African News

Eskom says there won’t be power supply for repeat offenders

Jul 15, 2019

South African parastatal Eskom has announced an increasing number of repeated equipment failures in some areas, especially within Gauteng. The utility has attributed this to illegal connections leading to overloading, which results in failure of transformers and mini-substations. This is exacerbated by meter tampering, electricity theft and vandalism of infrastructure. In a company statement, the…

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Platinum Power to construct hydroelectric dam in Morocco, others

Jul 15, 2019

Platinum Power and Chinese state-run engineering company CFHEC have agreed partner in the financing and construction renewable energy projects across the African continent, reports say. Both companies during agreement signed in Beijing Wednesday, also to partner for the construction a $300 million hydropower plant in central Morocco, Platinum Power’s chief executive Omar Belmamoun told media.…

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Ghana’s LNG re-gasification contracts lack transparency – Ex GNPC MD

Jul 15, 2019

A financial and energy expert has cautioned to government on the lack of transparency in all the agreements backing some Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) contracts it signed with some companies. Alex Mould, who is also the former Ghana National Petroleum Corporation CEO says the regasification project agreement contracts of Helios/China Harbor Engineering, (GNPC) and Rosneft LNG needs checking…

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Expro to supply equipment for Petronas field off Mauritania

Jul 15, 2019

Oilfield services company Expro said it has been awarded a contract by Pacific Drilling subsidiary Pacific Santa Ana for the provision of an Intervention Riser System (IRS) for PETRONAS’s Chinguetti Field Phase II plug and abandonment (P&A) contract, offshore Mauritania. The contract, valued at $20 million, will see Expro provide its IRS system with associated…

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Ghana set to conduct feasibility studies on nuclear energy

Jul 15, 2019

Government has announced plans to introduce nuclear power into the country’s energy mix and will take between 10 to 15 years for the realisation of the vision to ensure affordable energy for industrial development. A team has been constituted to embark on reconnaissance trip for a preliminary assessment and collection of site data for the…

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Orange Cameroon launches Orange Energie solar kits

Jul 15, 2019

Orange Cameroon just launched its energy distribution offer via solar kits, internal sources reveal. Baptized Orange Énergie, this offer also includes satellite internet and television and can be paid via the operator’s Mobile Money service. The various kits offered to residents are constituted of a central unit, a solar panel and three bulbs. Depending on…

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Egyptian IPPs plan to supply 2,150MW of wind energy

Jul 15, 2019

Sources at the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy reveal ongoing discussions with several independent power producers (IPPs). They propose to build wind farms capable of producing up to 2,150 MW. The Egyptian government has set itself the goal of consuming 20% of electricity produced from clean sources by 2022. The country has also…

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Sasol opens alkoxylation plant in China

Jul 15, 2019

Sasol Limited, an international integrated chemicals and energy company, today announced the opening of its new alkoxylation plant in Nanjing. This facility – the company’s largest expansion project in China– will more than double its alkoxylation production capacity in the region and will be supported by growing research and development and technical customer support capabilities.…

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USTDA meets with Algeria’s Sonatrach and Sonelgaz

Jul 15, 2019

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency’s Worldwide Energy Sector Team Leader and Regional Director for East Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, Europe & Eurasia Carl B. Kress visited Algeria June 26-28, 2019, to build on the long partnership between USTDA and Algeria. Mr. Kress’ visit is part of U.S. efforts to partner with Algerians…

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Malawi set to get new petroleum law

Jul 15, 2019

Ministry of Natural Resources & Energy’s hydrocarbons section head Cassius Chiwambo has said Malawi had almost completed drafting a new petroleum policy and that this would be presented to the Cabinet before the end of the month ahead of the parliamentary debate. Parliament would shortly debate a new petroleum policy, to be presented to Cabinet this month, aiming to make comprehensive adjustments to the…

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