Form-Scaff & Doka Form A New African Partnership

Form-Scaff & Doka – A New African Partnership

Form-Scaff – a Division of Waco Africa (Pty) Ltd – has signed an exclusive agreement with Doka GmbH for sole distribution rights across sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands.

This is according to Waco Africa CEO, Mike Els.

Mike Els, CEO of Waco Africa

The agreement, which came into effect on 1 August 2019, makes Waco Africa the largest formwork provider on the continent in terms of presence and capacity through its subsidiary Form- Scaff, who will continue to work with Doka as its engineering and technology partner.

Commenting on behalf of Waco Africa, Mike Els, Chief Executive Officer said, “We are extremely excited about the long-term prospects that this partnership will bring. One of the most technologically advanced formwork companies in the world, Doka will add enormous value to Form- Scaff – the African market leaders – who are renowned for their extensive branch network and stockholding as well as their robust product range supported by detailed designs, engineering services and on-site technical support.”

Speaking on behalf of Doka GmbH, Member of the Management Board Paolo Zumaglini said; “Doka’s top priority when working in any market is to understand the demand and deliver suitable, cost- effective solutions that make construction sites safer, while ensuring projects are delivered on time thanks to our innovative products and systems. In signing this exclusive agreement with Waco Africa, we are gaining a strong, reliable partner whose footprint covers more than 30 branches in nine sub- Saharan countries and whose experience extends to over 55 years. Doka looks forward to supporting Waco Africa through its engineering expertise and contributing towards the development of a region that includes several of the world’s fastest growing economies.”

“Form-Scaff will integrate Doka’s existing South African branches located in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban as well as the Mozambique and Nigeria operations into their branch network extending Form-Scaff’s African footprint to 19 local and 13 African branches, making Form-Scaff the largest and most significant formwork company on the continent,” says Els.

Form-Scaff: the new bridge in Ashton, Western Cape

Doka: the new Makoko bridge in Hazyview, Limpopo

Lack of leadership at country level impedes roll out of Africa’s energy

Johannesburg, Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Lack of leadership at country level impedes roll out of Africa’s energy

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Sean Cleary, Chairman of Strategic Concepts

The opening dialogue panel discussion at the Africa Energy Indaba in Sandton set a brisk pace as the panelists – each highly respected heavyweights in the energy arena – outlined their views on “Securing the energy future for Africa”.

The panel, comprising Dr Elham M.A. Ibrahim: Commissioner, African Union Commission; Paddy Padmanathan, President and CEO of ACWA Power; and Brian Dames CEO of African Rainbow Energy and Power (AREP) was skilfully led by moderator Sean Cleary, Chairman of Strategic Concepts.

“Although there is significant wave of success across Africa with the progressive roll-out of a broader energy mix, this is still not being done fast enough due primarily to lack of leadership at country level,” said Paddy Padmanathan.

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Commissioner Dr Ibrahim

Sharing her views on securing Africa’s energy, Commissioner Ibrahim outlined the African Union Commission’s four point strategy to provide secure, affordable, reliable and clean energy for the continent in it’s 2012-2040 programme.

“In our strategy we have considered the energy mix using renewable, clean and fossil fuel resources,” said Ibrahim. “Concentration on regional requirements is a key factor, as is international cooperation and the harmonising of regulation and policies across countries.”

Brian Dames noted that Africa has the fastest growing energy market globally, and stressed that no government on its own can afford to foot the bill for energy infrastructure – and that participation by the private sector is essential.

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“Securing the energy future for Africa” discussion panel at Africa Energy Indaba: Dr Elham M.A. Ibrahim: Commissioner, African Union Commission; Paddy Padmanathan, President and CEO of ACWA Power; and Brian Dames CEO of African Rainbow Energy and Power (AREP)

“We need to build Africa’s energy systems in regions and make regulatory frameworks regionally,” said Dames. “East Africa is a most profound lesson in this regard, where a high level of integration has been achieved.”

The event, which includes a comprehensive Energy Expo, was opened by Africa Energy Indaba Chair, Brian Statham, Chairman of the South African National Energy Association (SANEA)

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Africa Energy Indaba Chair, Brian Statham, Chairman of the South African National Energy Association

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the rest of today and tomorrow (Wednesday 22 February) Africa Energy Indaba will continue to address burning issues around Africa’s energy needs, through a series of panel discussions which include:

– Increasing regional trade and regional integration in the energy sector
– What is the future energy mix of Africa moderator
– Public acceptance, safety and regulation in nuclear power programmes
– How to attract the funds to finance Africa’s energy sector and the role of the private sector
– Cost reflective tariffs vs state subsidies or subsidized pricing and the role of energy regulators
– Prospects for growth in the African energy sector and are a PPPs vehicle for growth potential
– The role of power pools and interconnectors and the business opportunity attached to them
– Financing financing of nuclear power projects guarantees in nuclear build programmes
– Coordination of South African players in a nuclear build programme
– Localisation and skills development in a nuclear build programme
– What is the outlook for oil and gas in Africa (including insights from the Africa gas forum)
– Energy access and energy security in Africa
– Maximising the renewable energy opportunity in Africa
– Skills development / knowledge transfer within the energy sector
– How far and fast will distributed power generation grow?
– Sustainable assets in an integrated energy future: EOH/STEAG
– The role of development funds in overcoming the challenges in the African energy sector
– Technical innovation and future disruptives
– Sustainable assets in an integrated energy future: EOH/STEAG
– The role of development funds in overcoming the challenges in the African energy sector

 

More follows…