Andritz Hydro offers to supply equipment for Nachtigal and Lom Pangar projects in Cameroon

The German company Andritz Hydro is offering to supply equipment for the Nachtigal (420 MW) and Lom Pangar projects, Cameroon’s Ministry of Economy recently announced. The Ministry added that negotiations were ongoing with the firm that manufactures turbines, generators, and various equipment used at power plants. It further disclosed that…

Libya ships crude cargo out of Marsa el-Hariga as partial restart begins

A tanker carrying 1 million barrels of Libya’s light sweet Sarir crude has left the port of Marsa el Hariga, shipping sources and tracking data showed Sept. 25, marking the first export out of the country’s eastern terminal since mid-January, when an oil blockade first began. The Suezmax Delta Hellas…

Sudan – South Sudan oil cooperation discussions take place

The Minister of Petroleum of the Republic of South Sudan arrived in Khartoum Tuesday on a visit to Sudan to discuss ways and means of boosting technical cooperation in the field of oil between the two countries. Acting Minister of Energy and Mining Khairi Abdel-Rahman has welcomed the visit, affirming…

Ethiopia okays Danish loan for 100MW Assela wind project

The Ethiopian Parliament this week granted its final approval for the loan agreement signed by Ministry of Finance and Danske Bank for financing for the 100 megawatts Assela Wind Farm Project. This marks the end of financial negotiations and the beginning of the execution phase of the Assela Wind Farm…

Tanzanian region eyes electric car, battery production

THE gold-rich Geita Region will start production of electric cars and batteries beginning next year, it has been disclosed here. The region’s authorities are today expected to sign an agreement with a private investor who will undertake the ambitious project. Regional Commissioner Eng Robert Gabriel told a business forum at…

SA Govt working to procure additional power generation – President Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa says government has gazetted ministerial determinations that will enable the development of more than 11.800 megawatts (MW) of additional power generation. This follows commitments government made in the State of the Nation Address (SONA) in February this year. South Africa currently has in the region of over…

Ghana’s Govt secures amended PPA with CENIT Energy

Government is calling on Independent Power Producers (IPP) to expedite conclusion on their power agreements with the country to help reduce onerous debts as well as provide a stable energy supply for the people of Ghana. This follows successfully secured terms for an amended power purchase agreement (PPA) with CENIT…

Stantec unveils plans for Kenyan facility to treat faecal waste and produce biofuels

Design plans for a faecal waste facility, the Naivasha Treatment Plant (NTPx), in Kenya have been unveiled by Stantec, a global design and engineering firm. The 2-in-1 design is an innovative concept for the treatment of faecal waste and sludge treatment while generating sustainable biomass fuel. Once complete, the 145,000…

NNPC reassures oil marketers on forex availability

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, has given assurance that the Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN) would make forex available to oil marketers. The NNPC GMD stated this at a downstream stakeholders’ meeting held at the NNPC Towers, Abuja at the weeked. Kyari…

PHEDC corrupt, offering poor services – Ibom Power MD

The Managing Director of Ibom Power Plant in Akwa Ibom State, Engr. Mayen Etukudo, said the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHEDC) has been taken over by corruption. He said most of the employees are only interested in bill collection rather than the technical aspects of the job, adding that…