South Africa – Exosun, the leading global supplier of advanced, cost-effective solar tracking solutions for ground-mounted photovoltaic (PV) plants has entered into a partnership with South Africa’s Lesedi Nuclear Services to provide localised solar tracking systems in South Africa.
Based in the Western Cape Province, Lesedi Nuclear Services is a leading South African company for the power industry, offering engineering, project management, recurrent maintenance services and technical resources.
Since establishing its presence on the African continent in 2015 through the registration of its Cape Town subsidiary, Exosun (Pty) Ltd has been very active in business development, understanding the capabilities of the local market and developing its manufacturing capacity in view of upcoming projects in the Sub Saharan region.
In 2016, Exosun secured its first MW project in Namibia.
From this first success in Namibia, Exosun (Pty) Ltd looks set to have a bright future in the region and this has lead their CEO to deploy a new strategy in light of Exosuns’ deep understanding of the importance of localisation and need of strong alliances with reputable players in the industry in South Africa.
In a recently released press statement, François Ménard, Exosun’s CEO, said, “After months of extensive research to develop the best strategy in order to benefit our prospects and clients, we have found Lesedi to be a strong reputable industry stakeholder. Our complementary approach will ensure the success of our customers.”
“Lesedi will deliver the support needed to our customers and will ensure plant design, tracker manufacturing and installation of our single axis tracker, offering to our customers the highest possible level of local content while also providing a very high level of BBBEE compliance. Lesedi will offer all the services covering the full lifecycle of a PV plant project, ensuring plant performance and customers’ success for the long-term,” he added.
Also speaking on the partnership, Lesedi’s CEO Mr Francis Carruthers emphasized that, “this is a strategic partnership that will be complementary to Lesedi’s expanding market offerings in the renewable sectors in Africa and we will ensure we achieve the highest degree of local content. Lesedi over the years has demonstrated that local content can be achieved across the entire value chain of projects it’s engaged in and this partnership with Exosun will achieve the same again.”
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