1 The African Energy Chamber (AEC), the voice of the African energy sector, is proud to announce the nominees for the 2022 African Energy Awards, exclusively sponsored by integrated energy and chemicals company Sasol, to celebrate tireless dedication and innovative mechanisms implemented by professionals and organizations within the continent’s energy industry to make energy poverty history by 2030, while driving socio-economic development.
2 Taking place during the African Energy Week (AEW) conference and exhibition, Africa’s premier event for the oil and gas sector scheduled for October 18-21 in Cape Town, this year’s edition of the African Energy Awards will celebrate and will honor Africa’s top energy projects and leaders for their innovative contributions to the industry in style.
3 Shortlisted by industry leaders and professionals, the outstanding and inspiring energy projects and innovators competing for the coveted AEW 2022 Africa Energy Awards include: NOC of the Year Award This award recognizes the achievements of the National Oil Company that has proven to be capable not only of being a reliable partner, but of being the leading entity in the path towards the energy ambitions of its nation.
4 The nominees are: Namibia National Petroleum Corporation (NAMCOR), National Petroleum Corporation (Libya), Nigerian National Petroleum Company, Sonatrach, Egypt General Petroleum Corporation and Sonangol, EP Gas Monetization Award This award recognizes to the companies and projects that are promoting the monetization of gas in Africa to close the energy poverty gap.
6 Leader Award for Operational Excellence of the Year This award is given to the company that has stood out for operating in the continent in a new, sustainable way with local impact.
7 The nominees are: EG LNG, ENI Angola, SEPLAT Energy, Somoil, SA, Perenco and PETROSEN SA CEO of the Year Award This award recognizes the achievement of high-level executives who have shown outstanding leadership in their organizations.
8 The nominees are: Sebastião Gaspar Martins, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sonangol EP; Benoît de la Fouchardiere, General Manager of the Group, Perenco; Proscovia Nabbanja, Executive Director, Uganda National Petroleum Company; Philip Mshelbila, Managing Director and CEO of Nigeria LNG Limited; Fleetwood Grobler, Chairman and CEO of Sasol Limited; Sabine Dall’Omo, CEO of Siemens Southern and Eastern Africa and Catherine Uju Ifejika, CEO of Brittania-U.
11 African Independent of the Year Award This award is given to the independent who has been successful in making a mark on the continent and opening up the game upstream for new explorers to come.
12 The nominees are: Kosmos Energy Ltd, SEPLAT Energy, Perenco, Somoil, SA and Brittania-U.
13 Game Changer of the Year Award: This award is given to the company or organization that has revolutionized their field, changing the rules of what is common and what has become the new rule.
14 The nominees are: RENERGEN Ltd, Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, Tanzania Liquefied Natural Gas Project (TLNGP), East African Crude Oil Pipeline Project (EACOP), Azule Energy, Shell Namibia, TotalEnergies Namibia and Sanha Lean Gas Connection (SLGC).
15 Renewable Energy Project of the Year This award will be given to a company or organization that drives innovation in the renewable energy market or increases the penetration of renewable energy in Africa as the continent seeks to diversify its energy mix to achieve security.
17 The nominees are: Hyphen Hydrogen Energy – Green Hydrogen Project, Namibia; CWP Global – AMAN Green Hydrogen Project; Mauritania: Chariot Energy Group – Nour Project, Mauritania; ACWA Power – Ouarzazate Solar Power Complex, Morocco; Lake Turkana Wind Power Limited – Lake Turkana Wind Farm, Kenya and Phelan Energy Group – Floating Solar Power Farms, South Africa.