Johannesburg, South Africa — The African Energy Chamber, AEC, has announced that Marco Villa, COO of engineering and technology service provider Technip Energies will speak at the next leg of the Invest in African Energy roadshow, taking place at the Westin Paris Vendome in France on June 1.
Representing one of the biggest oilfield service providers globally with a significant presence across the African market, Villa will drive the discussion on amplifying E&P activities in African markets while connecting with high-level executives from across both the public and private sectors.
For his part, Villa has been instrumental in positioning Technip Energies at the forefront of Africa’s energy sector transformation, leveraging his over 20 years’ experience to expand the company’s footprint as well as its contribution towards African oil, gas and green hydrogen projects.
Villa’s extensive experience in hydrocarbons development and project financing continues to be key for Technip Energies’ growth agenda and will also be valuable at the Invest in African Energy Forum in Paris where discussions will largely center on Europe-Africa partnerships and the role French companies play in developing and monetizing African resources.
Having emerged as a pioneer in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Floating LNG (FLNG) solutions as well as hydrogen and ethylene, Technip Energies continues to play a central role in developing large-scale energy projects worldwide. The company has been involved in 450 projects and has a presence in 34 countries.
In Africa, Technip Energies has had a presence for over 60 years, successfully completing over 100 projects. Providing an alternative to onshore processing facilities, Technip’s FLNG solutions have paved the way for sizeable projects to get off the ground faster than traditional development timelines, and the company’s success has been noted across the entire continent.
Specifically, the company has been involved in several large-scale developments including the Coral South FLNG project in Mozambique (led by Eni) – which witnessed its first export of LNG to Europe in late 2022 -; the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim development offshore Senegal/Mauritania (led by bp)– which expects first production this year -; and more recently, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Namibia’s national oil company, NAMCOR, for the collaboration on the development of energy projects in the country. Namibia celebrated two major discoveries in early 2022, setting the stage of a number of impactful project developments.
However, Technip’s role in Africa’s energy sector transcends project developments, with the company actively involved in boosting local content and human capital development. With a focus on capacity building initiatives, the company is committed to the continent’s energy future, and at the Invest in African Energy Forum in Paris, Villa will drive the discussion on the importance of establishing a sustainable energy landscape.
“Technip Energies has and continues to play a significant role in driving successful oil and gas project developments in Africa, with the company involved in a series of large-scale developments across the continent. With a focus on LNG and hydrogen, Technip Energies has quickly emerged as the partner of choice for both existing and emerging oil and gas producing countries, helping the continent develop its immense natural gas resources through innovative LNG solutions,” stated NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman of the AEC, adding that, “We are excited to host Marco Villa in Paris. During the forum, Villa will not only drive market-oriented discussions around Africa’s LNG future but will directly connect with African energy and petroleum ministers as well as high-level private sector executives.”
During the Invest in African Energy Paris Forum, Villa will not only provide insight into the strong pipeline of successful projects currently underway by the company but will engage with African policymakers and energy leaders towards signing new deals and partnership agreements.
The Invest in African Energy Paris Forum offers the perfect opportunity for Technip Energies to consolidate its position as the partner of choice for African oil and gas producers.
Taking place on June 1 2023, the Invest in African Energy Paris Event is open to all guests and RSVP is essential.