African News

Sudan civil disobedience spreads as West Kordofan oilfield workers down tools

Jun 6, 2019

Reports are being received of workers associations answering the call for civil disobedience in Sudan, following the violent dispersal of the Khartoum sit-in on Monday, and the breakdown of negotiations between the Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the Alliance for Freedom and Change (AFC). The Petro Energy Oilfield Operations Group Limited – Balila oil field…

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Libya’s Brega Oil assures Tripoli residents of fuel supply

Jun 6, 2019

Brega Oil Marketing Company assured residents of Tripoli that fuel is available and that supplies from Tripoli’s Port and the Airport Road reservoirs will continue regularly to all gas stations in the capital. In a statement Sunday, the company urged citizens not to be dragged behind what it called false rumours that aim to create…

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Increasing South African wind projects opens new market for turbine blade lifters

Jun 6, 2019

The increasing number of wind energy projects underway in South Africa is opening the market for specialist expertise in lifting turbine blades safely and securely. There are now a dozen more renewable energy projects underway in South Africa, which together will need the erection of 465 wind turbines during the construction phase of Bid Window…

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UN calls on Namibia to explore renewable energy and green tech

Jun 6, 2019

The United Nations this week urged local communities and individuals to come together to explore renewable energy and green technologies and improve air quality. In a speech read on her behalf at the World Environment Day 2019 commemoration in held in Karasburg, United Nations Resident Representative Alka Bhatia highlighted the importance of understanding the different…

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Calls made for investigation into BP gasfields off Senegal

Jun 6, 2019

Global Witness is calling on UK and US law enforcement to investigate oil giant BP and one of its partners in Senegal, notorious businessman Frank Timis, over an estimated $10 billion deal over offshore gas blocks. The details of the deal were revealed by the BBC on Monday. The secret payments raise concerns that one of…

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Sonangol announces Cabinda and Luanda Refinery agreements

Jun 5, 2019

Sebastião Pal Querido Gasper Martins, Sonangol E.P CEO, announced United Shine as the winner of the construction contract for the gasoline production unit of the Luanda Refinery and also signed a partnership agreement with United Shine for the Cabinda Refinery. This was announced during the opening day of the Angola Oil & Gas conference and…

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Ghana’s GNPC commences onshore data processing of Voltaian basin

Jun 5, 2019

Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) has commenced the processing of the data acquired from a 2D seismic survey of the Voltaian Basin which commenced in 2018 and was scheduled to be completed by the end of the first quarter of this year. While it is still unconfirmed whether the acquisition of data was indeed completed…

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Anadarko books Saipem, other EPC contractors for Mozambique LNG

Jun 5, 2019

Saipem, in Joint Venture with McDermott International and Chiyoda Corporation, has reached agreement with Area 1 Concessionaires on an EPC Contract to engineer and construct an onshore LNG project in Mozambique. Saipem, as involved in the project for a volume currently equal of about 6 billion USD, will operate as leader of CCSJV s.c.a.r.l. (“CCS…

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Mauritania’s offshore development expected to provide multi-sector opportunities

Jun 5, 2019

Mauritania is open for business – that was the message from the north-west African country’s ambassador to the UK when he addressed a Mauritanian British Business Council (MBBC) event in London this week. HE Isselkou Ould Ahmed Izid Bih told delegates at a briefing from BP on the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim hydrocarbons development that Mauritania…

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Vestas to deliver EPC solution for wind project in South Africa

Jun 5, 2019

Leveraging its extensive project management experience and product expertise, Vestas has developed a full engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) solution for the 35 MW Wesley wind project located at the Eastern Cape. The order is placed by EDF Renewables and adds to Vestas’ more than 100 successfully executed EPC projects, totaling more than 4 GW…

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