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.
from site identification to financial close
from financial close to COD
from COD to the end of the PPA
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:
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 ...
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)
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
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
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
4th Floor, Ebene Skies
Rue de l’Institut,
P. O. Box 13924 - 00800
17-21 rue Saint-Fiacre
75002 Paris, France