Johan created Africary as a 50:50 partnership to implement South Africa’s first commercial UCG power station. Johan Brand is a business and project development specialist focusing on novel technologies in coal, oil, gas and energy.
His specialties: Business Development and UCG based on a critical ability to assess and deploy technologies, systems engineering and systems integration across all disciplines to manage the evolution to an optimal MINE TO MARKET ENGINEERING system that provides a transition in performances and drive lowest cost quality production.
He is a change leader with an excellent record of accomplishments for resource to commodity products development; with the education and experience that demonstrate his ability to play a vital role in the successful undertaking of engineering and technology implementation initiatives.
Mr Brand is currently developing a 2,000 bbl/day coal-to-liquids plant to produce Diesel and LNG. As the CEO (2012-2016) of Africary’s flagship Theunissen power project, he was the accountable leader for the exploration, mining, environmental, mechanical, civil/structural, electrical and instrumentation, and capital project management disciplines. He delivered South Africa’s only clean coal technology implementation as a domestic gas Independent Power Producer (IPP). Johan developed a Bid-Ready project including obtaining all designs, permits and Environmental Authorizations required.
“Managing energy and mining projects by actively perusing the incorporation of breakthrough autonomous, modular and scalable technologies through detailed Front-End Engineering Design practices based on a holistic approach – from concept through to execution and beneficial operation – with increased shareholder value as a non-negotiable.”
Johan completed his studies in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Pretoria in 1993 and a MBA at Northwest University in 1998. Johan is currently enrolled for a PhD at NWU and is on track to finish in 2018.
He is Government Certified Mining Engineer with a professional registration at ECSA.
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