Developing Renewable Energies in Africa

 

HYDRONEO develops, finances, builds and operates small and medium renewable energy plants. As a fully integrated industrial company, we are involved in every stage of the project value-chain.

 

We have expertise in the various phases of a project, always adapting our processes to local specificities: site identification, technical design, social and environmental management, funding, construction, operation, and maintenance.

DEVELOPMENT

from site identification to financial close

CONSTRUCTION

from financial close to COD

OPERATION

from COD to the end of the PPA

Environmental Transition

Energy Transition

Social Transition 

 

Engineering & Study Expertise

Our technical team consists of highly skilled and experienced  engineers with different specializations (Hydraulic, Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, and Environmental) to carry out:

 

  • Technical studies

  • Site identification (river screening, in-situ tracking…)

  • On-site surveys (Hydrology, Geotech, Topography…)

  • Prefeasibility study, Feasibility study, Tender design, Detailed design

  • Our technical partners include Dams & Grids, Tractebel, ISL ...

Financial Expertise

Throughout the development phase, each project is managed in the light of a financial model which must remain viable.

The Hydroneo team will be responsible for structuring project financing (Equity, Junior and Senior debt, Grant).

To do so, it can count on a vast network of investors of different types (family offices, private equity funds, .....), international development bank (DFIs), local banks, donors (GIZ, SCAF, SEFA, .. .)

Our main financial advisor, Finergreen, is also involved at every stage of the development process to guarantee the viability of our financial models and ease interaction with the different financial institutions involved.

Permitting & legal Expertise

We rely on well established local teams to manage permits, authorizations and contracts, including:

  • Local Authority MOU

  • Power purchase Agreement (PPA)

  • Land acquisition

  • SPV Legal aspects (JVA, SHA, SPV creation, etc.)

Our teams are supported by international and local law firms, including Norton Rose Fulbright, Bowmans, ALN, etc

Construction and O&M Expertise

Construction is a key stage for Hydroneo, which is also an operator and therefore has to ensure that its projects are built to last. We provide all EPC services (Engineering, Procurement, Construction), from the design to the complete commissioning of the plant.

EPC and O&M management

  • Construction Management

  • Implementation of the environmental and social management plan

  • Operation and Maintenance 

E&S experts are also involved at the early stage of the development process to ensure compliance with our high standards policies with ERM, IBIS, etc

Portfolio

6 Countries

20 PROJECTS

167 MW

Kavumu Project

Nyirahindwe Project

Njumbi Project

 
 
KAVUMU PROJECT
DRONE TOPOGRAPHIC STUDY

We model in 3D the works upstream of construction

We carry out a topographic study by drone upstream of the projects

 

Our Team on Site

 

Our OFFICES

 MAURITIUS 

4th Floor, Ebene Skies

Rue de l’Institut, ​
Ebene, Mauritius​

KENYA

P. O. Box 13924 - 00800

Nairobi, Kenya

 

FRANCE

17-21 rue Saint-Fiacre

75002 Paris, France

 

RWANDA

Office: GIKONDO-MAGERWA ​

P.O.Box 1361 ​

Kigali, Rwanda   

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