African Infrastructure Project Developer Awards Shortlist Announced by Africa investor (Ai)

5 May 2015
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Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment and communications group, today announced the release of the shortlist for its prestigious, first-ever Africa investor (Ai) Infrastructure Project Developer Awards 2015. These first-of-their-kind Awards are designed to reward and showcase excellence amongst Africa’s project developers to a pan-African and global infrastructure investment and development finance audience. The Ai Infrastructure Project Developer Awards will highlight and recognise the achievements of the top ten infrastructure project developers, financiers, advisors, regulators and development partners per category operating in Africa. The ceremony will take place on the 2nd of June at the Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa, during the Ai CEO Infrastructure Project Developers Summit. See below for the full 2015 Awards shortlist.

Commenting on the release of the shortlist, Hubert Danso, CEO and Vice Chairman of Africa investor, said; “We are very excited about this new set of Africa investor (Ai) Awards for infrastructure project developers operating in Africa. This growing community of private sector project developers is a true lynchpin in the infrastructure development community in Africa and, with these Awards, we will showcase and bring global recognition to Africa’s project developer success stories.” The Ai Infrastructure Project Developer Awards will take place during the annual Ai CEO Infrastructure Project Developers Summit on the 2nd of June at the Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa.

On the 3rd of June (the following day), Africa investor will also host its prestigious 8th annual Ai CEO Infrastructure Investment Summit and Awards, also at the Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa.

For more information on the Ai CEO Infrastructure Project Developers Summit & Awards and the Ai CEO Infrastructure Investment Summit & Awards, or to register, contact Precious Nkandu on or +27 11 782 2341.

Infrastructure Investment Awards Shortlist 2015 

CATEGORY ONE: Ai African Developer of the Year
1. EleQtra/InfraCo
2. Sithe Global
3. Qalaa Holdings
4. BAM International
5. Bolloré Africa Logistics
6. Matelec Group
7. China Harbor Engineering Company
8. Mota-Engil
9. Bunengi Group
10. Investec

CATEGORY TWO: Ai African Sponsor of the Year
1. Centre for Promotion of Investments, Mozambique
2. Public Private Partnership Commission, Malawi
3. Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, PPP Unit, Mauritius
4. South African National Treasury PPP Unit, South Africa
5. National Council for Construction (NCC), Zambia
6. Privatization Commission, Kenya
7. Ministry of Transportation, PPP Unit, Ghana
8. Public Enterprises Evaluation & Privatisation Agency (PEEPA), Botswana
9. Privatization Unit, Ministry of Finance & Economic Development, Uganda
10. Ministere de l'Economie et de la Planification, PPP, Rwanda

CATEGORY THREE: Ai African Project Development Financier of the Year
1. Standard Bank
2. African Development Bank
4. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
5. Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority
6. Rand Merchant Bank
7. Access Infrastructure Africa
8. African Export Import Bank
9. CDC Group
10. Actis

CATEGORY FOUR: Ai African Project Development Advisor of the Year
1. Fieldstone
2. Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
4. Deloitte
5. PwC
6. Bigen Africa
7. GreenMax Capital Advisors
8. Taylor-DeJongh
9. E&Y
10. Harith

CATEGORY FIVE: Ai African Energy Project Developer of the Year
1. Cenpower/InfraCo
2. Wentworth Resources
3. Seven Energy
4. Symbion Power
5. Swedish International Development Cooperation (SIDA)/Bio-Innovate
6. Azura Power
7. ACWA Power
8. Aldwych International
9. Ghana National Gas Company
10. NAMCOR/Tullow Kudu Limited/CIECO E&P

CATEGORY SIX: Ai African ICT Project Developer of the Year
1. Southern African Development Community (SADC)
2. IBM
3. Huawei/Bombardier
4. MTN Group
5. MainOne Cable
6. Baywest/Vodacom
7. SES
8. Helios Towers Africa
9. IHS Towers
10. Neotel

CATEGORY SEVEN: Ai African Logistics/Transport Project Developer of the Year
1. Agility Logistics
2. Kenya Airports Authority
3. Bouygues
4. China Railway Construction
5. PRASA/Alstom
6. DHL
7. Grindrod
8. Qalaa Holdings/RVR
9. Uganda National Roads Authority
10. Ethiopian Airports Enterprise

CATEGORY EIGHT: Ai African Social Project Developer of the Year
1. Valley Bouregreg Development Agency
2. GE/Shell
3. Abengoa
4. International Finance Corporation (IFC)
5. Actis
6. Rand Water
7. Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies
8. African Development Bank
9. Philips
10. Julius Berger

CATEGORY NINE: Ai African Renewable Energy Project Developer of the Year
1. Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP)
2. Iberdrola Engineering/Gamesa
3. CDC Group
4. Globeleq
5. Reykjavik Geothermal
6. Transcentury
7. ACWA Power
8. Berkeley Energy
9. Mainstream Renewable Power/Siemens
10. Shanduka Group

CATEGORY TEN: Ai Project Preparation Facility of the Year
1. COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Project Preparation and Implementation Unit (PPIU)
2. DBSA-EIB Project Development and Support Facility (PDSF)
3. ECOWAS Infrastructure Projects Preparation and Development Unit (PPDU)
4. NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (IPPF)
5. SADC Project Preparation Development Fund (PPDF)
6. USAID Africa Infrastructure Program
7. IFC InfraVentures
8. African Water Facility
9. NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparations Feasibility Studies (PPFS)
10. ICA African Project Preparation Facilities Network (PPFN)

CATEGORY ELEVEN: Ai Project Development Fund of the Year
1. African Development Bank
2. Harith
3. Pembani Remgro Infrastructure Managers
4. Africa Finance Corporation
5. Meridiam
6. African Infrastructure Managers (AIIM)
7. IFC InfraVentures
8. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
9. The People's Bank of China/African Development Bank
10. GuarantCo

CATEGORY TWELVE: Ai Private Sector Co-Developer of the Year
1. GE Africa
2. Siemens
3. Africa Finance Corporation
5. Investec
6. Qalaa Holdings
7. Dubai Ports World
8. Pembani Remgro
9. Industrial Promotion Services (IPS)
10. WBHO

CATEGORY THIRTEEN: Ai Public Sector Co-Developer of the Year
1. African Development Bank (AfDB)
2. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
3. Department for International Development (DFID)
4. Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
5. Swedish International Development Corporation (SIDA)
6. China Africa Development Fund
8. Development Bank of Southern Africa
9. Africa50
10. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ)

CATEGORY FOURTEEN: Ai Construction Company Co-Developer of the Year
1. Louis Berger
2. Group Five
3. Murray & Roberts
4. Salini Costruttori
5. Julius Berger
6. Bechtel
7. Orascom Construction
8. Bouygues
10. Mota-Engil

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