Power & utilities

Africa faces the enormous challenge of energy and utilities as a key element in the growth of the entire continent. Thousands of people still have limited access to energy infrastructure and public services.

With global expertise in the fossil and renewable energy sectors and more than 120 years of a permanent footprint in Africa, we help you innovate, while securing and optimizing your assets.



Today, the power and utilities industry is rapidly reinventing itself: digitalization and interconnection are the new norm. And the goal to phase out fossil power by 2100 is pushing the industry to lay the groundwork for a low-carbon future. As an asset owner, operator, or service provider, you need to adapt your business model to this changing business environment. To do so, you want to boost your agility, increase your competitiveness, and ensure your asset’s safety and compliance with stringent environmental standards.


We provide you with support across all power generation, transmission, and distribution technologies, as well as water, gas, waste, and telecommunications utilities.

  • Design & licensing
    Our services—such as design review and environmental impact assessment—ensure your project’s viability and long-term performance.
  • Procurement
    Our services—such as product certification, supplier technical assessment, shop inspection, and expediting—help to mitigate supply chain risks.
  • Construction
    Our services—such as on-site QA/QC and HSE, and commissioning—help you to manage health and safety, and construction quality.
  • Operational asset support
    Our services—such as non-destructive testing, outage support, and environmental monitoring—help you to improve operational performance. 
  • Asset management
    Our services—such as condition monitoring, reliability engineering, and lifetime extension—help you to manage asset integrity. 
  • Decommissioning 
    Our services—such as technical due diligence and waste classification—help you to meet end-of-life regulations. 
  • Certification

    Bureau Veritas Certification specializes in the Power and Utilities industry, has a proven track record with companies and is recognized internationally to deliver Pre-Assessments, Legal Compliance Assessments, Customized Audits, Remote Training, CQI IRCA accredited training, E Learning  and IAF accredited Certification to ISO 9001(Quality Management Systems), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems), ISO 27001 (Information Security), ISO 22301 (Business Continuity), ISO 50001(Energy Management) and ISO 45001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems).