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CPTDC Wins Compressor Work from Orca Tanzania

China Petroleum and Technology Development Co. (CPTDC) has won work to provide natural gas compressors to Orca Energy in southern Tanzania.The Chinese company will design, supply, install and commission natural gas compressors within the Songas facility, on Songo Songo island. Orca said the new equipment would work with previously installed refrigeration to tackle declining reservoir pressure and maximise production. .... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 14th August 2020

Kenya to Explore Bidders for 185,000 bl Crude Cargo

The Kenyan government plans to initiate taking bids for the second and final cargo from the country's pilot crude export scheme in September.The scheme which involved trucking oil from fields in the South Lokichar basin by road to the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa ended at the start of June, two years after it incorporated. Kenya exported its first ever crude cargo, a 240,000 bl shipment, in August last year as part of the pilot scheme.  The government and the joint venture.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 14th August 2020

Builders sets foot in Kenya with store in Nairobi

South African construction and building materials retailer, Builders, is set to open its first store in Nairobi this month as it expands into the East African region.The store, to be opened at the Waterfront Karen at the end of August, will bring the total number of Builders stores beyond South Africa to nine.Kenya, East Africa,s commercial hub, will join Botswana, Mozambique, and Zambia as regions with the firm's outlets outside the retailer's stronghold, with management affirming.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 11th August 2020

Ethiopian Government Launches Locally-Assembled Electric Car

Ethiopia has unveiled a locally-assembled electric car from Marathon Motor, a joint venture between Korean auto giant Hyundai and Olympic champion Haile Gebrselassie.Mr Haile delivered the vehicle to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed."As we Transform Ethiopia's greening and climate-resilient aspirations into concrete actions through the Green Legacy initiative and Sheger and Entoto Parks, this morning I received the first electric car fully assembled in Ethiopia. No emission cars.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 10th August 2020

After Three-Year Gap Isuzu Steps Back In Tanzania

Isuzu East Africa has declared its return to the Tanzanian market after three years. In the event, it also disclosed its local distributor. The automotive assembler said in a statement that the return aimed at expanding its footprint in the region.The global automotive firm appointed a subsidiary of the Egyptian firm Al Mansour Auto EA (Tanzania) Ltd - a globally esteemed company - as its authorised distributor in the region with effect from July 1, 2020."The investment in this market.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 10th August 2020

Tanzania: AFD lends Euro 230M for electricity, water and sanitation

Permanent Secretary, Mr. Doto M. James, Ministry of Finance and Planning of the Government of Tanzania and Mrs. Stephanie Mouen, French Development Agency (AFD) country Director, signed 3 financing agreements for a total sum of 230 Million Euro (approximately 600 Bn TZS), in the presence of the French Ambassador. These funds are concessional loans targeting at improving electricity access in rural areas, enhancing the security and supply of electricity in Southern Tanzania and.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 7th August 2020

USD 99.89 million road upgrade project confirmed by KeNHA in Kenya

The Government of Kenya, through the state-owned Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA), is planning to undertake a USD 99.89 million Kiambu to Thika road upgrade project, which will see an upgrade of 62 kilometers of road connecting Kiambu Road and Thika Highway at B30 / A2. The road upgrade from Kiambu to Thika begins at Junction B32 / B30 on Kiambu Road and continues through Kirigiti, Riabai, Ngewa, Kibichoi, Nembu, Ichaweri, Gatundu, Kang'oo, Mang'u and ends at Thika.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 7th August 2020

Kenya will rehabilitate the Nakuru-Kisumu railway line from this month

Kenya's national government is expected to begin reconstruction of the old / metre-gauge railway line from Nakuru to Kisumu this month through national railway cooperation (Kenya Railways Corporation). It is according to Philip Mainga, the managing director of Kenya Railways. Mr. Mainga said the project would be carried out within 8-12 months by Kenya Railway Engineers, National Youth Service Women and  local youth. Originally, Kenya intended to hire China's foreign labor on.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 7th August 2020

Kenya seeks a Nairobi Expressway Plan consultant

The Republic of Kenya's national government, through the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works, represented by the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA), a state-owned company formed under the Kenya Roads Act with the mandate to manage, build, rehabilitate and maintain national roads, is in search of a consultancy firm for the ongoing Nairobi Expressway Project.The authority has already published a tender notice valid until August 4th.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 7th August 2020

Kenya on course for $5 billion nuclear plant to power industry

Kenya's nuclear agency submitted impact studies for a $5 billion power plant and reported that it's on course to construct and start operating the facility in about 7 years. By 2030, the country is scheduled to have installed 4 GW of nuclear energy, which will enable it to generate 19 % of its energy consumption tally.The Government plans to multiply its nuclear-power capacity fourfold from a planned initial 1,000 megawatts by 2035, the Nuclear Power and Energy Agency reported on the.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 7th August 2020

Ethiopia gets Euro 117.3m Danske Bank loan to boost energy

The Ethiopian government signed a loan agreement of Euro 117.3 million with Danske Bank A/S to fund the Assela Wind Farm project.The agreement was signed by Ethiopia's Minister of Finance and Mr. Jelsper B. Petterson and Olaf S. Mark Schet, Director and Associate Director of Danske Bank A/S, respectively. The agreement was signed virtually.The total cost of the project is Euro 146 million, of which Euro 117 million loan will be covered by the Danske Bank A/S, according to a statement.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 7th August 2020

Ethiopia signs $800 million geothermal power purchase agreement

Ethiopia has recently signed a power purchase agreement worth $800 million with the developers of a 150 MW geothermal plant.The Horn-of-Africa nation, which is also the second most populated on the continent, has the second biggest electricity deficit in Africa according to the World Bank, with about two thirds of the population requiring a connection to the grid.Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed stated, "Geothermal enhances our energy security by providing constant output power to support.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 7th August 2020



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