Consultant, Ethiopia based, to establish options for local production of wind turbine components and assembly supporting domestic market development
Objectively reviewed possible domestic providers (technical, operations, logistics) of welded and cast parts
Concluded that domestic sourcing was not realistic to achieve cost and quality and that the required investment was beyond scope of the promoters
As Interim Manager, I undertook a review of achievable options for wind turbine assembly in Ethiopia.
I made an in-country review of potential suppliers and industrial partners for elements that are typically sourced domestically.
I developed an options plan with costs, timescales and risks and then developed detailed plans for the few areas where localisation was a reality. The general recommendation was that there was insufficient industrial infrastructure to support any real localisation.