Scottish Business Network seeks to deepen relations with Africa in Angolan energy sector



Scottish Business Network seeks to deepen relations with Africa in Angolan energy sector

The Scottish Africa Business Association (SABA) and KURO‘s Africa Energy Series is a range of webinars that will explore the energy industries of key African markets, providing a comprehensive portrait of each country’s energy sector through the perspective of industry professionals. government, industry and commerce.

The series explores the challenges, opportunities and risks faced by those doing or seeking to do business in specific key markets of the African continent, including Senegal, Angola, Cameroon and Algeria, with other events planned for Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Egypt and Uganda in the coming month.

The unique structure of the webinar aims to provide an optimal user experience coupled with exceptional information and regional opportunities. With topics ranging from general market overviews, energy mix master plan to skills training, generation and transport, renewables, gas to electricity and decommissioning, the format will provide the latest information on national policy and operating prospects.

The next event in the Africa Energy series will be Angola on the 5the Mai who will explore how to take advantage of opportunities in the country’s energy sector.

A major oil-exporting country and a member of OPEC, Angola is sub-Saharan Africa’s third-largest economy. Angola and West Africa in general have experienced higher energy demand in recent years with an increasingly urban population, economic development and strong European demand for its low sulfur oil. . With the country having a mature oil and gas market, they are now considering not only how to extend the economic life of fields using cost-effective, low-risk technologies, but what will be needed for decommissioning, skills development and energies. renewable.

In this webinar, you will learn about the many opportunities that exist in the country and how businesses and regulators are accepting the amount of work to be done in the near future to maximize existing fields and fields, depletion of depleted fields and funding. , technical and regulatory challenges to achieve this.

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Various organizations are engaged throughout the process and support the events, including Scottish Development International, UK Department for International Trade, African Energy Chamber (, African governments, embassies and the private sector.

According to Verner Ayukegba, SVP of the African Energy Chamber, who will participate in the event, “Angola remains a privileged target for investment, following the reforms of the operating environment carried out in recent years by the government. We believe that Scotland’s unique experience in the energy sector offers unique opportunities for Scottish service companies in Angola. ”

Frazer Lang, CEO of SABA, said: “These events provide a great opportunity to enhance trade and collaboration between Scotland and various countries in Africa at a time when the Scottish and British governments are growing and diversifying their global trade relations. I am delighted that, despite the challenges created by the COVID pandemic, business partners in Scotland and Africa can establish and develop relationships virtually, discussing potential areas of business collaboration in a safe manner. Scotland has been on this energetic journey since the early 1970s and has faced the same challenges and opportunities and our experience creates a great opportunity to share these ideas and knowledge to create growth and maximize potential.

James Crawford, Managing Director of KURO, said: “We are delighted to bring together this series of events with the aim of promoting links between Scottish and African leaders in the energy sector. Scotland has world-class experience and expertise that can play a critical role in Africa’s economic diversification and sector innovation. The caliber of speakers is high, which means that delegates will have valuable insight into the markets and the incredible opportunities that exist. Now is the time to see how these relationships can be developed for years to come. “

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many industries are facing unprecedented challenges. The Africa Energy Series will provide a platform to help organizations enter or expand their presence in the energy sector across Africa by hearing first-hand from professionals in government, industry and commerce to explore the opportunities and challenges that exist.

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