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Tuesday, 17 November 2015
17:00 - 18:30 Supply Chain: Glocalization
Supply chain  
Onshore      Offshore    

Room: Belleville

After an update on the global supply chain the session will take a deeper look into emerging EMEA regions and the tension between global and local approaches.

Learning objectives

  • Delegates will know about current supply chain trends and estimated future developments.
  • Delegates will be able to identify challenges relevant for MEA regions.
  • Delegates will be able to explain constraints based on global vs. local approaches.
  • Delegates will be able to understand the risks of localization based on French market experiences.
Lead Session Chair:
Thorsten Landau, GE, Germany

Kirsten Tracht, Bremen Institute for Mechanical Engineering, Germany
Joffrey Dupuy MAKE consulting, Denmark
Joffrey Dupuy (1) F
(1) MAKE consulting, Aarhus C, Denmark

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Presenter's biography

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Joffrey has been working for MAKE for almost 2 years. He focuses on market developments, future scenarios, supply chain dynamics as well as competitive strategies across the wind power value chain in primarily the Middle East and Africa region. Joffrey closely monitors industry participants, markets, policy developments and technology trends. Prior to joining MAKE, Joffrey worked as a Power Market Analyst and Trader with EDF, France. He has also worked with renewable energy companies such as SKG Sangha in India, Vinci Energies in France and private equity fund, Eoxis – Platina Partners in the UK.


Supply Chain in Middle East and Africa


The Middle East and Africa region has grown significantly in the last 2 years and is expected to continue its momentum in the future. MAKE expects the region to add more than 25GW over the next 10 years. This growth across markets has pushed governments to raise the question of local content.


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Main body of abstract

As of today, the local content in the MEA region is very limited due to reasons such as unstable markets, irregular volume, and low export opportunities. The general overcapacity in the world combined with irregular volume, have prevented turbine OEMs or pure-play sub-components manufacturers to build factories in the region due to high risks. However, countries want to take advantage of the developing wind industry in their market by imposing minimum local content requirement (LCR), motivating turbine OEMs and developers to use local labor to either engineer, build or manufacture turbines or sub-components. South Africa is one of the countries that has seen its LCR increase in its tender process round after round due to a significant push from the government to create jobs and develop the domestic industry. Today, with the exception of Iran, only towers facilities are located in the Middle East and Africa, notably because the tower represents a high cost of total turbine CAPEX, has high logistics cost and with steel manufacturing capabilities often present locally. Siemens’ announcement about possibly setting up a blade manufacturing facility in Egypt, as well as Gamesa’s agreement to set up a facility in Morocco (subject to being awarded the 850MW capacity under the current tender process in the country), has not only brought confidence back in these markets but also highlights the importance of local content in the MEA region.


This presentation will highlight the supply chain environment in the MEA region covering countries such as Egypt, Iran, Morocco and South Africa and also focus on the potential of the region as an export hub. The presentation will analyze the impact and/or benefit of a strong LCR on the outcome of local manufacturing sector and analyze LCR’s and wind power growth driver or inhibitor.

Learning objectives
Strong understanding of the Supply chain in Middle East and Africa as well as the the impact and/or benefit of a strong LCR on the outcome of local manufacturing sector and analyze LCR’s and wind power growth driver or inhibitor.