Daily Archives: April 15, 2019

Rendeavour déploie sa stratégie solaire de 30 MW au Kenya

La première centrale solaire produit suffisamment d’électricité pour alimenter 8500 personnes par an.

NAIROBI, Kenya, 15 avril 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Rendeavour a installé sa première centrale électrique solaire au Kenya, dans le cadre d’une stratégie de 30 MW à Tatu City, le nouveau développement urbain de la société à Nairobi.

Rendeavour déploie sa stratégie solaire de 30 MW au Kenya

Cette installation est conforme à l’engagement à long terme de Rendeavour en faveur de la protection de l’environnement par l’exploitation des sources d’énergie renouvelables. La centrale électrique solaire, installée sur le toit du siège mondial de Dormans Coffee dans le parc industriel de Tatu, fournit 1 MW d’électricité. L’installation de l’ensemble de cette centrale, y compris 15 kilomètres de câbles, n’a demandé que six jours.

La stratégie de Tatu City est d’installer des panneaux solaires sur tous les toits du parc industriel, le plus grand en Afrique de l’Est, a déclaré Nick Langford, le directeur pays au Kenya de Rendeavour, propriétaire et promoteur de Tatu City.

« L’électricité solaire nous permet de contribuer à une énergie propre, qui est l’un des Objectifs de développement durable des Nations unies », a poursuivi M. Langford. « L’électricité produite à partir des panneaux solaires sera distribuée aux maisons et aux commerces de la ville. Nous sommes fiers de cette réalisation et heureux de savoir que les habitants bénéficieront d’une électricité durable à un coût très bas. »

Le parc industriel Tatu est destiné à des industries légères et non polluantes. Des sociétés leaders sur les plans international, régional et local positionnent leurs activités à Tatu City pour assurer leur croissance en Afrique de l’Est et au-delà. Parmi elles se trouvent Dormans Coffee, Kim-Fay, Unilever, Coopers K-Brands, Chandaria Industries, Freight Forwarder Kenya, Stecol et Tianlong. Épaulé par le Groupe CDC et la Société financière internationale, Africa Logistics Properties possède, sur le Parc industriel de Tatu, le plus grand entrepôt de niveau A au Kenya.

Les autres projets à Tatu City, une ville nouvelle de plus de 2000 hectares, sont des écoles de Nova Pioneer et Crawford International, ainsi que plus de 5000 maisons en construction.

À propos de Tatu City ( www.tatucity.com )

Tatu City est un projet à usage mixte de quelque 2024 hectares comprenant des maisons, des écoles, des bureaux, un quartier commercial, des cliniques médicales, des espaces verts, un complexe sportif et de détente et une zone industrielle qui pourront accueillir in fine plus de 150 000 résidents et quelques dizaines de milliers de visiteurs chaque jour.

Des écoles et des commerces sont déjà ouverts à Tatu City, et un ensemble de maisons sont en cours de construction pour satisfaire tous les revenus. Située dans le comté de Kiambu, Tatu City représente une nouvelle manière de vivre et de penser pour tous les Kenyans, créant un cadre de vie, de travail et de jeu unique libre des encombrements de la circulation et des trajets sur de longues distances.

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Belfrics Group launches a blockchain skill-drive initiative in association with DIT

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, April 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Belfrics Group, one of the largest international blockchain conglomerates of the world, in association with Dar Es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT), one of the leading technology and engineering institutes in Tanzania and the East African region, today announced a joint initiative to develop a pool of talented and skilled technology professionals for blockchain as a domain. Belfrics Academy SDN BHD, the research, international training and skill development vertical of Belfrics Group of Companies, would lead the efforts to address the knowledge-gap and the rapidly growing requirements Blockchain Talents in the industry.

Belfrics DIT signing ceremony

On this momentous association, Mr. Praveenkumar Vijayakumar, Founder and CEO — Belfrics Group of Companies said, “We all know that the Internet is filled with the so many online courses on Blockchain technology. But the sad reality is that, the quality of talent and knowledge that is out there, is not even close to what the industry needs. There is still a humungous knowledge-gap, and a huge void in terms of the quality and quantity of blockchain talent in the market. This is not only an Africa problem; this is a world problem! And we are happy to have associated with an esteemed institute like DIT which is synonymous with technology as an industry.”

