Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Burkina Faso is now home to West Africa’s biggest solar farm, a 33-megawatt plant located in the town of Zatubi, outside the capital Ouagadougou. Built at a cost of $56.7 million, the 55-hectare (approximately 135-acre) farm is expected to power...
Following prolonged delays in the expansion of the Hwange Thermal Power Station, due to financial constraints, the project has secured $116 million to proceed. The Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) is set to receive equity contributions from Standard Bank South Africa...
Egypt’s ministry of power will offer tenders in the first quarter of 2018 for the development of solar power plants with a cumulative capacity of 500MW. Arab and international companies presented their offers to the New and Renewable Energy Authority...
Guinea will be allowed $650 million in non-concessional borrowing under a new three-year International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme, allowing it to boost spending on infrastructure projects, the finance minister said on Tuesday. The IMF is itself lending Guinea - Africa's...
Exxon Mobil Corp. resumed talks with Ghana Oil Co. as the oil supermajor nears a deadline to find a local partner for the exploration of crude at an offshore field, according to people familiar with the matter. Talks between Exxon and...
Rooftop solar provider, Off Grid Electric, in partnership with EDF, are set to expand their off-grid solar solutions offering to households in Ghana. Off Grid Electric has secured the largest venture equity investment worth US $55m in Series D funding...
EnergyNet will host the second Regional Energy Co-operation Summit in Côte d’Ivoire from 24-25 January 2018 – a strategic platform for project evolution and partnership development. The conference will discuss opportunities for cross-border power projects and potential gas investments...
The Danish power plant specialist Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor (BWSC), in consortium with MAN Diesel and Turbo (MDT), has been awarded US$150.26mn contract to build a 120MW gas-fired power plant in Benin The project entails construction of a whole...
Crude oil prices rose above $70 a barrel yesterday, signalling that production cuts by the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC had helped in tightening supplies. International Benchmark Brent crude oil sold for $70.13 per barrel during...
ZIMBABWE has become a magnet for billionaire global firms such as General Electric (GE) and the Enel Group of Italy, in what is seen by observers as a massive vote of confidence in the country’s investment opportunities and critically,...
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