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Madagascar planning to double its power capacity

Jan 30, 2019

Madagascar plans to double its electricity over the next five years. The news was revealed by Roland Ravatomanga, the country’s new Minister of Energy, Water and Hydrocarbons, when he took office. The achievement of this goal will be achieved through five major points said Ravatonanga. The first is the introduction of new sources of energy…

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Algeria plans solar energy tenders

Jan 30, 2019

Algeria plans to issue several tenders for renewable energy projects this year as it seeks to meet growing demand for electricity and save gas for export, an official said on Monday. The OPEC oil producing member hopes to build solar plants to produce 22,000 megawatts (MW), or 27 percent of its electricity needs, by 2030,…

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AAOG reports Djeno discovery in the Tilapia licence, Rep. of Congo

Jan 30, 2019

Anglo African Oil & Gas has reported that the TLP-103C well at its Tilapia licence in the Republic of the Congo has intersected the targeted Djeno horizon and that hydrocarbons were encountered. Wireline logging confirms the presence of a 12 metre oil column in the Djeno proving a functioning reservoir in this formation in the…

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Petrobel to utilize Shelf Drilling’s jack-up for operations in Egypt

Jan 30, 2019

Offshore drilling contractor Shelf Drilling has received a contract award for one of its jack-up rigs with Belayim Petroleum Company (Petrobel) for operations in the Gulf of Suez, offshore Egypt. Shelf Drilling said on Monday that the Trident 16 jack-up drilling rig had been awarded a one-year contract. The contract includes mutually agreeable options, and…

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Mobisol Tanzania lights up Arusha Prison with solar home systems

Jan 30, 2019

Mobisol Tanzania has donated 16.4m/- worth home solar systems to Kisongo Prison over the weekend, relieving the Arusha regional facility of security threat it has been facing during national power grid outages. “The donated solar systems would now give the regional prison management an opportunity for using the money it would save for settling its…

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400MW solar plant set for Kwekwe, Zimbabwe

Jan 30, 2019

KWEKWE-based ammonium nitrate producer, Sable Chemicals has entered into a partnership with a local energy solutions company, Katanga Solar Energy to fund a solar power generation project that is set to produce up to 400 megawatts. In an interview, Sable Chemicals chief executive Mr Bothwell Nyajeka said feasibility studies for the project were now complete…

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Electricity-hungry Cameroon boosts solar energy in push for rural electrification

Jan 29, 2019

Questions about whether new systems being installed will be maintained, however Adrienne Ngonou’s 25-seat restaurant used to open from 8 am to 5 pm, shutting it doors as the sun began to go down. But these days it’s open until 11 pm – and her profits have tripled. “We now sell both during the day…

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Senegal amends its petroleum code

Jan 29, 2019

Senegal is the latest African country to revise its hydrocarbon code as it seeks to grow its nascent petroleum oil and gas sector. The Senegalese National Assembly approved the new code Thursday, in which 34 of the 75 articles were “reformulated for a better understanding and a greater precision,” according to a ministry statement. This…

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Angola set for new oil licensing round – Minister

Jan 29, 2019

Angola is in the final stages of preparing a licensing round. According to the country’s Minister of Mineral Resources and Petroleum, Diamantino Pedro Azevedo during an interview with S&P Global, the round will be held in 2019 and launched at the Angola Oil & Gas 2019 Conference and Exhibition. He said; “The new strategy for…

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Two South African wind farms underway

Jan 29, 2019

Two of South Africa’s largest Bid Window 4 projects, 140MW Kangnas Wind Farm and 110MW Perdekraal East Wind Farm, have announced the completion of the 28-day strength test of their first foundations, with a significant improvement in the mix design and a massive CO2 saving. Perdekraal East Wind Farm poured the first of its foundations…

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