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Africa needs $20b annually to address power shortage-report

Africa needs $20b annually to address power shortage-report

Africa would need at least $20 billion per year of new energy infrastructure investment to achieve a minimal level of universal energy access across the continent, a new research paper has shown. The paper titled-Bringing...
Mainstream dominates REIPPPP tender in South Africa

Mainstream dominates REIPPPP tender in South Africa

Global wind and solar company, Mainstream Renewable Power, today announces that 12 of its projects have won preferred bidder status in Round 5 of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). The...
Africa REN launches the construction of the largest solar plant in Burkina Faso

Africa REN launches the construction of the largest solar plant in Burkina Faso

Africa REN, a pioneer in clean infrastructures in Africa, announces it has launched the construction of the Kodeni Solar power plant, near Bobo-Dioulasso, in Burkina Faso. With an installed capacity of 38MW, Kodeni Solar...
Construction starts on Lekki Deep Seaport in Nigeria

Construction starts on Lekki Deep Seaport in Nigeria

Construction of Lekki Deep Seaport  a project that has been in the pipeline for years has kicked off in earnest, the management of Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise has announced. Breakwater construction has kicked off on...
East Africa Community approves US$55b infrastructure projects

East Africa Community approves US$55b infrastructure projects

The East Africa Community has approved US$55b to be used in infrastructure development in the region. The fund was approved last week during the fourth extra-ordinary sectoral council of Transport, Communication and Metereology (TCM) during...

Qatar Airways takes majority stake in Bugesera Airport project

Rwanda has brought in Qatar Airways to help in the construction of new Bugesera Airport following the cancellation of an initial deal that involved Portuguese investor Mota Engil. Rwanda’s Infrastructure Minister Claver Gatete said the...
Scatec gets 273 MW solar projects in South Africa's REIPPP tender

Scatec gets 273 MW solar projects in South Africa’s REIPPP tender

Scatec has been awarded Preferred Bidder status on three solar projects totaling 273 MW, by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy in South Africa under the Renewable Energy IPP Procurement Programme (REIPPP). “This is...
Chinese firms ink deal to construct $1.3bln railway line in Tanzania

Chinese firms ink deal to construct $1.3bln railway line in Tanzania

Two Chinese companies have signed an agreement to construct a railway line in Tanzania to connect its main port to neighbouring countries. China Civil Engineering Construction and China Railway Construction will construct the $1.3-billion (1-billion-euro) railway...
Huawei sets up smartphone warehouse in South Africa

Huawei sets up smartphone warehouse in South Africa

Technology firm Huawei is finalizing the construction of a major warehouse in South Africa which it says will boost the company’s long-term plan for the country. The warehouse, the company says, would see improved customer...
Financial closure achieved for biggest solar plant in Namibia

Financial closure achieved for biggest solar plant in Namibia

In Brief Located in the area around Mariental, installed capacity for the biggest solar plant in Namibia will be 45.5 MWp for an output of 37 MWac and the plant will be one of...
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