell your story?
· We are authentic storytellers and develop campaigns that resonate with your consumer, because they are rooted in the idea of the greater good.
· We have a perspective and are in touch with the real South African consumer.
· Our fully-integrated team covers the full spectrum of PR, Advertising, Events, Activations and Online.
· Our diverse experience allows us to tell integrated stories that sit across all platforms and touch the hearts and minds of individuals.
· Our acquisition of Chillibush Communications increases our ability to drive exciting campaigns for our clients.
· We’re a level 1 BEE company and are black female-owned!
· Most importantly though, we wake up inspired everyday to serve the greater good and are passionate about big ideas that do great things
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