Scion focuses on the development of clean and sustainable energy infrastructure projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, from the opportunity identification and concept development phase, through to project financial close, construction, commissioning and operations

Unique offerings, experience and capability, provides Scion with the leverage to deliver the most profitable and efficient energy solutions, either to private energy consumers or for direct feed-in to electrical grids.

Our primary focus is small to medium hydropower projects, as well as wind energy projects.

In addition to ensuring the financial sustainability of the clean energy projects undertaken by Scion, local social development and the improvement of the quality of life of poorer communities is also key to our Purpose, particularly where synergies can be found between the Scion projects and the needs of the local community.  Examples of social development projects are:

  • Agricultural projects integrated into hydroelectricity projects
  • Micro-hydro off grid projects developed on the back of larger hydro energy projects.

Scion’s environmental strategy incorporates unique solutions where the nett environmental situation is improved far beyond
just mere compliance.  This applies to both the construction period and also the operational phases of projects.

Scion’s core project development team is based in South Africa, with office representation in both Cape Town and Pretoria. Local companies, with key local partners and shareholders, are formed in the other countries in which we operate.  This includes our Zambian company, Scion Energy Zambia.

Scion’s key projects are currently located in Zambia, Malawi and South Africa, although Scion is actively pursuing unique opportunities within a number of other locations within Sub-Saharan Africa.

Scion has a large list of projects, most specifically throughout South Africa and Zambia, which are in various stages of development and are in either scoping, pre-feasibility or bankable feasibility stages.


Scion Technologies South Africa and Scion International

Business Development Director:
Barthlo Harmse
+27 (0)82 572 7703

GIS and Hydrology Expert:
Arno Ottermann
+27 (0)82 417 8033

Scion Energy Zambia
Fred Chipasha
+27 (0)64 873 9243

Scion Technologies DRC
Thierry Naweji
+27 (0)61 009 0062 (South Africa)
+243 991 196 100 (DRC)