PI Holding Ltd.
The Green Project Professionals
PI serves international companies and organisations in fast growing Tanzania markets with land acquisition, permits, project development, tendering & contracting, implementation, recruiting and stakeholder management as well as legal and financial services throughout our trusted network.
PI Holding Ltd consists of seasoned Dutch and Tanzanian project developers in Wind/Solar/Biogas Energy, Agro-Forestry, Sustainable Housing and Technology..
PI has been established in 2014 and holds office in Iringa, Tanzania.
Call us for professional support for the development of your business in Wind/Solar/Biogas Energy, Agro-Forestry, Sustainable Housing and Technology.
+255 754 610 707 or email@example.com
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Green City District
2020 - to date
This project -currently under development- will have measurable social and environmental impact. By integrating design, technology and commerce, we create a new framework for sustainable living. It is a triple bottom line solution that tackles the systemic issues of housing, energy access and climate change. One that has a powerful, knock-on effect and immense ability to uplift humanity and meanwhile supporting Sustainable Development Goals. The final result will be a new sustainable city district for Iringa (TZ) which will act a showcase for sustainable housing in tropical and sub-tropical regions worldwide. The project is supported Hanze Hogeschool Groningen, Hogeschool Bread and a Dutch solar project developer.
2014 - to date
Together with international partners from the Netherlands we are develping new Agro-(Re)forestry projects in Tanzania. Through our large network we have access to 10,000's hectares of unused land. Sofar PI already initiated, developed, financed, planted and maintains a 50+ ha forest in Iringa region. PI has been trained in both Tanzania and Finland in forestry as well as in GIS systems, applied for forestry and other new infrastructural projects. In cooperation with international companies and organisations we design, plant and maintain multiple forestry locations in Tanzania. PI can act as your local agent to identify new locations, arrange landlease contracts, obtain permits, manage interests of all stakeholders and arrange the seedlings and workforce for both planting and maintenance.
Our skilled and committed development and construction team has a surplus of experience in sustainable projects and the know-how developers need and investors trust.
Since 2014, we've helped developers to resolve complex technical and financial challenges. With projects in the Netherlands and Tanzania we understand market dynamics and have proven innovative solutions to draw on.
Our development strategy relies on in-house expertise backed by a network of leading legal advisors, financial service providers, project-based specialists and top industry suppliers.
Smart Farm Horticulture
2014 - 2020
PI initiated, developed, financed, established, constructed and commissioned a smart farm project for multiplying vegetable and flower seeds. The project has 10,000m2 of greenhouses, a 135m deep-well and a 10,000+m3 rainwater catchment area. After start-up the project has been handed over to local management in 2021 and PI acts as a shareholder and service provider in the background.. This project has already created 50 fulltime jobs for local people, and is still growing.
Windpark Singida - 120MW - onshore - Tanzania
For our international wind developing client PI identified, vetted and performed a due diligence on EPC contractors determining the experience and capability to perform engineering, procurement and construction of a 120MW wind park in East Africa.
Developing new projects runs along four pillars; Technical, Financial, Legal and Organizational.
We organise the most efficient financial structuren. With funding in the early stages as well as own accounts.
With proven concepts combined with new applications we make sure our projects meet the demands of the local situation. Always with a focus on safety, quality, planning and budget.
After realisation we manage the startup and work towards a handover to O&M professionals for a smooth continuation of long term operations.
PI has been established in 2014 by Elikana and Pieter. Elikana is characterised as a natural networker with an unconventional path of life. Born and grown up on in Iringa and later on moved to Dar es Salaam. He is fascinated by opportunities and possibilities to improve livelihood for Tanzanians. He has worked in Tanzania, England and Finland. For this man stakeholders interests are important and will be taken into account when developing new projects and he has a strong capacity to make everyone heard in an open and sociable manner.
Education. In 1984 he graduates with a diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the Tanesco Technical Institute Tanzania; a skills training institute for Electricity Generation, transmission and distribution. In 2005 he graduates from BSc (Honours) in IT Systems from London Metropolitan University, and finally in 2008 he gets a MSc grade in Computer Science at Joensuu University Finland.
Professional. In Tanzania he worked with the Tanzania Electricity Supply Company 1984-2004, initially as Supervisor and Mechanical engineering works, later in Rural Electrification on Mini Hydro Power Plants, finally as GIS expert for Rural Electrification Master Plan Project in both Finland and Africa. Internationally he has worked in private sector and government institutions. In private sector with (www.arbonaut.com) as a GIS analyst, and later Regional Coordinator for Africa, for business development in countries like Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia. In government institution, he has worked with VTT Technical Research Center, Finland as Research Scientist for Networks and Innovation and Knowledge Economy in 2011 and 2012 and engaged in the project 'African Local Innovation Ecosystems' commissioned by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs for Finland.
Cooperation. Elikana negotiates and close business relationships as a routine and has the skills to manage critical stakeholder's relationships. Since 2014 Elikana supports PI Holding, individually and as a team committed to take care of your interests in business development, tendering & contracting and project management during construction & implementation phase.
Pieter J.J. van Dijke
PI has been established in 2014 by Elikana and Pieter. Pieter is characterised as an unconventional man, born and grown up on an agricultural in the farm Netherlands. He doesn’t like a status quo but is fascinated by opportunities and natural resources. Mostly structured he likes to visualise where the organisation and its people should be going in the long term and strives to capture that both efficiently and effectively. For this man concrete decisions are more important than just discussing matters. When required he can make hard decisions on an objective impersonal basis but always in an open and sociable manner.
Education. It all starts with Mechanical Engineering at the Institute of Technology Vlissingen, followed by International Technological Development Studies at the University of Technology Eindhoven. For his Masters thesis he executes a research project in Tanzania for the national Energy Utility Tanesco and, together with Elikana Ngogo, he traverses this enormous country to asses the future possibilities for Mini Hydro Power.
Professional. Pieter's career starts with a successful assignment in production and project management of the Aluminium CO-operation of America, up till 2001. In 2002 he starts working in Renewable Energy as business Developer and construction manager for Offshore and Onshore Wind Energy. Since 2006 he works as an independent Dutch Project Developer and Construction manager on sustainable projects like the Smart Farm in Iringa and various solar and wind parks in both the Netherlands and Africa.
Cooperation. Pieter supports from his base in the Netherlands, together with other professionals PI Holding in Tanzania, individually and as a team committed to take care of your interests in business development, tendering and contracting as well as and project management during construction & implementation phase.
Head Office in Iringa (TZ) and Support Office Amsterdam (NL)
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