A digital energy marketplace, EnergyHub, developed to provide seamless collaborations amongst all industry players in the Nigerian Energy Sector has been launched. The lead promoter, Dr Felix Amieyeofori, said the digital marketplace was aimed at empowering business-to-business, business-to-consumer and consumer-to-consumer collaboration for businesses providing energy for Africa.
Amieyeofori, a former managing director/chief executive officer of Energia Limited, said, “The platform provides the digital space for original equipment manufacturers, vendors and suppliers, service and technology providers, free trade zone operators, oil and gas operators, regulators and government agencies, the academia, professional associations and all other stakeholders to interact and collaborate seamlessly via a few clicks.
“The platform provides a space where all energy stakeholders can enquire, acquire, lease, sell, advertise, and market their products and services just at the push of the button.” He said at a press briefing in Lagos that the vision “is to see all stakeholders in the oil and gas, and the broader energy spectrum to efficiently transact their businesses within a digital community at any time.”
According to him, the business-to-business interface will support quick business decisions that will significantly eliminate wastages in terms of time and costs in service and product delivery. Amieyeofori said EnergyHub would give tertiary institutions the opportunity to showcase their creativity in research and development to a wider audience and business community for recognition and partnership.
He said the platform would also facilitate the placement of students for internship, and even employment opportunities in the industry. According to him, the platform will eventually bring the needed technology transfer and domestication not only within Nigeria, but also on the African continent as global technology providers come into the collaboration room to interact with indigenous players.
The Corporate Business Manager for the marketplace, Ms Blessing Muoneme, said EnergyHub would further provide topical energy news and updates, events/conferences and business intelligence for all its partners. “This is to ensure that all our partners are kept abreast with every information that will enhance their business decisions,” she added.