We solve water and energy problems...
We assist our clients to develop, source and bring innovative and disruptive technological and financial solutions to the Water, Sanitation, Energy, Agriculture and Infrastructure sectors.
Water and Sanitation
Water protection and conservation is key for South Africa which is the 30th driest country in the world.
The Water Industry in South Africa is taking strain as a result of water scarcity, inequitable distribution, population growth, increased demand, deteriorating and failing infrastructure, high water losses, high non-revenue water, non-payment, excessive pollution, skills loss, poor information systems, climate change, urbanisation and a lack of funding instruments.
With 28 years of experience in the water sector, Sizana connects the above dots. Our innovative water and sanitation solutions include leak free toilet cisterns to reduce non-revenue water and water losses, efficient water aerators for treating contaminated water, smart water metering and billing, IoT solutions, real time water balances, real time leak detection and notification, gutter innovations to catapult rainwater harvesting to next levels, activated carbon production, advanced waste water treatment technologies and advanced sludge treatment technologies.
Energy conservation and the Just Transition from fossil energy to renewable energy are key drivers of our business.
The Energy Industry in South Africa is mainly fossil fuel (coal and petroleum) driven. The energy sector suffers due to insufficient generation capacity, insufficient energy storage capacity, increasing demanding more electricity, deteriorating and failing infrastructure, high energy theft levels, cable theft, non-payment cultures, low revenue collection, excessive pollution, skills loss, high debt levels, high petroleum imports, climate change and a lack of funding.
Increased renewable energy is driving the need for increased energy storage. Sizana is working in partnership with Energy Vault SA (Switzerland) and iX engineers to provide disruptive energy storage solutions.
We assist our clients to reduce the carbon footprints of their diesel driven power generation, logistics and transport equipment with advanced onboard hydrogen and oxygen generation and injection technologies. This process reduces diesel consumption and CO2/CO emissions by 15% to 30%, and reduces exhaust soot or Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM), Sulphur Oxides (SOx) and Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) emissions by up to 80%.
Modern infrastructure owners prefer financed vehicles where the assets are leased as an operational (Opex) expense for a lease period, instead of paying for everything upfront as a capital investment (Capex). Alternatively, assets in private ownership are acquired, given it renders adequate bankable returns for its new owners.
Government will not be able to fund infrastructure to meet demands. Private sector funding will therefore play an increasingly important role in future.
Infrastructure Asset Management
The Water, Energy and Food industries are closely interlinked. They are critical to the welfare of nations and they all require infrastructure assets that are well managed. Infrastructure is under pressure globally for numerous reasons and it is important to raise the standard of Infrastructure Asset Management in accordance with with ISO 55000/1/2 guidelines.
We help infrastructure intensive organisations with Asset Management initiatives. We tailor the best value for money over the life cycle of the assets through optimal designs, operation, maintenance, upgrades, replacements and disposals at the end of its useful life.