12 May 2016
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African Project Developer Awards 2016 Presented by Africa investor in Johannesburg

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Johannesburg, South Africa — Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment and communications group, today announced the winners of the second annual Africa investor (Ai) Infrastructure Project Developer Awards 2016.

These first-of-their-kind Awards are designed to reward and showcase excellence amongst Africa’s project developers to a growing pan-African and global infrastructure investment and development finance community. They highlight and recognise the achievements of the top ten infrastructure project developers, financiers, advisors and development partners per category operating in Africa.

The Ai Infrastructure Project Developer Awards took place as part of the second annual Ai CEO African Infrastructure Project Developers Summit, which convened its Ai Project Developers Network, the first of its kind dedicated to serving leading African project developers. The Network comprises over 200 industry leaders and showcases a range of investable early stage and co-development project opportunities. The Network also facilitates a dialogue and consultations on industry standards, best practice and recommendations to policy makers to improve the project development investment climate in Africa.

Award winners this year included Gigajoule Group, which was named Ai African Developer of the Year. The Ai International Developer of the Year went to GE Africa, while Transnet took home Ai Sponsor of the Year. WBHO was awarded Ai Construction Company Co-Developer of the Year.

Among the sectors, Azura Power and Matelec Group shared the Award for Ai African Energy Project Developer of the Year while Mainstream Renewable Power was named Ai African Renewable Energy Project Developer of the Year. Liquid Telecom won the Award for Ai African ICT Project Developer of the Year; Bolloré Africa Logistics was recognised for Ai African Logistics/Transport Project Developer of the Year, and NMS Infrastructure received the Award for Ai African Social Project Developer of the Year for the Dodowa District Hospital project.

Ai African Project Development Financier of the Year was awarded to the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC); Ai African Project Development Advisor of the Year was presented to PwC, and the ECOWAS Infrastructure Projects Preparation and Development Unit (PPDU) was recognised as the Ai Project Preparation Facility of the Year.

The Ai Project Development Fund of the Year was presented to IFC InfraVentures; the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector was named Ai Private Sector Co-Developer of the Year, and the Kenya Railway Corporation was awarded Ai Public Sector Co-Developer of the Year.

Commenting on the Awards winners, Hubert Danso, CEO and Vice Chairman of Africa investor, said; “In the second year of these unique Ai African Project Developer Awards, we are extremely pleased with the high level of patronage of our Ai Project Developers Network, which is, in large part, as a result of our pioneering efforts to bring attention to their important work. Their work went largely unnoticed for decades until last year when we focused on raising their profile through a dedicated Summit, a special African Top 100 Project Developer List and the first-oftheir-kind African Project Developer Awards. We congratulate all our winners and nominees and encourage other developers to take advantage of these Awards to receive the recognition they deserve.”

See below for the full 2016 Awards Winners list.

The Ai Infrastructure Project Developer Awards 2016 took place during the Ai CEO Infrastructure Project Developers Summit at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa, on the 9 th of May 2016. For more information on the outcomes of the event, contact Precious Nkandu on +27 11 783 2431 or pnkandu@africainvestor.com .

Ai Infrastructure Project Developer Awards Winners 2016

1. Ai African Developer of the Year

Gigajoule Group

2. Ai Sponsor of the Year

Transnet

3. Ai African Project Development Financier of the Year

Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)

4. Ai African Project Development Advisor of the Year

PwC

5. Ai African Energy Project Developer of the Year

Azura Power/Matelec Group

6. Ai African ICT Project Developer of the Year

Liquid Telecom

7. Ai African Logistics/Transport Project Developer of the Year

Bolloré Africa Logistics

8. Ai African Social Project Developer of the Year

NMS Infrastructure

9. Ai African Renewable Energy Project Developer of the Year

Mainstream Renewable Power

10. Ai Project Preparation Facility of the Year

ECOWAS Infrastructure Projects Preparation and Development Unit (PPDU)

11. Ai Project Development Fund of the Year

IFC InfraVentures

12. Ai Private Sector Co-Developer of the Year

Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector

13. Ai Public Sector Co-Developer of the Year

Kenya Railway Corporation

14. Ai Construction Company Co-Developer of the Year

WBHO

15. Ai International Developer of the Year

GE Africa

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