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Zimbabwe grants Harava solar venture national project status

Jul 28, 2019

Government has granted national project status to the 20MW solar farm being constructed in Bwoni Village, Seke rural, at a cost of almost US$25 million by Harava Solar. Projects awarded national project status get preferential treatment, which includes exemption from paying import duty and other taxes. The granting of national project status is expected to…

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Egypt to construct solar power plants in 7 African countries

Jul 28, 2019

As part of its commitment to help the continent in its development process, Egypt has begun the implementation of solar power plants in seven African countries, a project it hopes to complete by March 2020. The Arab Organization for Industrialization (AOI), one of the largest industrial organisations in Egypt, will launch solar power plants in…

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Transmission project to deliver up to 200MW of geothermal power to Western Kenya

Jul 28, 2019

As reported by The Star in Kenya, Kenya Electricity Transmission Company is in the process of finalising a 300 km high voltage line project from Olkaria, which will facilitate access and transmission of geothermal power to the West of Kenya. It is planned to be completed in March 2020, and then help save the country…

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South Africa’s Transnet set for LNG terminal development

Jul 27, 2019

South Africa’s state-run logistics company Transnet is gearing up to start the development of the country’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal at Richards Bay port. Speaking to Reuters, Jabulani Sithole, a Transnet oil and gas business manager, said the company is looking to launch a tender to for the terminal’s construction next year. He…

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Israel gas partners to alter Egypt deal to prevent supply halt

Jul 27, 2019

Parties to a $15 billion deal to export Israeli natural gas to Egypt are seeking to change the landmark agreement to enable supplies to increase gradually and thereby reduce the risk of disruptions. Shares of Israeli gas firms rose. Companies developing Israel’s two biggest gas finds, led by Noble Energy Inc. and Delek Drilling LP,…

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Mainstream to commission Kangnas wind farm in SA by end of 2020

Jul 27, 2019

Sweden-based independent power producer (IPP) Mainstream Renewable Power has announced the delivery of the Kangnas wind farm in the North Cape Province of South Africa by the end of 2020. It will provide 140 MW. Work is progressing on the Kangnas wind farm construction site in the Nama Khoi municipal area of North Cape Province.…

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President urges Ghana Gas to extend gas to areas with mineral deposits

Jul 27, 2019

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged the Ghana National Gas Company (Ghana Gas) to ensure that gas transmission is extended to parts of the country with significant mineral deposits. He said when that was done, it would help develop the country’s mining sector and enhance its transformational agenda through industrialisation. Speaking at the inauguration…

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China’s CNOOC eyes stake in Ugandan oil pipeline

Jul 27, 2019

Chinese oil firm China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) aims to take a stake in an oil pipeline being developed to export Ugandan crude, the firm said on Friday. Uganda discovered crude oil reserves about 13 years ago but commercial production has been delayed partly because of a lack of infrastructure, such as an export…

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Kenya’s KETRACO launches landmark Loiyangalani – Suswa transmission project

Jul 27, 2019

The Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO) officially launched the Loiyangalani-Suswa transmission infrastructure project at an event graced by His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta, Energy Cabinet Secretary Hon. Charles Keter and Energy Principal Secretary Eng. Joseph Njoroge. Others in attendance senior management led by the Chief Executive Officer, FCPA Fernandes Barasa OGW among other dignitaries.…

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Johannesburg power company hit by ransomware attack

Jul 27, 2019

The company supplying South Africa’s Johannesburg with electricity has been attacked by a ransomware virus. The virus has “encrypted all our databases” representatives of City Power said online. A ransomware virus has hit Johannesburg’s City Power, the electricity supplier for South Africa’s economic hub, company representatives said on Twitter on Thursday. A ransomware attack usually…

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