African News

Nigerian firm Pelfaco enters oil PSC with Congo Republic

Jun 12, 2019

An indigenous private oil and gas company Pelfaco has entered into oil production sharing deal with Congo Republic’s state energy firm on a 32-million barrel oil field on Congo’s oil ministry Tuesday confirmed the arrangement. The Congolese ministry said in a statement that the field in the south of the country would last for 25…

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Eskom’s coal dependence is strangling SA’s transition to a greener future – Greenpeace

Jun 12, 2019

As more countries begin moving towards environmentally friendly power options, Greenpeace Africa has tasked South Africa’s power utility with implementing a ‘Just Transition’ away from coal and towards a green future. South Africa and Eskom are lagging behind in the global move towards renewable energy sources, according to environmental activist group Greenpeace. Amidst the resignation…

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Tunisia set to commission 10MW Tozeur photovoltaic plant

Jun 12, 2019

Tunisia’s 10 MW Tozeur photovoltaic solar power plant will be completed by the end of June 2019. The solar power plant located in the west of Tunisia will be connected to the national electricity distribution grid. The Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract between an Italian company and the Tunisian Electricity and Gas Company (Steg)…

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ULO finishes Perenco’s Gabon Job

Jun 12, 2019

ULO Systems completed work on the Lucina gas line freespan correction campaign for Perenco. The project scope included the supply and installation of grout bags, provision of grouting equipment and supply of qualified manpower. The scope of the project included the delivery and installation of grout bags to support the freespan rectification of the Lucina…

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Power outage to increase due to continued clashes in Tripoli – GECOL

Jun 12, 2019

The General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) said Sunday, that the clashes in the southern parts of the capital have forced the company to resort to the load shedding system and obstructed the maintenance plans in some generation units. GECOL clarified in a statement that many of its staff were unable to perform their work,…

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Equatorial Guinea to unveil 2019 oil and gas licensing round to Asian investors

Jun 12, 2019

he African Energy Chamber will host an investment forum in Beijing on 2-3 July 2019, with a focus on giving Chinese and Asian investors access to Equatorial Guinea’s EG Ronda 2019 Licensing Rounds for oil and gas and mining. The forum will be held at the Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center. Earlier this year, the…

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Eswatini issues RfQ for 40MW of solar projects

Jun 11, 2019

The Kingdom of Eswatini, formerly known as Swaziland, is seeking proposals for the deployment of 40 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity as part of the country’s efforts to cut its reliance on imported power. The Eswatini Energy Regulatory Authority (ESERA) issued а Request for Qualification (RfQ) on Friday and will await bids by August…

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Ethiopian Govt invites 12 international firms to bid in energy sector

Jun 11, 2019

In taking the privatization process further, the Ethiopian government has officially extended an offer to at least 12 global companies to submit financial and technical proposals in order to engage in the power production and operations. The Minister of Finance (MoF), Ahmed Shidie, presenting his Ministry’s 10 month report before the House of People’s Representatives…

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Somali region to now receive 50% of oil revenue

Jun 11, 2019

Ethiopia’s House of Federation (Upper House) passed a bill that’ll give Somali region 50% of oil revenue from the Somali region. Last year, Ethiopia started producing crude oil in the Somali region but the share the region would get has been contentious issue   Source: Dalsan Radio

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Scatec Solar finalizes third 65MW solar plant in Egypt

Jun 11, 2019

Scatec Solar and partners have grid connected and reached commercial operation for another 65 MW of the 400 MW Benban project in Egypt. Scatec Solar now has 195 MW in operation in Egypt and expects to have completed the project during second half of 2019. The Benban solar power plant is Scatec Solar’s largest project…

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