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South Africa's largest renewable energy project Redstone CSP set for construction

South Africa’s largest renewable energy project Redstone CSP set for construction

ACWA Power, a leading Saudi developer, investor and operator of power generation and water desalination plants in 13 countries and the lead shareholder in the Redstone concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, announced the commencement...
South African market reels from steel shortages

South African market reels from steel shortages

South Africa has not been spared the global trend of steel shortages created by the coronavirus pandemic. Over the past year, supply chain interruptions were compounded by the quick and necessary national lockdown restrictions. Local...
Coal still rules in South Africa despite progress in renewables

Coal still rules in South Africa despite progress in renewables

Fossil fuels continue to provide a huge share of electricity in South Africa, a new report has shown. The Global Electricity Review 2021 has revealed that although renewables have grown by almost four percentage...
Morocco plans construction of Laayoune bridge

Morocco plans construction of Laayoune bridge

Morocco has confirmed that it will be constructing the  longest bridge in the country, as part of the envisioned Laayoune bypass, Minister for Industry, Trade and New Technologies Abdelkader Amara has said. The Laayoune bridge,...
Opposition mounts on deployment of Cuban engineers in South Africa

Opposition mounts on deployment of Cuban engineers in South Africa

The decision by South Africa to import Cuban engineers to the country could face a major legal challenge from trade union Solidarity which has already sent a legal letter to the ministry of Human...
Total halts work on Mozambique gas project citing insecurity

Total halts work on Mozambique gas project citing insecurity

Total has confirmed that it has withdrawn its personnel from the massive Mozambique LNG project in troubled Cabo Delgado province following a spate of jihadi attacks near the location of the project. Dozens of civilians...
Largest Children’s Hospital in West Africa begins construction

Massey Children’s Hospital begins construction in Lagos

Construction work has commenced at the site designated for the new Massey Street Children’s Hospital located at the Adeniji-Adele Road, Lagos Island. The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says commencement of construction...
Egypt’s largest solar plant, Kom Ombo, receives US$ 114 million financing package

Egypt’s largest solar plant, Kom Ombo, receives US$ 114 million financing package

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development(EBRD), the OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund), the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and Arab Bank today signed a US$ 114 million financing package with ACWA Power for...
Kenya signs deal with Chinese firm to construct LAPSSET road

Kenya signs deal with Chinese firm to construct Lapsset road

Kenya National Highway Authority (KeNHA) and China Communications Construction Company on Monday signed a 17.9 billion shillings (about 166 million U.S. dollars) deal to construct a 453-km road that is part of the Lamu...
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Burundi approves construction of two hydropower projects

The Council of Ministers of the Burundi Government has given a formal and final approval for Songa Energy’s two hydropower projects in Burundi. The minutes of the Council meeting state: “In Burundi, improving the supply and...
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