Rolls-Royce Power Systems plans African expansion, says South Africa CEO Andrea Nono

Andrea Nono, CEO, MTU South Africa (Rolls-Royce Power Systems)

Rolls-Royce Power Systems plans to replicate the 100 megawatt (MW) Mozambique gas-fired power station it is commissioning elsewhere in Africa as the company expands its footprint across the continent.

Demand for electricity in southern Africa is rising fast and needed to be addressed quickly by new power generation projects, the chief executive officer of its South African subsidiary MTU South Africa said on Thursday.

“Such projects can easily be spread to other African countries,” Andrea Nono said, adding that Rolls-Royce Power Systems was working with partners such as the Norwegian government, World Bank and commercial banks that were willing to help finance the projects. She did not give details of where the expansion would take place.

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