«One of these great ideas to achieve the European Green Deal!»

Bundesminister Dr. Gerd Müller

Michael Krake, Ministerialdirigent
www.bmz.de

Electricity and Light for Everybody

Abouts Us

weelectrify.Africa is developing and operating wind farms for emerging countries in North and West Africa. Our business model is based on the continued operation of high-quality, robust and revamped wind turbines from Central Europe.

Our expertise is based on knowledge about the special needs of emerging countries with fast growing electricity demand. Our projects are specially tailored to regions that in parallel offer high wind speeds.

By constantly developing renewable energy sources, we slow down the expansion of fossil fuels and actively contribute to climate protection.

New horizons

The founders of weelectrify.Africa operate in the field of sustainability, renewable energies and wind farm development. Next to Germany and Central Europe, the focus has always been on Middle East and North Africa.

Due to approval backlogs in Germany, we have been looking for ways to overcome the situation and to remain actively involved into climate protection and the expansion of renewables.

At the same time, we wanted to shape and launch new attractive business models to support Africa in achieving “green” economic growth by using renewable energies.

Within the Green New Deal between Europe and Africa our business contributes momentum to the European energy transition.

Business Model

The African way

weelectrify.Africa develops wind farms that are specifically tailored to the needs of the population in North and West Africa. Compared to highly industrialized countries, the lower purchasing power and weaker infrastructure play a major role.

In order to produce affordable electricity, our wind farms are designed with reconditioned pre-owned turbines from repowering programs in Europe.

These turbines of the ‘early years’ are extremely robust, resistant and durable. They are therefore particularly suitable for our sites near the Sahara.

In order to ensure secure operation, weelectrify.Africa uses a specially developed maintenance concept including monitoring and spare-part management far away from any high-tech infrastructure.

Strategy

Special know-how is essential to operate used wind turbines at locations with low infrastructure. This refers above all to the careful selection of sites, suitable equipment and tailored maintenance concepts.

Location

The sites are carefully selected and in cooperation with local authorities. The focus is on reliable power-generation and social compatibility with local value creation.

Analysis

The selected sites are examined in detail by studies and measurement campaigns. Moreover all parameters that are characteristic for the countries along the desert with their harsh environmental conditions will be taken into account. This is a core competence of weelectrify.Africa.

Turbines

At the same time, the units to be dismantled in Central Europe are subjected to intensive inspection and maintenance by the manufacturer. After a technical evaluation, the suitable plants are approved for export to Africa.

  • Well-maintained, robust wind turbines of the early years are designed for more than 25 years of operation.
  • In fact they are usually replaced by more efficient models after 15 - 18 years (repowering)
  • Dismantled units at inland locations often only experienced 30 - 50% of their design loads.
  • These turbines can still be operated at suitable locations in Africa producing electricity for another 15-20 years.

Windpower Potential in Comparison

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[m/s] mean windspeed / vitesse moyenne du vente

Quelle: Weltbank Gruppe, DTU, https://globalwindatlas.info
Source: World Bank Group, Banque Mondiale

The Facts

Some of the countries around the Sahara offer excellent locations for the construction and operation of wind farms. The barren desert landscape requires cautious planning. The sparsely populated areas, in return, simplify the approval process.

In the eastern Sahara, numerous wind farms have already been implemented in Egypt. In Morocco, the capacity of wind farms in operation is well above 1 GW. In the western part of the Sahara, Mauritania is discovering wind power. After several smaller plants, Mauritanians connected a wind farm with 30 MW to the national grid in 2017 and are currently putting another 100 MW into operation. At the same time, the expansion of electricity highways along the African west coast is further progressing and transporting electricity to the centres of consumption.

The coloured graphics show the wind potential in the countries of North and West Africa where weelectrify.Africa is active. Especially Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania have put the expansion of wind power on their agenda. Senegal and Tunisia also have some favourable locations.

In these countries, weelectrify.Africa will develop wind farms.

