Ugandan refinery construction postponed once again

Aug 10, 2020

Construction of Uganda’s 60,000Barrels Per Stream Day cannot start until 2025. The delay comes about as a result of the push of Final Investment Decision on the basin wide upstream oil development project, to 2021 at the earliest. The refinery project had always been contingent on the certainty of the upstream project. Even before the…

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Zimbabwe’s President suspends ZESA board

Aug 10, 2020

Under pressure President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday suspended the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) Holdings executive chair Sydney Gata and the entire Zesa board pending investigations into allegations of corruption. Mnangagwa has been under pressure to prove his commitment in dealing with corruption.In a statement last night, Mnangagwa also directed the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) to…

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Norskeide Subseatec secures subsea contract in Africa

Aug 10, 2020

Norskeide Subseatec, a subsidiary of Scana ASA, has been awarded a contract to supply subsea equipment for field development in Africa and Southeast Asia. Total contract value is approximately US$1.4mn, with an option for an additional US$687,532. The company will take care of total delivery of subsea equipment, engineering, procurement and documentation. The products are…

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Ghana Govt suspends renewable energy signing deal over past deals

Aug 10, 2020

Ghana’s Energy Minister, Peter Amewu, says government has placed a moratorium on the signing of new renewable energy agreements. This was after government discovered that the previous administration signed too many unnecessary deals. Addressing the media after Parliament proceedings Thursday, Mr Amewu said the deals signed by the previous government were at a higher price,…

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Kenyan villagers showcase benefits of clean cooking transition

Aug 10, 2020

The Sustainable Development goals on energy speak clear: universal access energy and clean cooking by 2030 (SDG7). But the current efforts are still lagging several steps behind the specific needs of the communities and are not enough to achieve energy access for all, especially clean cooking solutions. Numerous studies have been done and plans have…

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Chinese firms dominate bid for Africa’s largest dam in new consortium

Aug 10, 2020

Chinese and Spanish developers that want to build Africa’s biggest hydropower plant in the Democratic Republic of Congo agreed to form a single consortium in an accord the country says is a key step to realizing the plan. The $14 billion dam is part of a long-delayed project known as Grand Inga that’s eventually intended…

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Consultants sought for West Africa Clean Energy Corridor

Aug 10, 2020

The ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency is seeking consultants for the West African Clean Energy Corridor program. It expects the region to deploy 7.6 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030. The ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) has launched a request for expression of interest to…

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Egypt scraps tender for 200MW solar power plant in west Nile

Aug 10, 2020

The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has cancelled its tender for establishing a solar photovoltaic power plant with a capacity of 200 MW in a west Nile area. Informed sources told Daily News Egypt that the EETC has already informed the 13 companies, which had qualified to bid for the project, of its new decision.…

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Mozambique’s EDM to review transmission integration study

Aug 10, 2020

Energy developer Ncondezi Energy announced that it has submitted a power transmission integration study to Electricidad de Moçambique (EDM) for its integrated 300MW coal-fired power project and coal mine in Tete Province. According to a company statement, the study evaluated a number of transmission connection options for the project taking into account current and planned…

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Libya’s NOC chief warns of possible disaster at oil ports due to armed conflict

Aug 10, 2020

The head of Libya’s state-run National Oil Corp warned Aug. 8 that the presence of stored flammable commodities at the country’s key oil export terminals risks a potentially worse disaster than the explosion this week in Beirut, as armed conflict continues around the facilities. Fighting between the UN-backed Government of National Accord and the self-styled…

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