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Meaningful Impact

Every action we take, every step we make, is filled with purpose. We're not just bringing power - we're building a brighter, fairer future for every corner of Africa.

Quality-Driven Impact

Our projects are guided by a relentless pursuit of quality, adhering to the highest international standards and leveraging our deep expertise of the continent.

Transformative Impact

In every project we develop, our focus is on accelerating Africa's just energy transition.

Inclusive Impact

At the heart of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, we prioritize supporting our female colleagues and nurturing a supply chain enriched by women-led businesses.

Our Purpose

We believe access to electricity is a human right. We exist to enable Africa’s just energy transition and improve access to electricity.

A just energy transition for us means ensuring that all communities have equitable access to sustainable energy solutions, preserving our environment, and empowering economic growth while honoring our cultural heritage.

Our commitments and recognitions

Member of the UN Global Compact network, we are deeply committed to supporting the UN’s Sustainable Goals, with a focus on goals 5, 7, 8, 9 and 13.
High focus on international quality standards (ISO Certified 9001:2015, 14001:2015, 45001:2018)

Rooted in Africa

Our Story
From the creation of Coastal Steel Industries in 1978, we have evolved into a diversified group of companies committed to using our expertise and resources to enable Africa's 'just' energy transition.
Our African footprint
We leverage our Africa footprint, local market knowledge, and extensive experience of completing over 200 projects across more than 12 African countries to positively impact the communities we serve.
Our People
Meet the people who lead the Group with passion and purpose.
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Our Projects

At the heart of our purpose lies a commitment to impact projects that not only advance the energy sector but also promote sustainable development across Africa. With over 200 projects successfully completed, our diverse portfolio spans four critical sectors.

Mwenga Hydro Wind Farm

Electro-mechanical installations of 3 Enercon wind turbines

Kinyerezi I Extension Project

Supply, installation, testing and commissioning of a 185 MW open cycle gas turbine (OCGT) power plant extension.

Buckreef Goldmine

The Buckreef Project is located in the Geita District of the Geita Region south of Lake Victoria, approximately 110 km southwest of the city of Mwanza, Tanzania. The project comprises five prospects, namely Buckreef, Bingwa, Tembo, Eastern Porphyry and Buziba.

83.3 MW Olkaria 1 Additional Unit 6 Geothermal Power Development Project

Delivery of quality civil, mechanical, and piping work.

Latest News
#insights
Jun 27 2024

Watt's That? Energy Storage - Photovoltaic Systems 

Did you know that batteries are an important part of the global energy system?

 

They are positioned as one of the best methods of energy storage for clean energy transitions. The use of batteries has widespread in various sectors, including transport – where they are an essential component in the millions of electric vehicles sold each year.

 

In the energy sector, battery storage is the fastest growing clean energy technology on the market. Their versatile nature means that they can be used for different utility-scale projects, behind-the-meter storage for households and businesses, providing electricity solutions like mini-grids and solar home systems.

 

The falling costs of batteries has led to rapid and increasing competitiveness of electric vehicles and storage applications in the energy sector.

 

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA’s Report on Batteries and Secure Energy Transitions, batteries hold a key role in fulfilling the recent 2030 commitments made by 200 countries at COP28 to put the global energy system to achieving the net zero emissions. This implies that global renewable energy capacity should be tripled, while the pace of energy efficiency improvements should be doubled and transitioned away from fossil fuels.



Storage in Photovoltaic Systems

 

One of the most frequently used methods of energy storage is photovoltaic – the power produced only while sunlight is available. For systems in which the photovoltaics is the sole generation source, storage is basically needed since an exact math between sunlight and the load is limited to a few types of systems, for example powering a cooling fan. In hybrid or grid connect systems, where batteries are not necessarily required, they may be beneficially included for load matching or power conditioning.

 

In any photovoltaic system that includes batteries, the batteries become a central component of the overall system which significantly affect the cost, maintenance requirements, reliability, and design of the photovoltaic systems.

 

The important battery parameters that affect the photovoltaic system operation and performance are the battery maintenance requirements, lifetime of the battery, available power and efficiency.

 

An ideal battery would be able to be charged and discharged indefinitely under arbitrary charging/discharging regimes would have high efficiency, high energy density, low-self discharge and be low cost. These are controlled not only by the initial choice of the battery but also by how it is used in the system, particularly how it is charged and discharged and its temperature.

 

The Evolution of Solar Technology

 

Often hailed as the father of solar power, Charles Fritts made history in 1883 by creating the world’s first solar panel. This ground-breaking invention laid the foundation for the solar technology that powers our world today.

 

Charles Fritts was born in 1850, a forward-thinker who saw the potential of harnessing sunlight for energy long before it became a mainstream concept. Fritts was a man driven by a passion for innovation, and his work in the late 19th century laid the foundation work for modern solar technology.


Charles Fritts installed the first solar panels on New York City rooftop in 1884

Back in 1883 in New York, investor Charles Fritts created the first solar cell by coating selenium with a thin layer of gold. Fritts reported that the selenium module produced a current “that is continuous, constant, and of considerable force.” This cell achieved an energy conversion rate of 1 to 2 percent. Most modern solar cells work an efficiency of 15 to 20 percent. So, Fritts created what was a low impact solar cell, but still, it was the beginning of photovoltaic solar panel innovation in America. Named after Italian physicist, chemist, and pioneer of electricity and power, Alessandro Volta, photovoltaic is the more technical term for turning light energy into electricity and used interchangeably with the term photoelectric.



#leaderships
Jun 19 2024

From storms to safety: how we should rethink mitigation plans. 

Foster Quist, HSE Supervisor at CSI Energy Group, based at Ahafo North 161kV Powerline project in Ghana, shares how the “Storms and Lightning Risk Preventive Mitigation Plan," implemented provides a robust framework for addressing climate change challenges.

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Jun 15 2024

CSI Energy Group appoints Gaëtan d’Oysonville to lead its contracting cluster

Strategic leadership to drive impactful growth across the energy sector in Africa

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May 27 2024

Smart grids: How smart grids are becoming the future of energy

In recent years, Africa has witnessed a remarkable surge in energy demand driven by rapid urbanization, industrialization, and population growth. However, the continent continues to struggle with challenges such as unreliable power supply, limited access to electricity, and environmental degradation caused by conventional energy sources. That’s when smart grids emerge as a transformative solution to revolutionize Africa's energy landscape and shape its sustainable future.

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