Target Countries

Mauritania

The north of Mauritania offers excellent wind conditions for wind farming. Along the scarcely inhabited coast and inlands, conditions are good for a yearly production of many billions of kilowatt-hours. Electricity is mainly consumed in nearby iron ore mines and in neighboring Senegal. weelectrify.Africa is also committed to education, gender equality and economic development in this country between the desert and Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Administration
Government Unitary semi-presidential Islamic republic
President Mohamed Ould El-Ghazouani
Prime Minister Mohamed Ould Bilal
Legislature National Assembly
Demonym Mauritanian
Unabhängigkeit 1960
National holiday Nov 28
Demography
Population 4,301,000
Density 3.6 / km²
Demog. growth 2.14%
Life expectation 63
Urbanisation 60.4
HDI 0.513
UN ecucation Index 0.401
Geography
Area in Km² 1,030,700
Time zone UTC (GMT)
Capital Nouakchott
Languages Arab, French
mean temperature 27 - 42 °C
Economy
GDP 2016 USD 4.17 bln
GDP/capita 2016 USD 1,243
Econ. Growth (2018) 3.6%
Currency Ouguiya
OECD Risk class 7
Prime Lending Rate 17%
Euler Hermes class D4
Source 2018 and 2019 : OECD, EulerHermes, BTI, Word Bank; Data without liability

Morocco

Morocco is a pioneer of renewable energy in Africa. With its direct connection to high-voltage power lines to Europe, the country has many cooperative ventures in the field of solar and PV power plants. Since Morocco has only small oil and gas reserves, the government is pursuing the expansion of renewable energies with great effort. weelectrify.Africa intends particularly to leverage the untapped wind power potential and make it available to the country.

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Administration
Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
President King Mohammed VI
Prime Minister Saâdeddine El Othmani
Legislature Parliament
Demonym Moroccan
Unabhängigkeit 1956
National holiday November 18
Demography
Population 34,314,130
Density 77 / km²
Demog. growth 0.95%
Life expectation 75.5
Urbanisation 60.7
HDI 0.647
UN ecucation Index 0.542
Geography
Area in Km² 446,550
Time zone UTC +1 (CET)
Capital Rabat
Languages Arab, French, Berber
mean temperature 17 - 36 °C
Economy
GDP 2016 USD 110 bln
GDP/capita 2016 USD 3,151
Econ. Growth (2018) 2.95%
Currency Moroccan dirham
OECD Risk class 3
Prime Lending Rate 5.10%
Euler Hermes class B2
Source 2018 and 2019 : OECD, EulerHermes, BTI, Word Bank; Data without liability

Algeria

Algeria is by area the largest country on the African continent and has one of the biggest oil and gas reserves in Africa. Nevertheless, the government is increasingly focusing on renewable energy sources in order to preserve its own fossil resources and to lead the country into a low-carbon future. Algeria is also regarded as a promising candidate to support the energy transition in Europe due to its enormous territory and space for renewable energy plants. weelectrify.Africa has an excellent network in Algeria and uses these connections to build up wind power projects right in the centre of the country.

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Administration
Government Unitary semi-presidential constitutional republic
President Abdelmadjid Tebboune
Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad
Legislature Parliament
Demonym Algerian
Unabhängigkeit 1962
National holiday November 1st
Demography
Population 42,200,000
Density 18 / km²
Demog. growth 1.63%
Life expectation 75.9
Urbanisation 71.3
HDI 0.745
UN ecucation Index 0.695
Geography
Area in Km² 2,381,741
Time zone UTC +1 (CET)
Capital Algier
Languages Arab, French, Berber
mean temperature 15 - 43 °C
Economy
GDP 2016 USD 188.3 bln
GDP/capita 2016 USD 4,123
Econ. Growth (2018) 2.10%
Currency Algerian Dinar
OECD Risk class 4
Prime Lending Rate 8.00%
Euler Hermes class C4
Source 2018 and 2019 : OECD, EulerHermes, BTI, Word Bank; Data without liability

Tunisia

Tunisia aims to make several energy-intensive industries CO2-neutral. To this end, a wind farm shall be built, connected to the national grid and supply these industries with green electricity. In Tunisia the inland area consists of desert with some very good wind spots.

