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Algeria postpones oil and gas bids to accommodate foreign companies

 The government of Algeria has confirmed postponement of the oil and gas bids for its plants till end of September this year.   This comes after the government submitted to the request by international energy companies to delay the process further, to allow some foreign more time to assess the potential of all the fields.   ALNAFT, an energy agency that is handling bids said earlier this year June that the delay would be effected until September 4.   The.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 15th September 2014

Nigeria: China Indicates More Interest in Nigeria's Oil, Gas

 MR Liu Kan, the Consul-General of the Consulate General of People's Republic of China in Lagos, on Thursday expressed his country's growing interest in Nigeria's oil and gas industry.   Liu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that China would also depend on Nigeria to satisfy the demand of her increasing population for crude oil and gas.   "China is the most populous nation in the world and her demand for oil and gas is increasing by the.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 15th September 2014

Ethiopia: New UK Company Acquires Oil Exploration Blocks in Ogaden

 A new UK-based company, Delonex Energy Limited, two weeks ago acquired oil exploration blocks in the Ogaden basin, in eastern Ethiopia.   Delonex Energy is an oil and gas exploration company focused on sub-Saharan Africa. In a statement issued on August 25, Delenox Energy said that the Ethiopian Ministry of Mines had awarded it an exploration license in the Ogaden basin.   The license area covers blocks 18, 19, and 21, located in the Abred-Ferfer area, with a total.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 15th September 2014

Nigeria: Access Expansion Drive - FG Leverages On Draft National Policy On Renewable Energy

 The Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo has disclosed that the proposed National Policy on Renewable Energy and energy efficiency has been conceived by Government to drive its quest for electricity expansion nation-wide.   The Minister, who was represented by his Senior Special Assistant, Prof, Chidi Onyia, averred that the proposed policy framework that will drive renewable energy issues is a product that would be well accepted internally and externally. He thus urged.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 15th September 2014

Ethiopia: Geothermal Plant to Be Operational in April - Ministry

 Ethiopia is striving for the operation of the Aluto-Langano geothermal power plant with installed capacity of 70mw power in this fiscal year, the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy said.   Energy Study and Development Follow-up Director, Gosaye Mengistie said over 78 percent of construction of the geothermal plant has so far been finalized.   It is expected that the plant will commence operation in April.   Launched in 2013, the expansion of the.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 15th September 2014

Saudi Arabi agrees to supply Zambia with petroleum

 Zambia and Saudi Arabia have agreed terms on a possible government-to-government deal that will enable the oil-rich Middle East country to supply the mineral-rich State with petroleum in bulk on a long-term basis. Mines, Energy and Water Development Minister Christopher Yaluma said in an interview that Saudi Arabia had agreed to supply Zambia with significant quantities of petroleum on a government-to-government contract to be signed soon. Mr Yaluma disclosed that a delegation.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 15th September 2014

Kenya and Norway to sign petroleum resources agreement

 Kenya and Norway will sign an agreement on petroleum resources to help the east African country manage new oil discoveries, Norway’s new ambassador to Kenya was quoted as saying. “We are considering a long-term agreement with Kenya’s ministry of energy and petroleum on effective and socially responsible management of petroleum resources,” Victor Ronneberg said, according to a note issued by Kenya’s Presidential Strategic Communications.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 15th September 2014

Link Zambia 8000 road project is driving demand for earth-moving equipments

Dr Guy Scott, the vice president of Zambia has said that the recently unveiled phase of Link Zambia 8000 road project is driving demand for earth-moving equipments in the country. Scott’s message was read by Labour and Social Security Minister Fackson Shamenda in the unveiling of the plaque at the U.S$ 14m Barloworld Equipment Kitwe facility. Scott said the Link Zambia project was creating new opportunities for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) leading their own contracts.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 12th September 2014

Construction of US$ 7.66b new modderfontein city in South Africa

Hong Kong- listed property development Group Shanghai Zendai will be constructing a US$ 7.66bn new Modderfontein City in South Africa starting next year. The project will comprise construction of a university, schools and a contemporary African gallery. Development of infrastructure, among them a Gautrain station planned for the next four to five years, is part of construction works awarded about US$ 273m. The city will mainly host international residents, local middle class and.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 12th September 2014

US$1.2bn new fertilizer production plant to be built in Kenya

The Government of Kenya has signed an agreement with Toyota Tsusho Corporation, which will see the global car maker construct a US$1.2bn fertilizer plant in Eldoret, Kenya. The project involving construction of the new fertilizer production plant will be implemented in two phases, where the first phase will see construction of a Nitrogen Potassium Calcium (NPK) production plant, while the second phase will see Toyota construct a plant for the production of Diammonium Phosphate.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 12th September 2014

Uganda: 13 firms bid for JLOS House construction

The justice ministry has been receiving bids since June 12 when they announced expression of interest for construction of the complex to be called JLOS House. The complex will be constructed under a Public, Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement, according to a statement from JLOS. Jim Mugunga, the finance ministry spokesperson told New Vision Online that funds from government were available to finance the government component for the complex whose bids are to be opened today (Friday).... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 11th September 2014

Kenya: NHC to Build 40 Housing Units in Kisii

THE National Housing Corporation will construct 40 housing units in Kisii Town. NHC general manager in charge of technical operations Willis Ouma said the two bedroom units will be built at Nyanchwa estate in the outskirts of Kisii town. Speaking at Deputy Governor Joash Maangi's office last Friday, Ouma said the five-storey blocks will reduce the housing shortage in Kisii town. Maangi said the county has a high number of workers who do not have houses due to the.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 11th September 2014



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