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Transmi ssi on Company Ltd.

Western Sahara Transmission will be another important


contributor to the successful implementation of President
Obamas Power Africa initiative.
Paul Hinks, CEO, Symbion Power
In response to the massive requirement for
increased power transmission and distri-
bution in Nigeria, two of the worlds leading
power engineering companies Symbion
Power, based in Washington, DC and Jyoti
Americas of Houston, Texas have joined forc-
es with Iroko Capital Partners, a Nigerian rm
based in Lagos, to create Western Sahara Transmis-
sion Company Limited, an indigenous Nigerian end-
to-end electricity transmission company.
These partners bring together their combined ex-
perience of doing business in Africa and other de-
veloping countries, together with their knowledge
of the entire power delivery value chain which will
include design, engineering, tower testing, tower
manufacturing and construction.
Western Sahara will build a new state of the art
transmission tower manufacturing facility in Nigeria
that will produce an estimated 50,000 tons of galva-
nized steel lattice transmission tow-
ers per year. Serving Nigerian in-
dustry and the broader Africa region,
this facility will drastically reduce the
current reliance on the importation of
transmission towers. This partnership
will help to facilitate the rapid expansion
of the transmission network and associ-
ated infrastructure across Nigeria.
Western Sahara Transmission aims to be-
come Nigerias leading full service Transmis-
sion and Distribution solutions company deliv-
ering critical power to the Nigerian people and
industry. Western Sahara Transmission will cre-
ate thousands of jobs for Nigerians who will be
trained to US and other international standards in
tower design, manufacturing, and construction at
a training school that will be established as part of
the facility. The Western Sahara Transmission part-
ners view this training model as a part of their deep
Jyoti is delighted to join Symbion Power and Iroko
Capital in this ground-breaking venture in Nigeria.
Western Sahara Transmission will facilitate the
electrifcation of millions of homes in the region.
Prakash Thakur, Vice Chairman, Jyoti Structures Limited
commitment to empowering local communities by bring-
ing together their knowledge and operational know-how
to succeed in a demanding industry. Through the training
center, the partners will work closely with local communities
to develop a labor force capable of executing Western Saha-
ra Transmissions projects. This training center will be a critical
element of our operations and will underscore Western Sahara
Transmissions commitment to capacity-building.
The investors in this project have extensive power operations
globally. Symbion and Jyoti have successfully constructed
more than 600 transmission lines in over 40 countries including
a vast array of Extra High Voltage (EHV) and High Voltage (HV)
lines and substations across the African continent, including 765
kV transmission lines in South Africa. Both companies are also
currently operating in Nigeria.
Jyoti is an industry leader in turnkey power transmission projects with
a focus on transmission lines up to 800 kV, substations up to 800 kV, as
well as a wide range of distribution projects. Jyoti undertakes projects
on a global scale, offering a complete range of services in design, testing,
manufacturing, sourcing, supply and construction with in-house expertise.
Jyoti has established manufacturing plants in India, the United Arab Emir-
ates, and the United States with a combined manufacturing capacity of
200,000 tons per annum of transmission line towers, as well as an in-house
tower testing facility in India with SCADA/HMI based systems for testing up
to 1,200 kV for both in-house and third party clients.
Iroko Capital Partners is excited to partner with Symbion
and Jyoti to make this investment in Western Sahara
Transmission Company a cornerstone investment of the
Iroko Capital Power Africa and Infrastructure Fund.
Ken Ofulue, Managing Partner, Iroko Capital Partners
Transmi ssi on Company Ltd.
Symbion Power, one of the leading private sector partners of the U.S. Governments Power Africa initiative,
is one of the most prolic American power sector rms in the generation, transmission and distribution
industry with an established presence in Africa. Symbion specializes in the engineering, procurement,
and construction of electric power systems, including power stations, Extra High Voltage transmission
lines, distribution lines, substations and switchyards. Symbion is also an Independent Power Producer
with plans for expansion across Africa. In 2013 Symbion completed over 2,000 kilometers of line con-
struction and 26 transmission and distribution substations in Tanzania, East Africa. Symbion is one of
the most successful war-time contractors in Iraq, where the company completed nine electrication
projects, including the construction of a 300km transmission line across Al Anbar province, Iraqs
most dangerous area at the height of the insurgency.
Iroko Capital Partners is a leading Lagos based alternative asset manager and nancial ad-
visory rm with key strategic relationships in Nigeria, Ghana, and other African countries.
Iroko Capital and its principals have decades of experience advising on and investing in
electric power companies and projects across the globe. Irokos commitment to power
delivery in Africa is underscored by the establishment of the Iroko Capital Power Africa
and Infrastructure Fund. A fund that is dedicated to raising and managing long-term
capital dedicated to the power sector.
15B Ruxton Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria +234 806 967 1250