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Administration
Government Unitary semi-presidential republic
President Kais Saied
Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh
Legislature Assembly of the Representatives of the People
Demonym Tunisian
Unabhängigkeit 1956
National holiday March 20
Demography
Population 11,551,400
Density 71 / km²
Demog. growth 0.95%
Life expectation 75.5
Urbanisation 67
HDI 0.725
UN ecucation Index 0.685
Geography
Area in Km² 163,610
Time zone UTC +1 (CET)
Capital Tunis
Languages Arab, French
mean temperature 14 - 37 °C
Economy
GDP 2016 USD 41.9 bln
GDP/capita 2016 USD 3,730
Econ. Growth (2018) 2.51%
Currency Tunisian Dinar
OECD Risk class 5
Prime Lending Rate 7.75%
Euler Hermes class C4
Source 2018 and 2019 : OECD, EulerHermes, BTI, Word Bank; Data without liability

Senegal

The economic growth of Senegal is enormous, and the country has also identified the great potential of green and sustainable electricity. The demand for electricity is constantly rising and is increasingly being fed from renewable sources. weelectrify.Africa negotiates electricity supply contracts from neighboring countries to the booming regions around Dakar.

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Administration
Government Unitary presidential republic
President Macky Sall
Prime Minister function abolished
Legislature National Assembly
Demonym Senegalese
Unabhängigkeit 1960
National holiday April 4
Demography
Population 15,854,323
Density 69 / km²
Demog. growth 2.36%
Life expectation 67.2
Urbanisation 47.2
HDI 0.514
UN ecucation Index 0.355
Geography
Area in Km² 196,712
Time zone UTC (GMT)
Capital Dakar
Languages French, Wolof, Pular, Serer
mean temperature 22 - 33 °C
Economy
GDP 2016 USD 24.24 bln
GDP/capita 2016 USD 1,485
Econ. Growth (2018) 6.77%
Currency West African CFA franc
OECD Risk class 5
Prime Lending Rate 5.30%
Euler Hermes class C2
Source 2018 and 2019 : OECD, EulerHermes, BTI, Word Bank; Data without liability

Photos

Team

Three friends – one goal

We have been working together for many years and are jointly committed to climate protection. We have set ourselves realistic and achievable goals looking forward to an interesting cooperation with you.

48 | Paris

2018

weelectrify.Africa
Founder, CFO

2017

natural idées
Partner, Strategy and Financing

2012

Vis Viva Partners
Founder & CEO

2006

Save the Planet Investment Managers Founder & CEO

2000

Natexis / Dexia Securities
Head of Investment

1997

BNP Paribas
Equity Sales

48 | Munich

2018

weelectrify.Africa
Founder, CEO

2013

xTower Constructions GmbH
Founder & CEO

2009

Wagner Consulting Engineers
Founder & CEO

2002

Macina Engg Consultants Dubai
Founder & CEO

1997

Weltenbau Wagner
Founder & CEO

45 | Oran & Algiers

2018

weelectrify.Africa
Founder, CTO

2009

TGood Global Ltd. Substations
Regional Director MENA

2008

Alstom Grid, GE
Manager Grids & Security

2005

Areva T&D Qatar
Manager Grids & Security

2002

Mobi One Djezzy
Store manager

Track Record

The roots of weelectrify.Africa

The founding team of weelectrify.Africa has relevant experience in dealing with the construction of RE power plants throughout the MENA region. Our network consists of numerous other experts in wind power, project development, grid compliance, maintenance, balancing power and energy management.

2015
34 MW WF
Germany

2016
100 MW WF
Mauritania

2016
98 MW WF
Senegal

2016
3000 MW WF
Algeria

2017
400 MW WF
Saudi Arabia

2017
2x50 MW WF
Jordan

2017
180+250 MW PV
Argentinia

2018 Idea of
100 MW WF
Mauritania

2019
3000 MW MFWF
China

2016
100 MW WF
Mauritania

2016
98 MW WF
Senegal

2016
3000 MW WF
Algeria

2017
150 MW PV
Algeria

2018
65 MW PV
Saudi Arabia

2018 Idea of
100 MW WF
Mauritania

2018
50 MW PV
Congo

2019
3x100 MW MV/LV
Algeria

2012
EUR 10M ORC
Switzerland

2013
EUR 2 MW WF
Israel

2013
5 MW CSP
Israel

2015
EUR 10M LED
Israel

2015
50 MW CSP
Morocco

2016-2018
EUR 4M EE-Tools
Germany

2016-2018
EUR 0.3M HCCI
Germany

2018
EUR 0.5M ICO
France

30

years

experience in
Wind Power Technologies

30

years

experience in
Corporate Finance

35

years

experience in
Africa and Mena Region

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Contact

weelectrify.Africa UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
Am Einlass 3a
80469 Munich
Germany

DE +49 800 12 77 883 (toll free)
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AL +213 550 811612
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