STOA’s investments cover five key sectors to meet the needs of populations in essential infrastructure and contribute to the growth of emerging and developing countries.
Production, storage, transmission and distribution of electricity and gas …
In developing countries, development in the energy sector must combine universal access and low-carbon transition objectives. In this context, STOA intends to strengthen the energy sector in its target countries by investing in projects aimed at access to efficient, resilient and carbon-free energy services.
This commitment involves electrification and production diversification, favouring the orientation towards renewable energies. STOA also invests in improving the quality of transmission and distribution networks, as well as storage and off-grid solutions.
Highways, roads, bridges, tunnels, ports, airports, urban transportation, rail, logistics …
Transport infrastructure remains largely insufficient to satisfy the needs of emerging countries and the paved road density is only 2 km / 100 km in Africa, Latin America 3 km and 25 km in Asia, against 122 in Europe. The gap is also visible when one looks at ports in Africa, the most important of them manage less than 45% of the hourly volume of containers passing through Europe.
Water or waste treatment, sanitation, incineration, heating networks …
In Africa, 300 million people do not have access to safe drinking water. Solving this problem is a crucial axis of development in the current context of global warming. STOA takes part in resilience improvement of water management systems and waste treatment.
Networks, optical fiber, submarine cables, satellites, data centers …
Because the digital economy plays a significant role in the overall dynamics of world markets, emerging countries must benefit from more efficient telecommunication infrastructure. STOA is there to install new communication technologies, densify and expand existing networks.
Public buildings, hospitals, clinics, universities, student residences …
The need for public buildings – especially hospitals and universities, – is particularly important in developing countries with road and energy infrastructure networks meeting extensive needs. These countries offer opportunities for financing quality infrastructure for health, education, and administrative services.