Alternative Energy

ALE helps Mauritania bring Boulenouar wind project onstream

Aug 8, 2019

Mauritania’s lengthy shoreline has considerable wind power potential and so the country is looking to increase its ratio of renewable energy. This has led to the commissioning of the € 122 million Boulenouar Wind Power Project. ALE mobilised their transport services to complete the transportation and installation of two electrical transformers for a 100MW wind…

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East Africa stranded with high costs associated with running of thermal plants

Aug 8, 2019

East Africa’s quest for reliable, affordable electricity continues to be elusive, despite massive investments that have significantly increased generation capacity. Over the past seven months, the region has witnessed the commissioning of new renewable power plants, including the completion of Unit 1 of Olkaria V geothermal power plant adding 79MW to the grid, and the…

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World’s biggest hydroelectric project inches closer to reality in Congo

Aug 7, 2019

A dream of building the world’s biggest hydroelectric project in the heart of Africa may be inching closer to reality. For decades, plans have been made and discarded to construct a series of hydroelectric power stations on Africa’s second-longest river that would generate almost twice the power of the Three Gorges Dam in China, the…

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Universal Coal secures coal supply deal with Eskom

Aug 7, 2019

ASX-listed coal miner Universal Coal has executed a Coal Supply Agreement with Eskom for 100% of its production from its fourth operation Ubuntu colliery. Under the agreement, the Ubuntu colliery will deliver 1.2 Mtpa of thermal coal to Eskom with first coal delivery set for November 2019, with build-up of production over a short six-month…

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Climate change, renewable energy workshop held for energy industries in Gambia

Aug 7, 2019

The Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology in collaboration with the University of the Gambia, on Monday August 5th 2019, held a workshop on a feasibility study and technical training on climate change and renewable energy at the University’s Faculty of Law. The workshop which was sponsored by the German Ministry of Higher Education and…

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Phanes Group’s Solar Incubator in search of promising sub-Saharan Africa solar projects

Aug 7, 2019

The initiative rewards solar PV developers with commercial and technical expertise to help bring their project to fruition; Applications are open now, with the winner(s) announced at the Unlocking Solar Capital: Africa 2019 conference in Dakar, Senegal. Document Link: bit.ly/2KsiW80 Phanes Group (PhanesGroup.com), an international end-to-end solar provider headquartered in Dubai, UAE, is once again on…

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AIIM raises $300m for West Africa electricity projects

Aug 6, 2019

Africa Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), a private equity fund manager, has recently completed a $300 million fundraising campaign. The operation is intended to finance projects in the energy sector in West Africa. Africa Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) has new funds available to be reinvested in investment projects in the energy sector in West Africa. This…

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U.S. keen on renewable energy cooperation with Morocco

Aug 6, 2019

On a visit to the Ministry of Energy in Rabat, US Congressman Frank Pallone said he is impressed by Morocco’s progress in renewable energies. Pallone, who is also the Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, is leading a congressional delegation which arrived in Rabat as part of the US-Morocco determination to strengthen bilateral relations in…

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Mascara Renewable Water raises €2.2m for small desalination units

Aug 6, 2019

The company MASCARA NOUVELLES TECHNOLOGIES, marketing its products under the brand name Mascara Renewable Water, was created in 2014 by Marc VERGNET, business leader having created in the past the group VERGNET, manufacturer of wind turbines, as well as VERGNET HYDRO, manufacturer of village hydraulic pumps, distributed today worldwide and Maxime HAUDEBOURG, manager of companies…

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Kita solar power plant to be commissioned by Akuo in Q4 2019

Aug 5, 2019

The Minister of Energy and Water, Sambou Wagué, visited Monday in Kita, the sites of the photovoltaic solar power plant of 50 MW whose construction work is entrusted to the company Akuo Kita Solar. The managers of the company assured the Head of the Department of Energy and Water of the commissioning of the plant…

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