Daily Archives: April 30, 2018

Hanergy lance une campagne RSE afin d’apporter un éclairage solaire accessible en Afrique

« Humbrella », le film fin à énergie solaire de la société, contribuera à développer l’accès à une électricité propre et gratuite

BEIJING, 30 avril 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Hanergy, une entreprise multinationale pionnière dans le domaine des énergies renouvelables, a annoncé ce jour le lancement de son projet « Lighting Africa », dans le cadre duquel l’entreprise fera don à l’Afrique de son premier lot de parasols Humbrella à énergie solaire, non raccordés au réseau électrique, d’une valeur d’un million de RMB (160 000 $US), par l’intermédiaire du réseau d’ONG chinoises pour les échanges internationaux.

Founder of Hanergy Li Hejun takes a group picture with NGO representative and African Ambassadors

La cérémonie de lancement de la campagne RSE Humbrella 2018 de Hanergy a réuni des ambassadeurs de vingt-deux nations africaines ainsi que des représentants de huit ONG, dix entreprises multinationales et des intervenants issus de différents milieux.

Humbrella est la dernière-née dans la gamme croissante de solutions énergétiques mobiles de l’entreprise. En associant les panneaux solaires à film fin, dont le rendement de conversion est le plus élevé au monde, à un parasol, Humbrella offre quatre fonctions distinctes : alimentation électrique autonome, stockage d’électricité, éclairage nocturne et borne de charge. Le diamètre du parasol Humbrella est de 2,7 mètres et il ne pèse que 8,8 kilogrammes, grâce aux panneaux solaires à film fin étonnamment légers et souples de Hanergy.

Actuellement, en Afrique, la population ayant accès à une alimentation stable en énergie ne représente que 37 % et les coupures d’électricité fréquentes réduisent les temps d’étude des enfants, avec un impact sérieux sur leur scolarité. Le parasol Humbrella est une solution pratique à ce problème, car il convertit l’ensoleillement en énergie et peut emmagasiner l’équivalent de 40 000 mAh d’électricité, ce qui représente 10 heures de temps de lecture dans de bonnes conditions pour les enfants ou la charge de plus de 10 smartphones de 3000 mAh. En plus de ses fonctions d’éclairage, le parasol Humbrella est équipé de 4 ports USB prévus pour le branchement de lampes, de petits ventilateurs ou de répulsifs contre les insectes.

Lors d’un discours prononcé lors du lancement de l’événement, M. Li Hejun, PDG de Hanergy, a déclaré : « Nous sommes honorés de pouvoir contribuer, grâce à notre énergie mobile et nos films solaires fins, au bien-être public en Afrique. Nous espérons que les parasols Humbrella éclaireront les vies de nombreux Africains et ouvriront de nouvelles possibilités de développement dans le futur en Afrique. »

« Je voudrais saisir cette occasion pour inviter Hanergy Group à envisager la possibilité d’investir dans le secteur énergétique au Sénégal, en profitant des nombreux débouchés et perspectives que le gouvernement de mon pays offre aux investisseurs étrangers », a dit M. Mamadou Ndiaye, ambassadeur du Sénégal en Chine.

Même si dans l’imaginaire collectif l’environnement naturel de l’Afrique est propre et beau, le fait est que la pollution de l’air y est très importante, le plus souvent à cause d’une utilisation massive de groupes électrogènes fonctionnant au diesel. Ces groupes électrogènes émettent des gaz toxiques et dangereux et provoquent des maladies cardiaques et respiratoires ; ils sont également à l’origine de pluies acides, qui affectent la production alimentaire et la biodiversité. Le parasol Humbrella utilise la technologie de production d’énergie solaire à film fin pour convertir directement l’énergie solaire en électricité ; il est donc à même de remplacer les groupes électrogènes diesel en vue d’une énergie « zéro émission ».

L’événement de lancement du projet Humbrella à Beijing a également présenté l’initiative communautaire de Hanergy, la fondation « Lighting Africa Foundation ». Ouverte à des participants de tous les pays, la fondation donnera un dollar américain pour chaque achat d’un parasol Humbrella envoyé en Afrique ; cette somme sera investie dans des activités à long terme de réduction de la pauvreté et de bien-être public, contribuant ainsi doublement à l’intérêt public des communautés locales en Afrique.

