Rolls-Royce supplies gas gensets for Ghana power project

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Rolls-Royce has delivered 36 MTU Onsite Energy natural-gas-powered gensets to the Tema thermal power plant in Ghana The MTU gensets will produce 1,560kW of electric power and feed 56MW into the Ghana’s public grid. (Image Source: MTU) The VRA Tema Read More …

GE’s gas engine technology for Tanzanian heat and power plant

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Clarke Energy will be supplying GE’s high-efficiency, gas-engines to Said Salim Bakhresa & Co (Bakhresa) for a combined heat and power plant project in Tanzania The companies expect the plant’s deployment to help Bakhresa reduce its operating costs. Tanzania has large Read More …

Sunrise Energy: CMR Marine (Clough) Secures Saldanha Bay LPG Contract

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Clough today announced that Sunrise Energy has awarded CMR Marine, part of Clough, the contract for the construction of the marine facilities and overland pipeline. The scope of work includes fabrication, installation and commissioning of a five kilometre long LPG Read More …

Extol Energy and Riverstone Holdings pursue power investment opportunities

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Extol Energy LLC and private investment firm Riverstone Holdings LLC have announced an agreement to pursue investment, operation, and commercialisation opportunities in conventional power generation. Extol is led by the former management team of Topaz Power Management, LP which managed Read More …

African energy producers gearing up to supply Eskom

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SA could import power from IPPs like Shumba Energy in Botswana. African energy companies are gearing up to supply South Africa with electricity following the publication of the determination by the Department of Energy (DOE) to procure as much as Read More …

The Abraaj Group Launches Energy Development Arm

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Abraaj will address the large power deficit in growth markets where a lack of bankable projects is inhibiting economic development Themis Energy will support energy infrastructure projects from concept to operations across target markets London, United Kingdom, 16 March 2016: Read More …

Access Power & partners launch construction of Ugandan solar plant

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On Thursday, Dubai-based Access Power and French EREN Renewable Energy (EREN) launched the construction of a 10MW solar plant in Uganda. The $19 million photovoltaic project, based in Soroti northeast of Kampala, will be owned and operated by Access Uganda Read More …

Next Phase of De Aar Project launched in South Africa

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Minister of Energy in South Africa, Tina Joemat-Pettersson, oversaw the launch of the next phase of the Solar Capital De Aar project in the Northern Cape province on March 17. The second phase of the project adds 75 MW of Read More …

Power Grid Boost Planned for Nigeria – Federal Gov’t

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Nigeria unveiled plans to add an additional 1,206 MW of electricity to the national grid, using renewable energy. According to Power, Works and Housing Minister, Raji Babatunde Fashola, the project is expected to start as soon as plans have reached Read More …

Uganda kicks off Solar PV Project

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Uganda broke ground on East Africa’s largest solar PV project on March 17. The ground breaking ceremony was attended by representatives from the Ugandan Ministry of Energy and project developers EREN Renewable Energy and Access Power (Dubai, UAE). The 10-MW Read More …

African energy ministers, policymakers & investors to attend energy event in DC

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Sub Saharan Africa is at the forefront of the energy transition with some of the greatest challenges and best opportunities in the world. Without any doubt, innovative financing and the ability to deliver and most importantly fast track the deployment of the Read More …

Eastern Cape Finance On Renewable Energy Sector – South Africa

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Black community and business participation in the Eastern Cape’s flourishing renewable energy sector is set to grow as supplier support initiatives pay off says the Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism. The department, which was hosting Read More …

Mozambique at the heart of Southern African development as regional players gather

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Gigawatt Mozambique announced this week a $200-million investment into Mozambique’s power sector, alongside several global stakeholders including Standard Bank and the World Bank, amongst many others. The investment will assist in harnessing Mozambique’s natural-gas resources, which will further benefit many Read More …

Sustained investment in Energy & Agriculture to drive Africa’s economic transformation, Tony Elumelu

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Chairman, Heirs Holdings, UBA Plc and Transcorp Plc, Tony Elumelu, has stressed that sustained investments in agriculture and energy can lead to economic transformation across the continent. Speaking to the African business leaders at the 4th International African Development Forum Read More …

Dangote Group will generate 12,000 megawatts of electricity for Nigeria by 2018

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Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote group, says his conglomerate should be selling foreign exchange to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) by 2020. Dangote, who is the richest African alive, also said the problem with Nigeria should not be blamed Read More …