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Namaacha wind project in Mozambique starts construction

Construction of the first wind power farm in southern Mozambique has started in earnest. Namaacha wind project is expected to be the first IPP wind project operational in the Mozambique. Located in an area...
Swedfund invests $12m in the SET Fund

Swedfund invests $12m in the SET Fund

Swedfund, the Swedish development finance institution, has committed $12m to SunFunder’s Solar Energy Transformation (SET) Fund. The investment will contribute to increased access to electricity and the increased generation of renewable energy in emerging...
First turbine of Goldwind Excelsior wind farm connected to grid

First turbine of Goldwind Excelsior wind farm connected to grid

On August 21, 2020, the first wind turbine of Goldwind Excelsior Wind Farm was successfully connected to the grid. Excelsior Wind Farm is located in Western Cape, the southernmost point of the African continent. With...
South Africa floats tender to boost power supply

South Africa floats tender to boost power supply

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has issued the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (RMIPPPP). The RMIPPPP is a direct response to the short-term electricity...
Niger's Gorou Banda Solar plant to begin construction

Niger’s Gorou Banda Solar plant to begin construction

Construction of Gorou Banda Solar power plant Niamey is set to begin two years after inauguration, thanks to the move by the Council of Ministers of Niger to adopted a bill, which declares the...
Construction of second container terminal in Abidjan imminent

Construction of second container terminal in Abidjan imminent

Contracts were signed this month with the China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), for the construction of second container terminal in Abidjan also known as Côte d’Ivoire Terminal (CIT). CIT is scheduled to be operational...
KenGen wants consultant for waste to energy plant in Nairobi

KenGen wants consultant for waste to energy plant in Nairobi

Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen) is seeking for suitable consultant to conduct a feasibility study for construction and operation of a Waste to Energy Plant at the Dandora Dumpsite in Nairobi. Through a tender...
Construction of Namibia-Botswana mega solar project imminent

Construction of Namibia-Botswana mega solar project imminent

The signing of an agreement between Namibia and Botswana to construct a mega solar photovoltaic project is imminent, Namibian Minister for Mines and Energy Tom Alweendo has shared. A full feasibility study will then follow...
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South Africa banks on qualified welders to boost economic recovery

Welding is a scarce skill in South Africa with a resultant shortage of suitably qualified welders, who are equipped to meet the required skill level for new and existing projects. The current situation follows...
Mozambique gas project faces danger from insurgent group

Mozambique gas project faces danger from insurgent group

When large reserves of natural gas were discovered off the coast of Cabo Delgado province eight years ago, Mozambique was well on its way to become one of the the top largest producers of...
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