African News

Sweden to aid Angola’s electrification plans

Apr 18, 2019

Angola’s Energy and Water minister João Baptista Borges Thursday in Swedish capital, Stockholm, announced the investment by the European country in the electrification projects in regions of the Angola’s northern Bengo province. There is great commitment and availability by Swedish government and entities to launch the electrification projects in Angola, the official said after the…

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IFC and Malawi set to co-develop Mpatamanga hydro power plant

Apr 17, 2019

IFC InfraVentures has signed a joint development agreement with the government of Malawi to develop the 258-MW Mpatamanga hydropower project on the Shire River in Malawi. The agreement, signed last week, is in coordination with the World Bank and with the support of SN Power AS and Power Africa. According to a news announcement, the…

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Mozambique set to become world’s top 10 largest LNG supplier – GlobalData

Apr 17, 2019

Mozambique is expected to become one of the world’s top 10 largest LNG producers by the mid-2020s, when over 30 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of LNG comes on stream, on a par with capacity in African leaders Nigeria and Algeria, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. The feed gas for new LNG projects…

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Uganda, Tanzania team up on joint oil exploration activities

Apr 17, 2019

TANZANIAN experts have teamed up with their Ugandan counterparts to conduct oil exploration in the areas likely to have natural resources in the country. Energy Minister, Dr Medard Kalemani made the revelation here at a recent workshop for parliamentary committee on energy and minerals members, noting that the ministry had formed a joint team to…

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Watson wind farm project in SA grounded for now

Apr 17, 2019

The controversial decision to grant environmental authorisation for the Watson family’s massive wind farm project on the summit of the Groot Winterhoek mountains near Uitenhage has been overturned – at least temporarily. On Monday Acting Environmental Affairs Minister Lindiwe Zulu upheld five appeals against the 187.2MW, 47-turbine Inyanda-Roodeplaat wind farm. She sent the decision back…

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Oserian emerges Kenya’s best company in renewable energy

Apr 17, 2019

Oserian Development company goal of creating a carbon-free environment by 2020 has received a major boost after it was recognized as the renewable energy champion last week. Investment in geothermal energy to power operations, use of electric cars to transport flowers and use of sheep to mow grass are among initiatives that have seen Naivasha-based…

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Sonangol sees Iraqi oil output flows reach 40,000 bpd

Apr 17, 2019

Sonangol has said it plans to increase production at its Najmah and Qayara oilfields to about 230,000 barrels per day (bpd). The Angolan state oil company owns 75 percent of the oilfields, south of the city of Mosul, with estimated oil reserves of more than 1 billion barrels. Output at Qayara is currently 40,000 bpd.   Source: Iraq Business

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Egypt begins construction on petrochemical project

Apr 17, 2019

Egypt has started to construct and facilitate the largest petrochemical project in the Middle East with an investment cost of $10.8 billion, said Mohab Mamish, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) and the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone), according to Amwal Al Ghad. The petrochemical complex is located in the industrial zone in Ain Sokhna…

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US investors’ eye 900MW solar project in Zimbabwe

Apr 17, 2019

An American business, Labacorp Power Company America has expressed interest in developing a 900 megawatt solar project in Zimbabwe. The US-based corporate has applied to Government, through their local partners Craft Properties (Pvt) Ltd, to make presentations on the envisaged implementation of the gigantic and game-changing project. In a statement at the weekend, Craft Properties…

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GE Power unveils white paper on gas turbine technology for Africa

Apr 16, 2019

As Africa’s leaders pursue state-of-the-art technology that can provide more affordable, reliable, accessible, and sustainable power for the continent, GE Power’s Gas Power Systems business (NYSE: GE) today unveiled a whitepaper focused on gas turbine technology that can ensure a cleaner and safer operation while accommodating a high penetration of renewable energy sources. Co-authored by GE gas…

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