« En tant que plus grande ONG chinoise, nous invitons encore plus d’entreprises comme Hanergy à contribuer au bien-être des populations en Afrique. Hanergy offre une excellente solution en matière d’énergie mobile en Afrique et constitue un bon exemple de responsabilité sociale organisationnelle. Nous espérons qu’un plus grand nombre d’organisations et d’entreprises rejoindront le projet pour participer à la création d’un monde meilleur », a déclaré Liu Kaiyang, secrétaire général adjoint du China NGO Network for International Exchanges (réseau d’ONG chinoises pour les échanges internationaux).

À propos de Hanergy

Hanergy, l’entreprise spécialisée en énergies renouvelables la plus importante au monde, propose une large gamme de solutions en matière d’énergie renouvelable, grâce à l’hydroélectricité, l’énergie éolienne et l’énergie solaire. Depuis 2009, Hanergy met l’accent sur la recherche et le développement en énergie solaire sur film fin et lance une gamme de produits qui comprend des tuiles solaires, une réserve de puissance solaire pliable en papier, un sac à dos solaire, un système photovoltaïque intégré au bâtiment, des routes solaires et bien d’autres encore. Avec un effectif mondial de plus de 16 000 employés et plus de 2500 brevets, Hanergy a pour objectif de fournir au monde des solutions énergétiques renouvelables, en vue d’une vie meilleure et d’un monde durable.

Contact avec la presse

Mark Lu
Adresse électronique : LUFENG@hanergy.com
Téléphone : +86(10) 83914567 ext 5259

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Kaztec Adds Shipbuilder, Naval Architect

LAGOS, NIGERIA / ACCESSWIRE / April 30, 2018 / Kaztec Engineering Ltd. (www.kaztec-eng.com), a 100 percent indigenous leader in the fabrication of drilling and production platforms and other specialized structures for the oil and gas industry, has engaged Peter John Burbage, Ceng, MRINA, MSCMS. An experienced shipbuilder and naval architect who specializes in FPSO design and project management, Burbage will lead Kaztec’s upcoming bids for international oil and gas projects within his area of expertise.

Burbage brings over 20 years of experience with marine business and offshore oil and gas majors, most recently working with the leading FPSO engineering company, Brevik Engineering. He has served in project management and technical expert roles in offshore oil and gas production, including a recent senior role on a frontier oil field for Premier Oil. Burbage earlier held senior positions with BP Angola, BG Group and Shell Bonga. He has worked as an oil and gas naval architect in the U.S., U.K., Africa, Norway and Brazil.

“We are pleased to welcome Mr. Burbage to Kaztec Engineering and look forward to his contributions making our future large-scale oil and gas engineering and construction projects a huge success,” said Sir Emeka Offor, executive chairman of Kaztec Engineering Ltd. “Kaztec continues to make steady progress and the addition of Mr. Burbage is more evidence that we are on the right track.”

Kaztec is a subsidiary of the Chrome Group; a conglomerate with subsidiaries operating in various sectors of the oil and gas industry, such as exploration and production, servicing, petroleum and petroleum products trading, logistics and inspection services.

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About Kaztec Engineering Limited

Headquartered in Abuja, Nigeria, Kaztec Engineering Limited is a leader in the fabrication of drilling and production platforms, as well as other specialized structures in the oil and gas industry. The company provides turnkey onshore and offshore fabrication and installation services. Its core capabilities include engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning of offshore and onshore oil and gas facilities for the oil and gas industry in West Africa. Kaztec’s parent company, the Chrome Group, is one of Nigeria’s leading indigenous conglomerates with interests in oil and gas exploration and production, oil and gas servicing, engineering, insurance, logistics and power industries. Learn more at www.kaztec-eng.com. Click here to watch video

Contact:

Alex Aghomi
+234 709 812 4159
alex.aghomi@thechromegroup.net

SOURCE: Kaztec Engineering Ltd.

Standard Chartered Bank publishes children’s book to celebrate the legacy of one of Liverpool Football Club’s most cherished former players and managers, ‘King’ Kenny Dalglish

SINGAPORE, April 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Principal Club Sponsor Standard Chartered Bank is launching King Kenny, a children’s book, to celebrate the life and legacy of Kenny Dalglish, the much-loved former Liverpool Football Club (LFC) player and manager. The Bank is also launching a short film to accompany the book.

