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Exclusive interview with George Kai, sales and marketing manager at Jubaili Bros Engineering Ltd, gold sponsors at the upcoming Future Energy Nigeria in Lagos in November.

"Nigeria’s power sector has always proven to be a resilient and surviving sector. Nigeria’s energy future is brighter that many would think.”

Let’s start with some background on your company’s presence in Nigeria and the region?
Jubaili Bros (Engineering) Ltd is a leading supplier of heavy duty Diesel Electric Power Generating Sets and Transformers. Our network coverage spans Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia, with over 40 years' of experience in the field of Power Solutions. Jubaili Bros (Engineering) Ltd is the sole distributor of MARAPCO branded generating sets powered by Perkins, MTU engines coupled with Leroy-Somer alternators, as well as GE generators.

It is pertinent to also inform you, that Jubaili Bros (Engineering) Ltd is a certified Power Product Distributor and Authorised Panel Builder for ABB; we have in stock a wide range of low and Medium voltage products like transformers, Changeover switches, automatic transfer switches and others. All of which is backed up with 24/7 aftersales service and genuine spare parts.

In 2017, Jubaili Bros added Solar power, this reliable and sustainable power source, to its core business of Diesel Generator Sets. Being a customer centric, this move of Jubaili Bros will benefit its customers to a huge extent, as this source of energy is available free of cost everywhere.

Any energy projects that you are involved in in the region currently that you are particularly excited about at the moment?
As a major player in the power solutions sector, Jubaili Bros always has many ongoing projects at different levels and magnitudes. All projects, whether individual level power plants, community serving power plants or industrial projects get the same attention and dedication.

What in your view are the challenges to the energy sector in Nigeria and the region?
The main challenge in the power sector in Nigeria, as seen by many, is the sourcing of funds to build, expand and develop the sector.

How optimistic are you about business opportunities in Nigeria’s energy future?
Nigeria’s power sector has always proven to be a resilient and surviving sector. It has in the past and will always catch up to the international norms. Nigeria’s energy future is brighter than many would think.

What is your vision for the energy sector in the region?
At Jubaili Bros, we feel that the drive towards renewable energy is the way to the future, but it does not and should not clash with more traditional power sources. We see that the best way forward is combining all power sources for better results.

You are a returning sponsor at Future Energy Nigeria - what will be your message at the event?
Our message is clear; our faith in renewable energy as well as the traditional power sources is part of our core business. This is why we are promoting our PV Diesel solutions.

How successful has your partnership with Future Energy Nigeria been for your company?
Future Energy Nigeria has been a very successful platform for all messages we wished to convey to the sector and our customers. But beyond that, Future Energy Nigeria has always been a major source of information and insights to the sector and its major players from the private and public sectors.