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GE to build massive Thermal Power Plant in Ghana

By on February 13, 2015 in Power, Thermal with 0 Comments
GE to build massive Thermal Power Plant in Ghana

General Electric (GE) is to build a 1,200-megawatt thermal power plant in Ghana to come on-stream in the next five years in a bid to address the West African country’s power deficit. Reuters reports that CEO Jeff Immelt said after a meeting with President John Mahama the US company will also provide emergency power systems […]

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Zimbabwe Power Projects Commence

By on January 16, 2015 in Hydro, Power, Thermal with 0 Comments
Zimbabwe Power Projects Commence

Mega power deals sealed by President Mugabe in China in 2013 have taken off, with construction already underway at key projects expected to add 1,500 megawatts to the national grid. The projects are 1. Kariba South Hydro Power Station (300MW), 2. Hwange Thermal Power Station expansion (600MW) and 3. construction of the Gwayi-Shangani Thermal Power Station […]

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South Africa Private sector needs to ‘help keep lights on’

By on November 7, 2014 in Generation with 0 Comments
South Africa Private sector needs to ‘help keep lights on’

Eskom’s recent request for customers to reduce energy consumption, even if it means cutting production, along with arranged blackouts, poses a real threat to the growth of the South African economy. This is according to Manie de Waal, head of sales of Energy Partners, an energy solutions provider. “The full financial effect of load shedding […]

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KenGen looking at Private Partnerships

By on October 29, 2014 in Generation with 0 Comments
KenGen looking at Private Partnerships

State-controlled Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has announced that it wanted to team up with private investors for the first time to build geothermal power plants that would come on stream by 2016. Reuters Africa reports that KenGen’s plan is part of Kenya’s ambition to add 5,000 megawatts (MW) of capacity by 2017, against a […]

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Chinese labour not wanted in Zimbabwe, minister warns

By on October 27, 2014 in Generation, Policy, Regulation with 0 Comments
Chinese labour not wanted in Zimbabwe, minister warns

Zimbabwe’s Energy Minister Dzikamai Mavhaire has warned a Chinese company which was handed a $1.5bn contract to boost electricity generation in the country against bringing labourers from Beijing. New Zimbabwe reports that Mavhaire was speaking at the conclusion of the deal with Chinese company Synohydro for the addition of two new units at the coal-fired […]

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Africa’s power generation set to quadruple

By on October 23, 2014 in Generation, Power with 0 Comments
Africa’s power generation set to quadruple

The International Energy Agency’s first Africa Energy Outlook has shown that power generation capacity in Africa will quadruple from 2020 to 2040, giving nearly a billion people access to electricity, reports Fin24. ‘Reform programmes are starting to improve efficiency and to bring in new capital, including from private investors, and grid-based generation capacity quadruples in […]

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World Bank to Grant Senegal Funds for Thermal Power Plant

By on October 1, 2014 in Generation, Power, Thermal with 0 Comments
World Bank to Grant Senegal Funds for Thermal Power Plant

The World Bank signed agreements for the Tobene Independent Power Project, a heavy fuel oil-fired power plant, in Taiba Ndiaye in Senegal. These included a US122-million dollar financing agreement arranged by International Finance Corporation (IFC) and a US40-million equivalent International Development Association partial risk guarantee project agreement. The project will provide power to more than […]

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Linc Energy scoops deal with Tanzania for coal gasification to power plant

By on September 17, 2014 in Coal, Generation, Power with 0 Comments
Linc Energy scoops deal with Tanzania for coal gasification to power plant

Australian oil and gas company Linc Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Tanzania to develop a 400MW coal gasification to power plant in the East African country. Signed between Linc Energy, the National Development Corporation (NDC) of Tanzania and Olympic Exploration, an oil and gas drilling company from Texas, the MOU specifies […]

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Nigeria, US Sign MoU To Build US$2.5bn Power Plant

By on August 11, 2014 in Generation, Power, Thermal with 0 Comments
Nigeria, US Sign MoU To Build US$2.5bn Power Plant

At least 15,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity is expected to be added to the national grid following an agreement signed between Nigeria and Global Edison Corporation for the construction of a US$2.5 billion gas-powered plant. The plant to be located in Anambra State is part a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between Nigeria and the […]

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Zest Energy to commission Diesel Power Plant in Zambia

By on August 11, 2014 in Generation, Power, Thermal with 0 Comments
Zest Energy to commission Diesel Power Plant in Zambia

Zest Energy is moving towards commissioning its first reference site for diesel power generation in Zambia. The order was placed by Mopani Copper Mines in August 2013 and calls for the supply and installation of a 12 MVA diesel power plant. The scope of this project comprises the supply of six Perkins 4016 TAG2 diesel […]

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