Read King Kenny, a children’s book, to celebrate the life and legacy of Kenny Dalglish, the much-loved former Liverpool Football Club (LFC) player and manager. Launched by Standard Chartered Bank, a free copy of ‘King Kenny’ is downloadable online at www.sc.com/lfc125/kingkenny accompanied with a short film.

Kenny Dalglish is one of football’s all-time greats, and in recognition of his huge contribution to LFC, ‘King Kenny’ tells his legendary story, capturing valuable lessons from his inspiring journey in football and life. Kenny shows that being a true leader is all about paving the way for others.

Emma Sheller, Global Head of Brand and Marketing at Standard Chartered, said, “We couldn’t mark LFC’s 125th birthday without celebrating the Number 7. Kenny Dalglish is a man who has inspired LFC and its fans across generations. His passion, experience and influence has reached the hearts of many, and we created this children’s book and short film to celebrate this legacy.

“It is timeless. Full of tradition, virtue and lessons that we can learn from and develop within ourselves: It’s the type of legacy Standard Chartered wants to support our clients to leave behind for their own generations to come.”

Billy Hogan, Chief Commercial Officer and Managing Director at Liverpool Football Club, added, “Kenny is admired by LFC fans around the world for his unforgettable achievements with LFC as a prolific player, then manager, and his fantastic work with the local community.

“It’s incredibly fitting that Standard Chartered have chosen to feature Kenny as a key part in their ‘Power of Numbers’ campaign, bringing his unique story and legacy to life for young LFC fans worldwide.”

Conceptualised and created by global sports and entertainment agency Octagon, ‘King Kenny’ is written by children’s author Gavin McCormack. Gavin is also a school teacher and passionate LFC fan. Through this book, he hopes fans around the world will gain a new perspective on their favourite hero.

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‘King Kenny’ is available online as a free interactive e-book at www.sc.com/lfc125/kingkenny. Fans can also download a PDF copy of the book in seven languages – English, Traditional and Simplified Chinese, Bahasa Melayu, Bahasa Indonesia, Vietnamese and Korean. A small number of fans will be lucky enough to secure a limited edition hard copy by participating in promotions run by Standard Chartered and LFC throughout the year.

This book and accompanying short film form part of Standard Chartered’s season-long digital campaign that celebrates significant numbers in Liverpool FC’s history, during the Club’s 125th anniversary.

Useful links:

  • Read the free King Kenny interactive eBook: www.sc.com/lfc125/kingkenny
  • Download the free King Kenny eBook: www.sc.com/lfc125
  • Watch the King Kenny short film: https://youtu.be/QJ3yFLKC1gI
  • Visit Standard Chartered Celebrates the Power of Numbers Campaign website to view all films in the series, including #8 The Captains, featuring Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson and Jürgen Klopp discussing Leadership; and #64 Hear the Kop Roar, a 3D audio experience where you’ll hear thousands of passionate Liverpool FC fans singing their anthem from 1964, ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’: www.sc.com/lfc125

For further information, please contact:

Liverpool Football Club
PR-Department@liverpoolfc.com
+44 (0)151 432 5686

Standard Chartered
Simon Kutner
Executive Director, Group Media Relations
Simon.Kutner@sc.com
+44 7876 002 013

Notes to Editors:

Standard Chartered

We are a leading international banking group, with more than 80,000 employees and a 150-year history in some of the world’s most dynamic markets. We bank the people and companies driving investment, trade and the creation of wealth across Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, Here for good.

Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges as well as the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges in India.

Explore our insights and comment on our blog, BeyondBorders. Follow Standard Chartered on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook.

Liverpool Football Club

Founded in 1892, Liverpool FC is one of the world’s most historic and famous football clubs having won 18 League Titles, seven FA Cups, eight League Cups, five European Cups, three UEFA Cups, three European Super Cups and 15 Charity Shields.

As a socially responsible Club, Liverpool FC is proud of its heritage and plays a proactive role in its communities through its official charity, Liverpool FC Foundation. By delivering a range of award-winning programmes, the Foundation motivates and inspires children and adults, both at home and overseas, using football and the power of the Liverpool FC badge. Its contribution has been recognised by the award of a Community Mark from Business In The Community.

