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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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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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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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Mozambique’s project-financed IPP is a first

By on August 6, 2014 in Generation, Power, Thermal with 0 Comments
Mozambique’s project-financed IPP is a first

Standard Bank provided US170-million dollars in debt financing to help build a 118MW gas-fired power plant in Ressano Garcia, Mozambique. The transaction, funded with 75% senior debt and 5% sub-ordinated debt with a door-to-door tenure of 12 years, is the first project-financed independent power producer (IPP) initiative to reach financial close in Mozambique. The government awarded Gigawatt […]

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Generators to back up Kansanshi mine in Zambia

By on July 19, 2014 in Generation, Power, Thermal with 0 Comments
Generators to back up Kansanshi mine in Zambia

Zest WEG Group is supplying containerized generator sets to First Quantum Mineral’s Kansanshi mine in Zambia. The order includes three 1 500 kilovolt ampere (kVA) and two 1 250 kVA generator sets.  Bruce McCracken, sales manager for Zest WEG Group’s generator set division says each package comprises a Cummins QSK50G3 diesel engine coupled to a single bearing alternator […]

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Globeleq acquisition of +300 MW of capacity in Cameroon

By on July 2, 2014 in Generation, Power, Thermal with 0 Comments

Globeleq has completed the acquisition of majority interest in more than 300 MW of generation capacity in Cameroon. Through Globeleq’s majority owned independent power generation companies, Kribi Power Development Corporation and Dibamba Power Development Corporation, the company will own and operate the 216 MW natural gas-fired Kribi and the 86 MW heavy fuel oil-fired Dibamba […]

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Construction of LNG plant in Kenya to begin in August 2014

By on July 1, 2014 in Generation, Power, Thermal with 0 Comments

Construction of the natural gas-fired power generating plant at Dongo Kundu in Mombasa, Kenya will commence in August 2014. According to Ministry of Energy officials, the groundbreaking ceremony for the 800MW plant will be held on August 27, once the government concludes the tender award process. The investor will finance construction of the plant and […]

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Power ships to be built for Ghana

By on June 27, 2014 in Generation, Power, Thermal with 0 Comments

Turkish power-ship maker Karadeniz Holding is to provide two electricity-generating vessels to Ghana in a 10 year supply deal. Karadeniz builds what are effectively floating power stations which plug into electricity grids after berthing. They run on fuel oil but can use natural gas as an alternative. The Ghana investment is Karadeniz Holding’s first in […]

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