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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Mozambique to build two hydropower plants

By on July 1, 2014 in Hydro, Renewables with 0 Comments

Mozambique has approved a US$1.8billion plan to build two hydropower plants to meet growing energy demand in the central province of Tete, home to some of the world’s largest untapped coal reserves, a government minister said on Wednesday.Unlisted Brazilian engineering group ATP Engenharia Ltda won a US$1.2bn contract to build a 600 megawatt (MW) hydropower […]

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Upgrading dam infrastructure in Angola

By on June 24, 2014 in Hydro, Renewables with 0 Comments

As part of the Angolan government’s ongoing efforts to provide improved basic services, such as water to residents, global engineering, management and specialist technical services provider Aurecon is increasingly becoming involved in projects focused on the reconstruction, rehabilitation and upgrading of Angola’s infrastructure. Aurecon has drawn on its extensive experience in water engineering and infrastructure to assist the Angolan government in the rehabilitation and upgrading of dams as part of its […]

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Ethiopia may supply power to Yemen

By on February 24, 2014 in Generation, Hydro, Power with 0 Comments

Ethiopian officials have confirmed that they are looking into a potential electricity deal with Yemen, says a report in Yemen Post. However, the commercial feasibility of the project has yet to be proven.Misikir Negash, public relations heads for the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation, was quoted as saying that the idea was not yet supported by study. […]

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Poor rains threaten Kenyan power

By on January 27, 2014 in Generation, Hydro, Power with 0 Comments

Poor rainfall and resulting low dam levels may plunge Kenya into a power crisis because of the country’s heavy dependence on hydropower. According to state-controlled power generator KenGen, the water levels in the Seven Forks dams were now at 1 050.6 metres (m), against their spilling levels of 1050.5 m. The levels are projected to fall […]

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Nigeria closes US$ 1.3 billion hydro deal

By on October 8, 2013 in Hydro with 0 Comments

The government of Nigeria has signed an agreement with a consortium of China National Electric and Engineering Corporation and SinoHydro for the construction of the 700 MW(megawatt) Zungeru hydro-electric power project. Three quarters of the project is being financed by a major Chinese bank, to the tune of US$1.3-billion dollars, and the remaining quarter is likely to be […]

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East Africa Economic Report: Uganda set to be the Hydro power giant in EAC

By on August 12, 2013 in Hydro with 0 Comments

East Africa Economic Report: Uganda set to be the Hydro power giant in EAC: Proposed Karuma Hydro Dam: the largest in EAC UGANDA IS SET TO BECOME the hydro power giant in east Africa. It has already awarded cont…

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Uganda’s Karuma Dam finally to be Built

By on July 1, 2013 in Hydro with 0 Comments

Within two weeks, work at Uganda’s Karuma power plant is expected to start after government awarded Chinese firm Sinohydro the tender to build the 600 megawatt (MW) dam. Energy Minister Irene Muloni signed the contract on behalf of the government, while Zhanga Yunli, chairman of Sinohydro Corporation, signed for the Chinese. “The government of the […]

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Nile dam raises tensions between Egypt, Ethiopia

By on June 18, 2013 in Conflict, Geopolitics, Hydro with 0 Comments

Tensions between Egypt and Ethiopia are rising after Ethiopia began diverting the water of a Nile River tributary to build the continent’s biggest hydroelectric power plant. Despite criticism from Egypt, Ethiopia says construction of the dam will proceed.Ethiopia summoned the Egyptian ambassador to demand an explanation after Egyptian politicians were overheard on a live broadcast […]

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DRC – Inga 1 hydro-power site to be refurbished

By on June 7, 2013 in Hydro with 0 Comments

Voith, a German engineering company, signed a deal worth more than US 74-million dollars with Democratic Republic of Congo’s electricity utility to refurbish part of the Inga 1 hydro-power site.The closely held company, based in Heidenheim, will refurbish two generating plants of Societe Nationale d’Electricite, or SNEL, that produce a combined 110 megawatts (MW) of […]

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