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Vincent Nkong-Njock, the Man Who Wants to Revolutionize Nuclear Energy in Africa

After working at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vincent Nkong-Njock is now engaged in solar power generation in Africa. Among his many activities, man’s ultimate ambition is to encourage the countries of the continent to develop nuclear energy too.

When he was working at the IAEA, this former senior executive put his know-how at the service of the construction of nuclear power plants that produce electricity in Iran, South Korea, China or the United Arab Emirates. After his works under other skies, Vincent Nkong-Njock wants to serve his own continent which suffers from an endemic deficit of electric energy.

  “J ‘ have started ed to sleep more poorly, and during the four to five ann é es that followed, j ‘ e silent obnubil ed by ‘ id é e to return m settle in Africa and work for ‘ Africa ” , he relates.


This Cameroonian citizen has always developed the dream of one day contributing to the introduction of nuclear energy in Africa

Consulting, audit and services

Vincent Nkong-Njock left his post in December 2014 as chief of infrastructure and nuclear power programs at the IAEA, to create a solar energy supply company. “I finally launched ed mainly in solar energy because it is easier to implement  , is he justified.

Ilemel Energy Solutions is therefore promoting renewable energies in Africa. It is a provider of comprehensive services in energy consulting and engineering in an integrated manner. It works as much in solar as other sources.

In the nuclear field, Ilemel Energy Solutions assists States in the development of electro-nuclear infrastructures at different levels (feasibility, safety, security, industrial capabilities, human resources, etc.).

Ilemel also accompanies States as national institutions in the development of an appropriate legislative and regulatory framework as well as for the construction of nuclear power stations.

“The energy potential of the continent is immense. Some countries have large water flows and therefore hydroelectric facilities, others coal – as in South Africa – gas or oil. For those with uranium, why not opt ​​for nuclear power generation? They have the right, even if they have to do it well, hence the need for nuclear power infrastructure, ”   says the promoter.


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