Liverpool FC is a global brand and works with leading edge commercial partners around the world providing unparalleled commercial opportunities.

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Science and Technology Minister to unveil Mandela Mining Precinct

The Minister of Science and Technology, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, will launch the Mandela Mining Precinct, a Mining Phakisa initiative aimed at reviving South Africa’s flagging mining sector.

The Mandela Mining Precinct aims on supporting local innovations to provide solutions to the challenges faced by the mining industry in South Africa. Other issues to be addressed by this precinct include, the health and safety of mineworkers.

This institution, named after the world icon and former President Nelson Mandela, will help to position mining as a core driver of world-class technological and manufacturing capabilities and solutions for the development of the economy.

The event will also see the launch of the Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa (MEMSA), an equipment-focused organisation to position South Africa’s mining capital goods manufacturers as world-class competitive, innovative, dynamic and transformative. An exhibition will be held to showcase some of the equipment. In addition, SiMINE specializing in the future of mining will also demonstrate some of its technology which includes dones and robotics.

The Mining Precinct is a collaboration between the DST through its entity the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of the DST, Chamber of Mines and the Universities of Johannesburg, Pretoria and Witwatersrand.

Minister Kubayi-Ngubane will be joined by the Ministers of Mineral Resources, Gwede Mantashe, Trade and Industry, Rob Davies and Monitoring and Evaluation, and Nkosazana-Dlamini Zuma, in Johannesburg on Friday, 4 May 2018.

Source: Department of Science and Technology

GANDHI, MANDELA INSPIRATIONS FOR GENERATIONS TO COME: INDIAN MINISTER

JOHANNESBURG, Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela became legends in their lifetimes and will be inspiration for generations to come, Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu said at the inauguration of the first India-South Africa Business Summit.

Prabhu is leading a high level business delegation to Johannesburg to participate in the two-day summit from April 29-30.

“Both (Gandhi and Mandela) have been inspiring many people across the world. Can both these leaders’ ideologies not be made into a lifestyle which people actually live out? Many of the problems that we face in the world today — so much of the confrontation and tension — can be resolved if we follow the philosophy of these two great leaders,” Prabhu said at the summit yesterday.

He said it would be a real “great tribute” to the two leaders if “we follow their philosophies.”

Noting that the years 2018 and 2019 are the birth centenary and 150th anniversary of Mandela and Gandhi respectively, Prabhu said: “Mandela was born 49 years after Gandhi. He always used to say that he was inspired by Gandhi, but Gandhi was born as a struggler (against oppression) in South Africa.”

“Gandhi fought the freedom battle in India, but the inspiration for that he got in South Africa, so there was a lot of synergy between the two leaders,” the minister said.

Prabhu also commended the attendance of many ministers from neighbouring countries at the summit.

“We want to talk to them and discuss with them how to make the world a much better place through business. We can address so many social challenges by introducing business ideas into the lifestyles of people,” Prabhu said.

Yesterday, at the inaugural event, around 500 guests witnessed fusion dance performance by Tribhangi Dance Theatre; a performance by award-winning flautist Wouter Kellerman, and a fashion show featuring khadi apparels.

The summit, with the tag line ‘United by Legacy, Unified for Prosperity’, has been organised by the High Commission of India in Pretoria in partnership with the Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the South African Department of Trade and Industry, Invest India, the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency, the Confederation of Indian Industry, and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

Dr Rob Davies, South Africa’s Minister of Trade and Industry, said at the launch that India was an important partner of South Africa, with immense potential to enhance two-way trade and investment to the benefit of the two countries and their people.

India’s High Commissioner to South Africa and Lesotho, RuchiraKamboj, spoke of the unique bond between India and South Africa, pointing out that the summit would pave the way forward for a new growth story between the “two old friends”.

The first day of the summit commenced with a meeting of the “India-South Africa CEOs Forum” wherein key issues concerning trade, investment and promotion of business were identified and discussed by CEOs of both countries.

The forum was led by co-chairs Adi Godrej, from the Indian side and Vivian Reddy on the South African side.

The forum concluded that there was an urgent need to deepen and widen the trade basket between the two countries, diversifying it away from gold.

More than 1,000 delegates from India and South Africa were set to discuss this at a series of workshops on different sectors today.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK