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Mtwara Port in Tanzania set for a major upgrade

 The discovery of oil and gas in the Mtwara and Lindi regions in Tanzania is the main reason for the upgrade process Mtwara port is to undergo. The two regions have the largest share of the 43 trillion cubic feet of natural gas discovered in Tanzania.   Mtwara port manager, Musiba Fikili, said that the port management will undertake two major steps in order to deal with the rise in number of cargo the port handles annually. The management hopes that the amount of cargo.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 24th September 2014

Italian firm to develop two solar plants in South Africa

 Italian energy company TerniEnergia has signed a deal with an unnamed utility firm to develop two solar plants in South Africa for US$197.3mn The two plants will have a combined installed capacity of 148.5MW, the company said in a statement. The first 82.5MW plant would be installed in Paleisheuwel, Western Cape, while the second 66MW plant would be built at Tom Burke. According to the agreement, the Italian company’s subsidiary TerniaEnergy Projects will carry out all.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 22nd September 2014

China to transfer renewable energy technology to Africa

 China to work on a US$2.7mn project with Ghana to transfer renewable energy technology to the African nation Officials from the the Chinese and Ghanian governments consolidated the partnership, according to a report from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Entitled ’China-Ghana-South-South Cooperation on Renewable Energy Technology Transfer’, the alliance marks the objective of the Chinese government to transfer renewable energy technologies that will.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 22nd September 2014

Over US$ 1bn worth wind power plants to be completed in Egypt within 3 years

 A network of wind power farms, with 600-megawatts will be set up in Egypt in three years. This is according to Egyptian Vice President Wael Hamdy. El Sewedy Electric, which is the company planning to build the farms, will start on measuring wind speeds, assessing key environments and carrying out topographic studies in relation to the wind power plants project.   Elsewedy Electric was named on July as the winner of the state tender to set up six wind power plants in.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 22nd September 2014

Egypt to tender for 8Gw power generation projects

    Egypt is planning to offer two tenders for projects that will see it add 8GW of coal power, wind and solar, according to Minister of Investment Ashraf Salman. The Minister said last week that two coal power plants will be constructed in the 2014/2015 fiscal year (as part of the overall plan), and will help the country meet the growing need for electricity.   A power generation project relating to generating 4Gw of power from wind and solar, as part of the.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 22nd September 2014

Zimbabwe to Get 1200MW Thermal Power Station

    A 1200 MW thermal power station and a coal mine are set to be constructed in Western Zimbabwe, after three firms from China came up with the proposal. These projects will help cut down on power shortages in a country where only 1100MW of power is being produced at the moment. This is just half of what consumers really need.   The three companies under the thermal power station deal are Shanghai Electric, Shenergy Co Ltd and Nan Jiang Group, whose partnership.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 22nd September 2014

Power sector investment ll hit $20bn in 2017 NERC

    Investment in electricity will average $20bn per annum in 2017, the Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Mr. Sam Amadi, has said. Amadi spoke at a seminar tagged, ‘Dividends of Privatisation of the Nigerian Power Sector’, organised by the financial services group of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Amadi, who was represented by the Head of NERC South West, Zonal Office, Mr. Michael Falosey, said there would also.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 19th September 2014

Kenya oil resources to almost double with more drilling

 Kenya expects its estimate of oil resources to almost double to 1 Bbbl as well-drilling climbs and the government forges ahead with plans to build an export pipeline, an energy ministry official said. Tullow Oil Plc. and its partner Africa Oil Corp. have discovered an estimated 600 MMbbl of oil in the South Lokichar basin since announcing the country’s first crude find in March 2012. The discovery has spurred the East African nation to accelerate.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 19th September 2014

US$ 331m to be spent on road network expansion in Ethiopia

      The Addis Ababa City Roads Authority (AACRA) has set aside US$331m for roads in the Addis Ababa city, Ethiopia. The city of Addis Ababa presently has a road network covering 4671km, which is expected to be increased to 5275km.   The project seeks to add 600km of road to the city’s road network. The Akaki Kaliti-Tulu Dimtu road will also be expanded, and reconstruction of the Akaki Bridge as part of this project, will also take place. Addis Ababa.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 19th September 2014

Phase II of PDGM gas distribution project to kick off in Mozambique

 The second phase of distribution of Maputo and Marracuene Natural Gas Distribution Project (PDGM) is set to begin in a few days, according to Mozambique’s National Hydrocarbon Company (ENH). This is after the signing of contract last Friday, between ENH-Kogas and Kogas-Mocambique, the sole contractor in the whole process.   Phase II of the Maputo and Marracuene Natural Gas Distribution Project will entail construction of a branch pipeline from outer Maputo suburb of.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 19th September 2014

Eren Holdings to invest in a new cement production plant in Cameroon

    CEO of Turkish Eren Holdings has signed an investment agreement that will see the company undertake a new project, involving construction of a new cement production plant in Cameroon. The agreement was signed last week between the CEO and government of Cameroon.   The new cement plant will be constructed by Eren, through its local subsidiary, Medcem Cameroon.   Expected to be operational in 2015, the cement production plant will, at start, produce 600,.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 19th September 2014

Construction of Nairobi s tallest tower now awaits court s approval

 Construction of Hazina Trade Centre into what is to be Nairobi’s tallest tower has been stalled, pending a court ruling to be made in seven days. The project was being undertaken by the National social Security Fund (NSSF) at a cost of US$ 75m.   The construction project had been challenged by Nakumatt Holdings, whose Nakumatt Lifestyle branch is housed in the current building. NSSF owns the Hazina Trade Centre. This is after the supermarket obtained temporary.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 19th September 2014



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