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Indorama to build fertiliser plant in Africa

 Indorama management declared that all plans have been concluded towards the setting up of the plant, which will be Africa’s largest fertiliser unit. According to managing director Manish Mundra, the project was part of the company’s effort towards making Nigeria the largest petrochemical location in Africa by the year 2017. Mundra also said that Chinese company Toyo Engineering would handle the project and get its feed stock from natural gas. The plant will be.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th November 2014

Raising Awareness of Energy Efficient Light Bulbs Pays off in Rwanda

 In Rwanda, one of the most densely populated of the least-developed countries in Africa, 45 percent of the population lives in poverty and communities face acute electricity shortages. Here, every watt of electricity counts.   In 2009, only 6 percent of Rwanda’s population had access to electricity. The majority of households were either living without lights or using kerosene lamps or batteries.   In an effort to increase access to electricity and save.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th November 2014

Cash withdrawals powered by Solar in SA

ATM Solutions claims to be the first to have developed solar powered ATM’s installed across Mpumalanga, South Africa, Business Tech reported. With the looming power crisis in South Africa, the design was to provide solutions for bank customers needing to use an ATM during a power cut. The ATM has installed solar panels which harness the sun and store in a battery until needed. The solar powered battery will kick in when the usual electricity supply cuts off. Business Tech.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th November 2014

22 million Euros Prepaid Energy project to illuminate Rwanda

The Rwamagana District welcomed minstrels and local authorities for the official launch of the ‘Prepaid Energy’ project, The New Times reported. The project was implemented to provide many households in the Eastern Province with sufficient and reliable power. The initiative was funded by the European Union (EU), the Government of Rwanda and Mobisol, a local solar power firm who formed a partnership to promote access to clean energy which reliable. Their goal is to.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th November 2014

UNEP Forum Urges Accelerated Transition to Energy Efficient Lighting

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) en.lighten initiative has convened the Global Efficient Lighting Forum, which focused on accelerating the global phase-in of energy-efficient lighting products. The forum brought together representatives from electrical utilities, lighting manufacturers, development banks, financial institutions and international agencies to reaffirm their commitment to mitigate climate change by transitioning to energy-efficient lighting, and to discuss the best.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 24th November 2014

SolarWorks! Releases New Solar Kit Lithium

 SolarWorks! newest product, the Solar Kit Lithium,was recently tested, and met the Lighting Global Quality Standards.This portable solar light offers three brightness levels and a USB cable with connectors for charging up to 10 different mobile phones or other devices.  The Solar Kit Lithium provides over 7 hours of bright light after a single day of solar charging,or can last for over 40 hours on the lowest setting.   The Solar Kit Lithium may seem.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th November 2014

Nigeria: Experts Call for Gas Revolution to Diversify Economy

 Changing the paradigm of continuous gas flaring which has ranked Nigeria as the second largest Gas flaring nation after Russia and Iraq to a country that earns more revenue from gas that surpasses income generated from oil production, was part of the resolution of experts and participants across Nigeria ,Africa and Europe who attended the 32nd edition of National Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE ) held in Lagos over the week end.   They called for the.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th November 2014

Toyota Tshusho named oil pipeline lead consultant

Toyota Tshusho Engineering Corporation will design and carry out a feasibility study for the construction of a crude pipeline between Hoima to the Kenyan coast after the company won the tender.   The company that signed the contract last week in Kampala submitted a design that would see the crude oil pipeline follow the Hoima-Lokichar-Lamu route in a project estimated to cost $4 billion.   Toyota Tshusho beat other companies including three designs that start from Hoima.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th November 2014

Elevator Manufacturer Kone acquires Marryat dealers in East Africa

Elevator manufacturer Kone has acquired Marryat & Scott (Kenya) and Marryats East Africa, in a deal that would see the company grow its grip in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda. Kone’s executive vice-president for West and South Europe and Africa, Pierre Liautaud, has said that there are new housing and infrastructure projects that have emerged in Africa due to the region’s rapid urbanization and which are creating business for the company.   “These.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 18th November 2014

Afrox opens air separation unit in Africa

 The investment is part of a three-year programme by Afrox and its parent company Linde Group and directed at boosting customer service levels and supporting the company’s growth strategy in South Africa. Afrox said that the new plant was built to meet global standards. Afrox managing director Brett Kimber said the newly-commissioned air separation unit will produce high purity oxygen, nitrogen and argon to serve the merchant and medical markets in this major bulk business.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 18th November 2014

Main One expands into manufacturing sector in Africa

 The company said its expansion into the manufacturing industry was driven by the sector’s growing demand for reliable connectivity solutions, increased need for virtual private networks between company branches, as well as increased security challenges faced by conglomerates. Main One showcased its broadband solutions at seminars attended by IT managers in Agbara Industrial Estate, Ogun State, and Ikeja and Apapa business zones. Speaking at one of the sessions, the.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 18th November 2014

KenGen to set up an industrial park at Olkaria-Kenya for investors

 Kenya Electric Generating Company (KenGen) is planning a new industrial park at Olkaria area to offer commercial facilities to interested companies. Interested companies will have opportunity to build plants in the park, and get subsidies on power. The planned industrial park will be constructed on a 1, 200 acres of land already identified at the site in Nakuru by KenGen. It was expected that the Export Processing Zones Authority would provide technical details for the new.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 18th November 2014



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