Sterling and Wilson solar division opens office in Lagos, Nigeria
Sterling and Wilson continues its aggressive expansion strategy throughout the Africa region. Its solar division has revealed its plan to setup four offices in Africa by end of 2016, beginning with Lagos Nigeria, before moving to Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania, followed by Kenya and Ghana. Sterling and Wilson, Solar division already has a substantial presence in Cape Town and Cairo. Sterling and Wilson will employ local talent for running its new operations in Lagos. The company has already announced plans to execute EPC works for 500 MW of solar PV plants across different parts of Africa in the next three years. “We believe Sterling and Wilson is well positioned for expansion as more investors are focusing aggressively on the African solar market. The industry is growing rapidly and we will continue to expand strategically to meet demand,” said Bikesh Ogra, President Solar EPC business for Sterling and Wilson. With solar power uptake on the African continent predicted to surge over the coming years – 100 GW of solar installations are forecasted by 2030 – the expansion is clearly intended to ride the growing wave of grid-connected solar energy market.