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Ardova Plc, a leading indigenous energy company, and global lubricants giant Shell International have joined forces to launch the inaugural “Power Conference.”

The event, themed “Powering Nigeria’s Industries – Enhancing Productivity and Competitiveness,” was held in Lagos and drew significant attention from key stakeholders across the energy sector.

The conference stems from a strategic partnership between Ardova Plc and Shell International, highlighting their joint commitment to advancing Nigeria’s energy sector and fostering economic development.

The collaboration aims to create a platform for discourse on innovative energy solutions and collaborative approaches to drive industrialization and sustainable growth in the country.

In his opening remarks, Abdulwasiu Sowami, Group Executive Chairman of Ardova Plc, said its important to address the nation’s energy challenges through collective efforts.

“The Shell Power Conference serves as a nexus for experts and stakeholders to readdress the pressing challenges facing the Nigerian power sector.

“It underscores the critical need for collaborative approaches to drive industrialization for growth and development.

“At Ardova Plc, our vision is to promote power as a national aspiration by meticulously designing and recognizing key opportunities to provide adequate results,” Sowami stated.

Moshood Olajide, Managing Director at Ardova, reiterated the company’s commitment to fostering innovation and sustainability within the energy sector.

“The Shell Power Conference provides an invaluable platform for collaboration and knowledge-sharing, which is essential for driving progress in our industry. We are excited to participate in discussions that will shape the future of energy and look forward to the opportunities that arise from this esteemed gathering,” Olajide said.

The conference also featured discussions on initiatives and projects aimed at transitioning Nigeria towards a sustainable energy future, aligning with global efforts to combat climate change and reduce carbon emissions.

Keynote speakers and panelists explored innovative solutions and technologies that can enhance productivity and competitiveness in Nigeria’s business landscape.

Samir Mahgoub, Regional Sales Manager for Africa and European markets at Shell International, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership with Ardova.

“We are excited to collaborate with Ardova at the Shell Power Conference in our bid to advance sustainable energy solutions across Nigeria and the West African market. This conference is an opportunity to exchange ideas and explore innovations that will drive energy transition,” Mahgoub noted.

One of the highlighted innovations at the conference was the Shell Lubricant Solution, which utilizes proprietary Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) technology to convert natural gas into high-quality base oils for lubricants.

These GTL-based lubricants are designed to offer greater reliability and superior performance, particularly for the power sector’s transmission and distribution operations.

At the conclusion of the event, attendees expressed optimism about the future of Nigeria’s energy sector and commended Ardova and Shell for their proactive efforts in addressing energy challenges.

The “Power Conference” is expected to be an annual event, serving as a catalyst for ongoing dialogue and collaboration among industry stakeholders to drive sustainable growth and development in Nigeria’s energy landscape.


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