WHO WE ARE

AWPower was established in 2015 as an energy and water solutions provider with a strong emphasis on engineering services. Founded by a group of industrial-, mechanical- and mechatronics engineers with a passion for working in the renewable energy sector and a natural aptitude for designing quality systems, the group has an ongoing desire for research and development to ensure the supply of high-quality energy and water efficiency solutions to its clients. The company’s investment in quality people and systems ensures that it continues to define the standard for service excellence.

 

AWPower is part of the Gloserv (Pty) Ltd group of companies.

MEET THE TEAM

Kurt Norval

Kurt Norval

PV systems Installer

Kurt is a qualified electrician and PV systems installer with a wealth of experience in both electrical as well as solar PV systems. He is especially experienced in adapting existing DB and electrical installation to solar PV including load balancing and load shifting. He is also very experienced in quantifying and reducing typical load factors.

Christiaan Hattingh

Christiaan Hattingh

Operations Director

Christiaan is head of operations, working hand-in-hand with the design engineers and installation teams from conceptual to commissioning phase, and managing the process flow to ensure seamless project execution. He obtained his BEng in Mechanical Engineering from Stellenbosch University and completed the Advanced PV Design course at the Centre for Renewable Energy Studies and the Univ. of Stellenbosch.

Tariq Waggie

Tariq Waggie

Design & Costing Engineer

Tariq completed his BSc. Mechatronics Engineering degree at the University of Cape Town. He completed his honors thesis paper in the design and implementation of a solar MPPT controller and achieved a first-class pass for the paper.

Lourens Delport

Lourens Delport

Design & Installations Engineer

Lourens completed his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering as well as his Master's degree in Industrial Engineering at Stellenbosch University. His was initially responsible for installations of solar PV systems at AWPower and his successful installations include some of the larger residential roof top systems exceeding 15kW. Following the completion of his Master's degree he returned to AWPower as Research & Installations Engineer.

Madeleine Hattingh

Madeleine Hattingh

Business Administrator

Madeleine is AWPower's Business Administrator and also responsible for client liaison. She was previously Senior Legal Advisor in Old Mutual's Corporate Law Division. Prior to that, she was Programme Manager at Armscor for 15 years, responsible for the acquisition of logistic support for the SA Navy vessels. She completed her BIuris and LLB-Degrees at University of Pretoria and UNISA, respectively.

Smitty du Toit

Smitty du Toit

Conformance Engineer (Pr. Eng

Smitty du Toit is highly experienced in the field of nuclear and accelerator instrumentation. As part of his mandate he managed the Green Lab at iThemba Labs with subsequent experience in Solar energy equipment and system design. He completed the BSc, BEng degree from University of Stellenbosch in 1972, registered as professional engineer in 1975 and obtained Honours and MSc degrees in Engineering from University of Pretoria in 1975 and 1977 respectively.

Johan Fabricius

Johan Fabricius

Electrical Manager

Manager Johan oversees the cabling and electrical component of all installations, including PV, cabling and electrical switchgear to ensure safety and compliance with local councils. He has many years of experience as an electrician in heavy industries including ABB and recently as project manager at SASOL. Johan is a certified electrician and quality control is assured with his knowledge and presence.

Hubert Leibrandt

Hubert Leibrandt

Construction Manager

Hubert is an experienced master builder who has a wealth of experience in construction methods, including various roof types. Installation of solar PV modules and the choice of the correct mounting structures and methods is close to his core competencies.

Henri Hattingh

Henri Hattingh

Chief Executive Officer

Henri is a founding member of the SA Institute for Industrial Engineers with a successful career in technology companies that earned him awards including Business Person of the Year trophy from the Knysna/Plettenberg Bay Chamber of Business and finalist in the Western Cape Chamber of Business Exporter of the Year competition. Henri is also Chief Executive of leading Sage Business Partner AWCape.