Gigajoule Group received the prestigious Ai African Developer of the Year award
The Ai Infrastructure Project Developer Awards were designed to recognise and reward excellence amongst Africa’s project developers to a P an-African and global infrastructure investment audience.
The Ai African Developer of the Year category was open to African infrastructure project developers, including contracting and consulting engineers working as developers or in joint ventures or partnerships with developers. Judges looked at the nominees in terms of:
- The use of local resources – human and capital
- Positive impact on the local community both social and economic
- Consultation with key stakeholders
- Consideration of sustainable development environmental concerns
- Promotion of regional integration
- Particular challenges and obstacles overcome
Some of the fellow ten nominees for the Ai African Developer of the Year Award included Grinrod, Atterbury Property Developments, Bigen Africa & Africa Finance Corporation.
This award recognises Gigajoule’s developmental role in creating the Matola Gas Company and Gigawatt Mozambique. MGC have been operating for the past 11 years supplying gas to more than 30 industries, gas vehicle fleets and now also three power stations. Gigawatt Mozambique, an independent power producer, completed its first natural gas fuelled 120 MW power station in December 2015, within 18 months from financial closure, inside budget and with no serious injuries.
In 2015 the Gigajoule Group also completed the feasibility study for a pipeline connecting the gas discoveries in the north of Mozambique with the markets in the south. This feasibility report for the Gasnosu project was presented to the Mozambican shareholders and government.