DIT, being one of the leaders in the space of capacity building for the latest technologies in the industry, keenly believes blockchain to be the next big wave in the digital transformation of the world, and especially, Africa. Similarly, Belfrics Group of companies has been one of the leading conglomerates spearheading the blockchain movement across the globe. With its presence in Asia Africa Middle East and South America regions, Belfrics is one of the few global companies to have worked with government bodies, financial regulators, and conglomerates for a blockchain-ready infrastructure.

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We are pleased to see educational leaders like DIT come forward and being open to the need of the industry. I would say, that this is the right time, between being proactive or before being reactive to the industry demands. Employment and development is Key, and for that we must understand where the future is. DIT is doing just that. In fact, we’re pleasantly surprised to see the level of awareness and requests from other prestigious institutes from the East African Region for blockchain skill development. Since we are one of the major blockchain talent hirers ourselves, we are very much aware of the quality and quantity of the talent available currently. Such collaborations are required to address the current gap,”says E C Uday Senan, Global Strategist — Belfrics Academy.

Blockchain technology is among the emerging technologies that will soon revolutionize the internet and the ICT industry. Due to its inherent features, such as distributed system with no single point of failure, usage of cryptograph for data protection, and fast data transfer and sharing of digital assets, Blockchain has huge potential and a number of applications, particularly in developing countries. To leverage the potentials of this technology, it is critically important we create awareness of the technology as well as build the capacity of our students, staff and the general public. This is exact what DIT will do in collaboration with Belfrics. This will enable DIT to become the hub of blockchain technology, the hub where capacity building of our people as well as experimentation and eventually development of the blockchain systems for improving government service delivery will take place,” says Dr Joseph W. Matiko, the Director of ICT Centre at Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology.

“DIT is positioned to support the industrial economy by creating skilled workforce for the nation. Therefore, collaboration between DIT and Belfrics is important for capacity building of our students and staff and creating the digital skilled workforce in the country. We are really pleased to establish this collaboration because it is in line with our strategies of teaching factory concept and engagement of the industry in teaching and learning activities,” says Prof Preksedis M. Ndomba, Principal of the Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology.

“We are excited to partner with Dar es salaam Institute of Technology (DIT) on the launch of Blockchain Trainings for Corporates, DIT Students and Staff Members and the Tanzania Community at large. Blockchain Technology ensures digital skills are accessible to Tanzanians particularly youth and supports with securing meaningful opportunities where they can apply their talents, ideas and expertise to advance the Country’s economic, Industrialization and social development,” said Aziz Chonya, Director, Belfrics Tanzania.

The collaboration between DIT and Belfrics comes in at a very crucial stage, with Africa being closely eyed as the next talent-hub by the world. With blockchain strongly anticipated to be the driver for the next stream of technological innovations, African countries “stand to benefit from this shift more than other nations because most of Africa has a Greenfield in banking, finance, health and other legacy infrastructure. Africa has a unique opportunity to leapfrog in many areas and develop new infrastructure and use cases to power the future” according to an article on medium.

Belfrics Academy, the international research and skill-development vertical of Belfrics, is dedicated to customized blockchain training for Universities, Colleges and training institutes, and capacity building for Government bodies, Regulators and Private Organizations. Belfrics Academy also mentors and nurtures Blockchain talents by setting up Innovation-hubs within the University campuses to drive and mentor more blockchain talent and ideas.

Belfrics is one among the very few companies who have developed and built their own blockchain, ‘Belrium’, which is now live and deployed, and which is being seriously considered as the technology carrier by many government bodies and conglomerates for solutions from identity data harmonization, to supply chain infrastructure, to smart governance infrastructure to healthcare infrastructure, around the globe.

DIT and Belfrics Academy, through this collaboration, aim at nurturing as much talent as possible in the academic year of 2019, as the demand is rapidly increasing, thus resulting in employment of young Africans in this technology space.

For more information about Dar Es Salaam Institute of Technology, please visit https://www.dit.ac.tz and http://belfricsacademy.com for more information about Belfrics Academy.

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