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16 June 2023

Second Meeting of the ACP Energies Mining Group, June 8, 2023

Thank you to the 16 participants (Ecole des Mines, Société Industrie Minérale, energy and mining companies and consultants) See attached the complete report with the presentation of the participants and opportunities to follow: -Gabon E3MG Ecole des Mines et de la Metallurgie de Moanda Eramet/Comilog.-Mission of Pro Educ Consultants in 2021) With the former project manager and director of the School, who became a Mining consultant in Moanda   -Senegal by Issa Ndoye Higher School of Mines, Geology and Environment of the UAM in Diamniadio Mining Hub in preparation, (transport infrastructure, storage, transformation, geographical concentration) Precious Metals (largely Artisanal gold mines), Base Metals (Iron, Copper, Chromium, Nickel), Industrial Minerals (ICS phosphates, phosphate Cayor engineering project underway by TechnipEnergies), Heavy Minerals: Grande Côte Opérations (GCO) mineral sands mine  Eramet Building Materials, Sococim cement works.   -Algeria by Tayeb Manaa (see video Ali Kifaifi Mining Expert ) National School of Mines and Metallurgy Amar Laskri – Annaba Annaba Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, License Master Doctorate. Huge reserves (see Ali Kifaifi video, referenced above) -A large mining-steel industry complex: mines in the South-East of the country with a training center (Institut des Mines) in Tebassa. Steel industry in Annaba […]
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10 May 2023


  Participation of ACP Energies in the Rufisque Senegal Forum (2nd edition at CICAD) on the occasion of a partnership with the “Ile de France” region from April 25 to 28, 2023 Topics: “Investment Opportunities & Strategies and Jobs & Training in the energy sectors” with the aim of identifying and sharing industrial, energy, ecological potential… and to assess employment opportunities for young people, in particular concerning jobs under pressure and new jobs   Conferences of 3 members :   Issa-Diop Ndoye Project Manager Sahel, Metiers petrole & gaz Patrick Portolano Manager of EOSYS, Rufisque_Transition-Energetique Jean Louis Gaillard, ACPE  Vice Président, Pilote Rufisque Emploi Jeunes   Expected insights :   -Identification and sharing of the potentialities of the department on the industrial, energy, heritage, ecological level -Assessment of investment opportunities in priority sectors, -Discussion on job opportunities for young people, in particular concerning new jobs in the energy sector -Validation of a new initiative (see above the conference “Rufisque Pilot Project for Youth Employment”)  
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11 February 2023

Forum – Friday 27th of January 2023

  ACP Energies for its 30th anniversary!   Forum – Friday 27th of January 2023   The forum was very interesting with the intervention of the guests (Total Energie on Local Content and the energy transition), members of our Decarbonation Group, partner members (Training, Digital for Local Content) of our Mining Group and other members ( Case study Local Content Ghana)  
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9 January 2023


  ACP Energies attendance to the 1st edition of the GOPC conference (Ghana Oil & Power Conference)              for a panel discussion in digital format on November 30, 2022 on the topic : “DECARBONIZATION: LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY FOR THE ENERGY TRANSITION” with the aim of identifying areas of collaboration and synergies in knowledge sharing, capacity building and best practices between European and Ghanaian companies.   Link to Ghana’s videos :   Main objectives: Initiate dialogue on the 2021 and 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conferences (COP 26 & 27) and take-aways for the African continent Lessons on energy decarbonisation and decarbonisation strategies and technologies and how they can be implemented on the continent Identify key decarbonization technologies that can assist companies in the oil and gas and energy sectors reduce their carbon footprint Investment in low-carbon infrastructure? and new technologies in nuclear, hydro, geothermal, solar, solar PV, wind and tide. Develop B2B and B2G partnerships based on local content requirements   Areas of discussion: Rationale and need for sub-Saharan Africa to decarbonize and maintain sustainable energy sources (reducing carbon footprint and meeting emissions targets) COP 26: African states transitioning away from fossil fuels and promote the development of less carbon-intensive economies […]
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11 December 2022

Digital event: Algeria Mission 2021/2022

Update of December 11, 2022: The sanitary situation is prompting us to review our roadmap as we had forecasted at the end of 2020, relating the March NAPEC postponed to September and then November 2021. The digital event on the day of September 29, 2021 (replacing the NAPEC also postponed), was a technical conference and 5 workshops,  setup by French and Algerian consultants and companies (including Total). Update of October 8, 2021: The health situation oblige us to review our roadmap, as discussed at the end of 2020 with a view to the March NAPEC postponed to September then to November 2021. -The first step was the organisation of the digital event on the September 29th, (in the place of the postponed NAPEC). This step on zoom webinar was based on a technical conference and workshops (on the 5 main topics below) will allow a first exchange/discussion between players in the sector, thus providing an alternative to companies unable / unwilling to travel to Algeria to that time. The link to the replay :évènement_digital_mission_collective_algérie -The second face-to-face step, if possible at Hassi Messaoud NAPEC in 2022, would see the launch of Franco-Algerian project groups addressing the 5 key topics (mentioned […]
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3 June 2021

Local content (Benchmarking)

Latest news : Replay webinar :  Local Content Algérie Sénégal Support : Algerie Local Content_29_septembre_2021 Contribution from the Oil and Gas Group of professionals from the Senegalese diaspora (GPSOG): For a better Local Content in the Oil and Gas sector in Senegal. Local Content in Senegal from oil & gas Diaspora GPS OG May 2021   Introduction : For several years, the ACP has positioned itself with national companies as a facilitator for the development of Local Content, especially in countries with a long history in mining, which are facing today major opportunities to develop Oil & Gas resources, counting on their limited mining industry resources, for the next generation of oil opportunies (employment-industry). Some presentations during working workshops with representatives of the French oil industry (Saudi Arabi, Algeria, Senegal et Mauritania) Vision of the situation and challenges of Local Content in Mauritania 1/ Human Resources  : challenge and opportunity The development of the energy sector in Mauritania is mainly driven by the sharp increase of the electricity demand, by the increase in the share of renewable energies and by the development of the oil &gas sector starting with the Greater Tortue project (GTA Project shared with Senegal) currently in […]
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30 May 2021


30th May 2021 PROEDUC CONSULTANTS   and ACP Members      Remy GEOFFRAY* – Bernard GROS*   As part of the training initiatives, PROEDUC CONSULTANTS has obtained two contracts that were carried out respectively in November 2016 and in the second phase in June 2018, July 2019 and January 2021 on behalf of “L’ECOLE DES MINES ET DE LA METALLURGIE DE MOANDA (E3MG) resulting from a close collaboration between COMILOG and the Government of Gabon. (COMILOG, La Compagnie Minière de l’Ogooué , is an ERAMET group)   COMILOG operates one of the world’s largest manganese deposits and has just commissioned a new manganese metal manufacturing unit with a potential production of 30 t/day of metal.   COMILOG needs engineers to constantly improve and maintain its production organisation in a country with complicated and erratic logistics. COMILOG has therefore decided to recruit and train the best students in the area to meet its objectives. All training courses in Process Engineering are provided in French, by the École Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieur de l’Industrie Chimique de Nancy. The Laboratoire / Atelier GENIE DES PROCEDES is equipped with French material by a company based in Lyon, managed by a former student of ENSIC. This company has […]
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20 May 2021

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