Trendsetter Engineering secures West Africa contract

Jan 11, 2019

Trendsetter Engineering, Inc. is poised to deliver three Template Slot Adapters (TSA) and associated TCS connectors for a major operator in West Africa. Following a contract award in early 3Q 2018, the equipment will be delivered in 1Q 2019 from Trendsetter’s Houston facility. By utilizing the TSA, the operator will be able to reconfigure the…

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Sierra Leonean govt reduces pump price of fuel

Jan 11, 2019

Sierra Leone’s Government has announced a slight reduction in the pump prices of petroleum products with immediate effect, but the Executive Director of Native Consortium and Research Centre, Edmond Abu, expressed grave concern regarding the new price of diesel, which he said was not in agreement with the petrol. In a press release signed by…

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AfDB to finance hydro power plants in Gabon

Jan 11, 2019

The AfDB and GPC-ERANOVE Consortium signed a LoI for the financing of Gabon’s Ngoulmendjim and Dibwangui hydropower plants. The hydropower plants will have a capacity of 73 MW and 15 MW, respectively. Following a call for expressions of interest, the AfDB confirmed its intention to act as co-arranger and co-lender, up to €160 million. The…

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Aker Energy cheers Pecan well success off Ghana

Jan 11, 2019

Aker Energy, as the operator of the Deepwater Tano Cape Three Points (DWT/CTP) block, is about to complete a successful drilling operation of the Pecan-4A appraisal well offshore Ghana. Aker Energy signed a contract with Maersk Drilling for Maersk Viking drillship to drill the Pecan-4A appraisal well in September 2018. Also in September, Aker Energy…

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The Middle East, Africa, and Asia now drive nearly all global energy consumption growth

Jan 11, 2019

Energy consumption in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa continues to grow rapidly, with about 20% growth in each region between 2010 and 2016, according to newly available data in EIA’s International Energy Statistics database. In particular, energy consumption has been increasing in the Middle East and Africa, driven by economic growth, increased access to…

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Zimbabwe’s ZETDC warns of rainy season power outages

Jan 11, 2019

The Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) has warned customers to heed rolling power outages, mainly driven by perennial challenges that come with the rainy season. During the rainy season, the electricity infrastructure, particularly cables and poles, are affected usually by falling trees. Zesa Holdings spokesperson Mr Fullard Gwasira said there would be heavy…

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Sub-Saharan Africa LNG capacity to surge over next decade – Fitch

Jan 10, 2019

The Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) production capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is expected to be more than double over a 10- year forecast period, according to a Fitch Report recently released. The main drivers of the LNG demand growth are set to be Asian emerging markets. Available 2017 data indicates that Asian buyers already accounted…

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Sumitomo invests in Kenyan firm M-KOPA

Jan 10, 2019

Japanese firm, Sumitomo Corp., has invested in M-KOPA Holdings Limited. M-KOPA empowers homes and small businesses through an advanced pay-as-you-go platform – unlocking solar, information, technology, finance and opportunity for millions of people. Through this investment, Sumitomo aims to launch a new business related to distributed power sources and contribute to improving the living standards…

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GCF set to fund mini-grids in Burkina Faso

Jan 10, 2019

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) will provide €24.3 million to the Burkina Faso’s Yeleen Rural Electrification Project. The project aims to bring clean energy to 100 villages through the installation of solar mini-grids in rural areas. The assistance will be provided as capital grants to selected bidders for each successful electricity connection. This project will…

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Transco CLSG edges closer to solving Liberia’s power issues

Jan 10, 2019

TRANSCO CLSG is to build a high voltage 225Kv transmission line for the transmission of high-grade electricity to Liberia from Côte d’Ivoire, then to Sierra Leone and Guinea. It is a double circuit transmission line with a transit capacity of 486 MW, but equipped with an initial transit capacity of 243MW. Mr. Sherif is the…

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