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Samendeni hydroelectric dam officially operational in Burkina Faso

Dec 10, 2019

The Samendeni hydroelectric dam was inaugurated by the Burkinabe president at the end of November 2019. With an electricity production capacity of 2.6 MW, this dam is the third largest in Burkina Faso, after the Kompienga and Bagré dams. Its cost is estimated at more than 94 million euros. “It’s a dream come true”, said…

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Liberian Govt puts up oil blocks for sale

Dec 10, 2019

The Government of Liberia through the Liberia Petroleum Regulatory Authority (LPRA) announces sale of several blocks here, beginning next licensing round.A statement from the Liberia Petroleum Regulatory Authority says the decision followed an unsuccessful ratification of negotiated petroleum sharing contracts in 2014, which climaxed the last round of bidding process. The statement issued over the…

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Shell Foundation/FMO growth fund to boost African off-grid solar companies

Dec 10, 2019

The Shell Foundation together with the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank, FMO, have announced the launch of the $120 million Energy Entrepreneurs Growth Fund (EEGF), with an initial close of $45 million, providing catalytic financing for early to growth-stage companies in sub-Saharan Africa operating in the access to energy ecosystem. Triple Jump, an Amsterdam based impact-focused…

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Two Tullow Oil execs resign due to low oil production in Ghana

Dec 9, 2019

On Monday, two officials of the British oil company have resigned with immediate effect. They are CEO Paul McDade (pictured) and Exploration Director Angus McCoss. A decision that follows the poor results of production in Ghana since the beginning of the year and with very poor prospects for the next few years. It should also be noted…

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Engie and partners inaugurate wind farm in Ras Ghareb, Egypt

Dec 9, 2019

A consortium led by Engie has recently launched a wind farm in the town of Ras Ghareb in the Gulf of Suez in Egypt. It was brought into service in October 2019. It’s official. Ras Ghareb Wind Energy SAE starts operations in Egypt. It is an ad hoc company created to operate the recently inaugurated…

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Zola Electric opens experience centre in Nigeria for renewable products

Dec 9, 2019

Zola Electric has opened its first experience centre in Nigeria. The experience centre, which is located at Ikoyi, Lagos, would serve as the retail footprint for the brand in Nigeria as part of its commitments to provide 24 hours reliable, renewable and clean energy solutions to its customers. The company also unveiled the limited edition…

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Wärtsilä to provide storage solution for hybrid project at off-grid mine in Mali

Dec 7, 2019

The technology group Wärtsilä will optimise the energy system of the Fekola Mine, located in a remote region in southwest Mali. This is needed to improve the mine’s operations, reduce fuel consumption, and lessen the carbon emissions. Wärtsilä has been contracted to design and engineer a cutting-edge 17MW/15MWh energy storage system based on the company’s…

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Elsewedy Electric to build solar power plant near Juba in South Sudan

Dec 6, 2019

The Egyptian company Elsewedy Electric has recently won the contract to build a 20 MWp solar power plant in Southern Sudan. Located near the capital Juba, it will be equipped with a battery storage system. A solar photovoltaic power plant will be built in Southern Sudan. The contract for the construction of this facility has…

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Eskom rolls out planned power cuts in South Africa

Dec 6, 2019

Eskom has confirmed that South Africans face escalated load shedding from 2pm Friday with the likelihood of power cuts being extended beyond 6:00 on Saturday morning. Stage 4 load shedding would be implemented nationwide from 2pm on Friday until 6 am Saturday, Eskom Deputy spokesperson Dikatso Mothae told Daily Maverick on Friday morning. She said…

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SHI stacks first deck for topside modules of Eni’s Coral FLNG project off Mozambique

Dec 6, 2019

South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries has completed the first deck stacking operation for topsides modules of Eni’s Coral South FLNG facility at its shipyard in Geoje. The Coral FLNG is being built for the Eni-operated Area 4 project, which is located offshore Mozambique. The project will put in production 450 billion cubic meters of…

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