This year’s Energy Indaba has created a buzz in the energy sector. As an annual event held in South Africa that brings together various stakeholders together to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the industry, the key themes typically focus on issues such as energy policy, renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy security, and access to energy. During the three-day Africa Energy Indaba conference, energy experts and ministers urged for prompt implementation of suggestions made by stakeholders. With over 600 million Africans lacking access to electricity, they also appealed for greater collaboration between African nations to address the energy crisis.
“Without innovation, we cannot solve the energy crisis in Africa. We need to leverage modern technologies and business models to accelerate the deployment of clean and sustainable energy solutions across the continent.”
– Dr. Elham Ibrahim, the former Commissioner for Energy and Infrastructure at the African Union Commission.
It’s time to innovate!
Modern structural solutions like non-welded modular support systems can play an important role in supporting the energy transition in African countries by enabling the private and public sectors to start using alternative energies. One key benefit of these support systems is their flexibility and adaptability, which makes them well-suited for use in renewable energy projects that may require frequent adjustments or modifications. Additionally, modular support systems can be assembled quickly and easily without the need for welding or specialised tools, reducing both the time and cost required for installation which is particularly valuable in time-sensitive projects in the energy sector.
Sikla in South Africa takes pride in offering siFramo, a fully non-welded steelwork support system that enables modular construction of frames and structures. With a proven track record in diverse construction applications worldwide, Sikla in South Africa is committed to providing its clients with a reliable and versatile solution for their steelwork support needs. By utilising these modern structural solutions, African countries can more easily and affordably incorporate alternative energy sources like solar, wind, nuclear, hydroelectric and gas-to-power into their energy mix. This not only helps to address the energy crisis by providing more reliable and sustainable energy sources, but also has the potential to drive economic growth and job creation in the renewable energy sector.
Modern construction solutions like siFramo can be a valuable tool for supporting the energy transition in African countries by enabling the adoption of alternative energy sources and helping to build a more sustainable and resilient energy system.