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EU funded project to promote clean cooking in Rwanda

Oct 17, 2019

A new project is in the pipeline through which up to €5 million (Rwf5 billion) will be sunk in boosting Rwanda’s efforts to reduce deforestation by promoting clean cooking, officials have said. The project, which is to be funded by the European Union through its initiative “Global Climate Change Alliance Plus”, was announced during the…

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Vergnet and Sagemcom to connect 5 mini-solar power plants in northern Burkina Faso

Oct 17, 2019

“120,000 inhabitants of the Nord and Centre-Nord regions of Burkina Faso will be supplied with continuous electricity from the beginning of November by the 5 new solar photovoltaic power plants set up by the joint-venture associating the Burkinabe company VERGNET BURKINA (a subsidiary of VERGNET HYDRO) with the French firm SAGEMCOM ENERGY & TELECOM,” enthuses…

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Work to begin on construction of the 1,500MW Mphanda Nkuwa dam in Mozambique

Oct 17, 2019

The project off of Mpanda Nkuwa, a hydroelectric facility under construction on the Zambezi River in Mozambique to reinforce the amount of electricity being transported along the Tete-Maputo line, has officially started work, said the Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Augusto Fernando. The deputy minister, quoted by Rádio Mozambique, also said that the…

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Sonangol drillship detained in Malaysian waters

Oct 17, 2019

The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency has intercepted the Sonangol Quenguela drillship within its terriotiral waters. According to the Maritime authority, the Bahamas-registered drillship was detained on Oct 15, just nine nautical miles east of Tanjung Balau as it was unable to produce any permits for Malaysian waters. The Quenguela drillship is operated by Sonadrill, a…

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Ikeja Electric signs power supply deal with Ikeja GRA

Oct 17, 2019

Ikeja Electric Plc and Ikeja GRA Residents Association have signed a power purchase agreement that will enable the estate to have up to 24 hours of supply daily. The contract entails that the IE will invest in electricity infrastructure in the estate as well as provide reliable and quality electricity supply to the residents, while…

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Dangote Refinery completes piling, to begin piping as part of next phase

Oct 17, 2019

The 650,000 barrels per day(bpd), Dangote Petroleum refinery has announced the completion of pilling works described as the largest in the world. Group Executive Director (GED), Strategy, Capital Projects and Portfolio Development for Dangote,  Mr. Edwin Devakumar, disclosed this on the sidelines of the close out/graduation ceremony for the Ibeju/Lekki Youth in Lagos yesterday. The GED…

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Transcorp consortium, Quest Electricity win bids for Afam Genco, Yola Disco respectively

Oct 17, 2019

The National Council on Privatisation has approved Transcorp Power Consortium as the preferred bidder for the Afam Electricity Generation Company (Afam Power Plc and Afam Three Fast Power Limited) with a bid price of N105.3bn (about US$343.6m). Diamond Stripes Consortium was approved as the reserve bidder with a bid price of N102.3bn. A statement issued…

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REA, others to explore nexus opportunities between the off-grid and agric sectors

Oct 17, 2019

The Rural Electrification Agency in collaboration with First City Monument Bank (FCMB) with support from the Nigeria Support Programme (NESP) – a programme implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Heinrich Boll Stiftung (HBS) Foundation and Power For All is organizing a two-days Energy-Agric Nexus Workshop, with the aim to engage with stakeholders…

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Nigeria seeking more private sector support for its gas infrastructure through PPPs – Minister

Oct 17, 2019

Nigeria is taking steps to secure further public-private partnerships in order to develop infrastructure in the energy sector. Nigerian Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Timipre Sylva held a meeting on October 15 with the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission’s (ICRC) director general Chidi Izuwah on the topic. The primary area for such co-operation would be…

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Angola’s daily average oil production to increase by 2020 – President

Oct 16, 2019

The President of the Republic of Angola João Lourenço said Tuesday in his State of the Nation speech that the average production of barrel of oil in Angola will increase, in 2020, to 1.4 million barrels per day. Currently, the average oil production in Angola is 1.4 million barrels per day.   Source: ANGOP

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