African News

Sonatrach launches new gas compression and reinjection station in Hassi Massaoud

Feb 27, 2020

Algeria’s Prime Minister, Abdelaziz Djerad, inaugurated on Monday in Hassi Massaoud, a new gas compression and reinjection station, with a production capacity of 24 million m3 per day. Sonatrach owns this new station located north of the Zone of the Naili Abdelhalim industrial complex (ZCINA), located 6 kms from Hassi Messaoud. The new station will…

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Solar power at hospitals in Democratic Republic of Congo to save lives

Feb 26, 2020

The installation at each of the two hospitals consists of 100 solar panels and seven batteries capable of accumulating the necessary energy to run the facilities for two full days In remote parts of countries like Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where patients often have to walk long distances to get to a hospital, many…

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KfW promotes attraction of renewable energy suppliers in Ivory Coast

Feb 26, 2020

Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), the German development agency, provides close to €6 million to Ivory Coast to encourage investment in renewable energy through the African Trade Insurance Agency (ACA). The government of Ivory Coast is now relying on renewable energy to provide electricity to its population. As part of its policy, the country wants to…

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Zenith Energy in negotiations for drilling rig in Congo (Brazzaville)

Feb 26, 2020

Zenith Energy has announced that it is in advanced negotiations to contract a drilling rig to perform planned drilling operations in the Republic of the Congo. As previously announced, Zenith has agreed to acquire an 80 percent interest in Anglo African Oil & Congo (‘AAOG Congo’), which has a 56 percent majority interest in, and…

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Sahara Group’s So Energy Ghana expands downstream footprint

Feb 26, 2020

So Energy Ghana, a Sahara Group company, has unveiled another retail station in just over a month in Kasoa as the company continues to redefine service delivery in sector across Ghana. Located in the central region of Ghana, the So Energy Kasoa is the tenth addition to the company’s portfolio in Ghana, confirming So Energy’s…

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GreenTec invests into Kenyan waste-to-value start-up Ecodudu

Feb 26, 2020

GreenTec is very pleased to announce our investment into Ecodudu. Ecodudu is an innovative Kenya-based waste-to-value company producing high-quality insect-based protein for animal feed and organic fertilizers from recycled organic matter. Ecodudu has developed an innovative process that harnesses nature’s recycling agents, insects, to address global problems of unmet protein demand, organic waste management, and…

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Shawcor secures work on Woodside’s Sangomar project in Senegal

Feb 26, 2020

Shawcor Ltd. (TSX: SCL) is announcing today that its pipe coating division has entered into a contract with Subsea 7 to provide thermal insulation coating services for the Woodside Sangomar Offshore Project in Senegal. The value of the award is in the range of CAD$30-$50 million. The work is scheduled to be executed from Shawcor’s…

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Maurel & Prom announces results of the Kama-1 well in Gabon

Feb 26, 2020

Maurel & Prom has announced the completion of drilling operations on the Kama-1 exploration well on the Kari licence in south Gabon. The well encountered several series of oil shows between 1,865 and 2,701 metres (total depth of the well) in the Kissenda formation, main objective of the drilling, and a sample of 35° API…

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Brazil, S. Africa to collaborate in fields of bioenergy, bioelectricity and biofuels

Feb 26, 2020

The Embassy of Brazil in South Africa is set to host a high-level Policy Forum in Pretoria in March 2020, to highlight Brazil-SA collaboration opportunities in the fields of Bioenergy, Bioelectricity and Biofuels. In Brazil’s energy matrix, which has 45% coming from renewables, sugarcane derivatives account for more than 17.0% of Brazil´s total primary energy…

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Siemens Gamesa secures contract to build Djibouti’s first wind farm

Feb 26, 2020

Energy access rates and reliability in Africa are the lowest in the world and electricity costs are among the highest. In line with its commitment to deliver cleaner, more reliable and affordable energy in Africa, Siemens Gamesa has sealed a contract to build the first renewable energy installation in the Republic of Djibouti. Despite high…

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