Contact us

Our presence in Africa

Tractebel has been present in Africa since the beginning of the 1950s, backed by extensive international expertise from Coyne et Bellier (France) and Lahmeyer International and GKW Consult (Germany). Our specialists have planned, designed and managed the studies and construction of the most complex hydropower projects across the continent, as well as large scale irrigation schemes, water supply, sanitation and special hydraulic structures. Important African wind and solar farms, thermal power plants, gas infrastructures and electrical systems have also been implemented with the support of Tractebel and its affiliates. At the helm of the energy transition, we are able to examine all the interactions between the energy system’s components and stakeholders across the entire value chain.

Recent projects in Africa include the colossal 6,000 MW Grand Renaissance HPP (Ethiopia), the 2,067 MW Laúca HPP (Angola), the 240 MW Kaléta HPP (Guinea), the 500 MW Noor CSP (Morocco), the rehabilitation of the 2,000 MW Kariba HPP (Zambia) and of the 760 MW Kainji HPP (Nigeria), the 158 MW Taiba D’Diaye Wind Farm (Senegal), the ±500 kV DC transmission line that extends over 1,000 km (Kenya-Ethiopia), the water and sanitation upgrading programme for the towns of Kigoma, Lindi and Sumbawanga (Tanzania) and the Casablanca City Tower (Morocco).

 

Key facts of this location
  • Present in Africa for almost 70 years
  • 5 regional branches and offices: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Morocco, Tunisia and Tanzania
  • 200 experts working across the continent
  • Over 600 projects developed
Tractebel_Samy_Benoudiz_Antoine_Meyssonnier_4792

Samy Benoudiz
CEO France, Africa & China

Offices in Africa

alger_algeria

Algeria (Coyne et Bellier El Djazair)

41 Cooperative el Marhaba, Kouba, Algeria Route to this office
+ 213 23 53 47 49
0032_Tunis_from_Africa_Hotel_ontt_gallery_big_article

Tunisia (GKW Consult)

A51, Résidence El Khalij 2092 Menzah 8 Ariana - Tunis, Tunisia Route to this office
+216 70 866 284
dsm

Tanzania (Lahmeyer Consulting Engineers (T) Limited.)

Mikocheni, Off Mwai Kibaki Road ABC Kwanza Nursery Street, Plot No. 294 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Route to this office
+255 784 351869
1200px_Place_des_cineastes_Ouaga

Burkina Faso (GKW Consult)

01 B.P. 3700 Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Route to this office
+226 50 374740 / +226 71 551338
rabat_69776_5661724

Morocco (GKW Maroc)

14, Rue Quiraouène Apt N° 9, 3ème étage Hassan - 1000 Rabat, Royaume du Maroc Route to this office
+212 537 264780
bb6326c9c8b17fecd9f4f4f42832698c

South Africa (Tractebel)

Block E Lincolnwood Office Park Woodlands Drive (Woodmead), 2128 Rivonia, South Africa Route to this office
+ 27 11 656 6508

The history of our presence in Africa

The history of Tractebel in Africa is connected to the history of three leading international engineering companies: Coyne et Bellier, Lahmeyer International and GKW Consult.

Coyne et Bellier is a French engineering consultancy company founded in 1947 and acquired by Tractebel in 1986. The company become active in Africa in 1949, for the studies of the Meffrouch dam in Algeria. In the 50s, Coyne et Bellier began to work in RDC (Koni dam), Morocco (Aït Ouarda, Bin El Ouidane), Guinea (Grandes Chutes), Zimbabwe and other countries. Since then, the company has been involved in projects across the continent by forging links and fully understanding clients and partners to carry out tailor-made and sustainable projects.

Every project gives us the opportunity to promote innovative techniques (e.g. the Kariba dam in Zimbabwe/Zambia, completed in 1959 and the first large arch in a wide valley – H=128). One of the key focuses of the company is to propose structuring and global schemes for the development of rivers (Konkouré River in Guinea with Grandes-Chutes (1953), Garafiri (1999), Kaléta (2016) and Souapiti today or Blue Nile River in Ethiopia with Gibe III – the highest dam in Africa – Grand Renaissance and Koysha). Our involvement in Africa is also linked to tunnels (Algeria), railways and outstanding structures. 

Lahmeyer International is a German engineering consultancy company founded in 1890 and acquired by Tractebel in 2014. Africa has been a focus for Lahmeyer for more than 45 years. The company is currently involved in the largest ongoing infrastructure projects on the continent. Lahmeyer’s successful solutions to complex technical tasks are based on decades of experience in extensive infrastructure projects in Africa and around the world. Our first projects in Africa were transmission and distribution, hydropower and infrastructure projects completed in the 1960s.

GKW Consult is among the top international independent consultants for environmental engineering, with particular activity in the fields of water supply, wastewater treatment and disposal, solid waste management, regional development and management advice. The company has been active in the water sector in Africa for more than 50 years; 60% of its global turnover comes from the continent.

References in this country

energy_thermal_tageta_tansania
Tanzania

Tageta Gas Engine PP

Tageta Gas Engine PP
energy_thermal_palmarejo_diesel_cabe_verde
Cape Verde

Palmarejo Diesel PP Extension

Palmarejo Diesel PP Extension
energy_transmission_mozambique_malawi_2
Mozambique / Malawi

Mozambique - Malawi Transmission System

Mozambique - Malawi Transmission System
energy_transmission_kenya_wiki
Kenya

Power Generation and Transmission Master Plan

Power Generation and Transmission Master Plan
energy_solar_hassi_rmel_algeria
Algeria

Hassi R’mel Hybrid Solar

Hassi R’mel Hybrid Solar
10_Substations_in_Ghana_2
Ghana

Ghana Substations

Ghana Substations
energy_transition_regulatory_framework_res_morocco_flickr_2
Morocco, Rabat

Regulatory Framework for Morocco’s RES

Regulatory Framework for Morocco’s RES
energy_transition_energy_consulting_niger_flickr
Niger

Niger Master Plan

Niger Master Plan
More references for Africa