aid & development

African Infrastructure Project Developers’ Awards shortlist released

Thursday, 13 Apr 2017

Johannesburg, South Africa; 13 April 2017: Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment and communications group, today announced the highly-anticipated release of the shortlisted candidates for the Ai African Infrastructure Projects Developer Awards. The Summit and Awards take place on 3 May at the Southern Sun Maharani Hotel in Durban, South Africa.

The Ai African Infrastructure Projects Developer Awards are designed to recognise and reward excellence amongst Africa’s project developers to a pan-African and global infrastructure investment audience.

Commenting on the release of the shortlist, Hubert Danso, CEO and Vice Chairman of Africa investor, said, "This year we have been very impressed by the number and the quality of entrants for the Awards, particularly since the launch of the Ai African Project Developers Forum which is the industry’s only platform representing the views of over 200 private sector projects developers and early stage financiers working in Africa. Africa investor is delighted to provide the Ai African Infrastructure Projects Developer Awards platform to assist in raising Africa’s infrastructure investment profile worldwide. The Awards also highlight the important role developers and financiers play in providing the essential infrastructure required to increase the continents global trade and investment competitiveness. We applaud our candidates and wish all of them the best of luck with their entries."

The prestigious, highly sought-after Awards formally recognise achievements across the main infrastructure sectors in Africa. The Awards reward the institutions and personalities driving transactions and improving the continent’s infrastructure.

See below for the full shortlist

African Social Project Developer of the Year

1 GE
2 Bigen Africa
3 Energy and Water Utility Regulatory Authority (EWURA) - Tanzania
4 Orascom
5 GreenWish Partners
6 Eleqtra
7 Earth Energy Company Limited - Uganda
8 Harith General Partners
9 Africa Finance Corporation
10 NMS Infrastructure

African ICT Project Developer of the Year

1 Helios Towers Africa
2 Africa Internet Group (AIG)
3 MTN Group
4 Phoenix Capital Management
5 IHS Plc
6 Liquid Telcom
7 TDB Bank (PTA Bank)
8 EOH
9 MainOne
10 InfraMed Infrastructure

African Renewable Energy Project Development of the Year

1 ACWA Power International
2 Salini Impregilo
3 Nareva Holding
4 Dongfang Electric Corporation
5 Lekela Power
6 Mainstream Renewable Power
7 Eleqtra
8 BioTherm Energy
9 GreenWish partners
10 Lake Turkana Wind Power

African Logistics/Transport Project Developer of the Year

1 Colas Group
2 Africa Finance Corporation
3 Amethis Finance
4 Phoenix Capital Management
5 DHL
6 GE Transportation
7 African Development Bank
8 Transnet
9 Logisa
10 Grindrod

African Energy Project Developer of the Year

1 Engie
2 Amandi Energy IPP
3 Nareva Holding
4 Actis/Azura Power
5 ACWA Power International
6 Copperbelt Energy Corp
7 InfraCo Africa
8 Aldwych International
9 Lekela Power
10 GE

Private Sector Co-developer of the Year

1 GE
2 Actis
3 Mainstream Renewable Power
4 Engie
5 ACWA Power International
6 CDC Infrastructure
7 Tata Power
8 Endeavour Energy
9 Africa Finance Corporation
10 Investec Energy

Public Sector Co-developer of the Year

1 Umeme
2 Kenya Power and Lighting Company Limited
3 Senelec and Melec PowerGen
4 Transnet, South Africa
5 Sustnersol Uganda Limited
6 Ethiopian Electric Power
7 Eskom
8 Kenya Railway Corporation
9 TANESCO
10 Dubai World

Construction Company Co-developer of the Year

1 Dongfang Electric Corporation
2 Colas Group
3 Mota-Engil
4 SNC-Lavalin
5 Orascom Construction
6 Bouygues UK
7 Group Five
8 WBHO
9 Murray & Roberts Construction
10 Lafarge Construction Plc

African Project Development Financier of the Year

1 Attijariwafa Bank
2 Overseas Private Investment Corporation
3 United States Trade and Development Agency
4 KfW Banking Group
5 Africa Finance Corporation
6 International Finace Corporation
7 Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)
8 RMB
9 FMO
10 Infraco Africa

African Project Development Advisor of the Year

1 EISER Infrastructure Partners
2 Macquarie
3 IFC
4 DBSA
5 Fieldstone
6 Anjarwalla & Khanna (A&K) - Kenya
7 EY
8 Standard Chartered Bank
9 PWC
10 Deloitte

Project Preparation Facility of the Year

1 Access Energy
2 COMESA-PPIU
3 DBSA-EIB PDSF
4 ECOWAS PPDU
5 NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD IPPF)
6 Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA)
7 PIDG Technical Assistance Facility
8 DBSA Development Fund
9 EU-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund
10 FAPA (AfDB)

Project Development Fund of the Year

1 Denham Capital
2 ARM-Harith Infrastructure Fund
3 Actis Energy Infrastructure Fund III
4 Access Energy Fund
5 African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)
6 Africa50
7 InfraMed Infrastructure
8 West Africa Emerging Market Growth Fund
9 IDB Infrastructure Fund II
10 IFC African, Latin American, and Caribbean Fund

African Developer of the Year

1 InfraMed Management
2 GE Africa
3 Mainstream Power
4 Access Energy
5 Azura Power
6 Endeavor Energy
7 Amandi Energy
8 Eleqtra
9 Africa Finance Corporation
10 Aldwych International
African Sponsor of the Year

1 Actis
2 Harith
3 FutureGrowth
4 Tata Power
5 Africa Finance Corporation
6 Meridiam
7 African Development Bank (AfDB)
8 Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)
9 IFC
10 GreenWish partners

The 2017 Ai Infrastructure Project Developers Awards will take place during the annual Ai CEO Infrastructure Project Developers Summit, held in association with Africa50, which gathers Africa’s top project developers from the Ai African Project Developers Forum. The Summit and Awards 2017 will take place on 3 May 2017 at the Southern Sun Maharani Hotel in Durban, South Africa.

For more information on the Ai CEO Infrastructure Project Developers Summit and Awards 2017, visit www.aidevelopersummit.com or contact Renee’ Montez on +27 11 783 2431 or rmontez@africainvestor.com.

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