AfrElec Top Story archive

23 May 2018 Week 20 Issue 155

General Electric (GE) is to acquire a 20% equity stake in Kenya’s 1,050-MW Lamu coal-to-power project in return for gaining the project's engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract...

16 May 2018 Week 19 Issue 154

The Zimbabwean government has agreed terms with China’s Sinohydro to extend the coal-fired Hwange TPP by 600 MW after a final financing deal with Chinese lenders was reached for the US$1.1 billion...

09 May 2018 Week 18 Issue 153

Namibia plans to reduce capacity at the planned Kudu TPP from 850 MW to 442.5 MW after failing to secure power off-take agreements with South Africa and Zambia.

02 May 2018 Week 17 Issue 152

Finland’s Wartsila has won a contract to design and build the 130-MW Malicounda combined-cycle TPP in Senegal.

25 April 2018 Week 16 Issue 151

France’s Engie and investment firm Meridiam have been awarded contracts to develop two solar photovoltaic (PV) with 60 MW of total capacity in Senegal at a tariff of below 0.04 euros (US$0.05) per...

18 April 2018 Week 15 Issue 150

China’s TBEA Sunoasis has begun construction of four solar power plants at the Benban Solar Energy Park in Egypt’s Aswan Province.

11 April 2018 Week 14 Issue 149

South Africa’s Energy Minister Jeff Radebe signed off on 27 outstanding renewable energy agreements with independent power producers (IPPs) on April 4 after more than two years of delays.

04 April 2018 Week 13 Issue 148

GE aims to commission the 240-MW Afam power project in Nigeria’s Rivers State by July in order to fulfil its US$186 million power deal with the Nigerian government.

28 March 2018 Week 12 Issue 147

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has issued a US$73.9 million grant to Burkina Faso’s government to finance the Nigeria-Niger-Benin-Togo-Burkina Faso electricity interconnection project.

21 March 2018 Week 11 Issue 146

Alten Energias Renovables subsidiary Alten Africa has achieved financial closure for the 45.5-MW Hardap solar project near Mariental in central Namibia, which could meet around 3% of the country’s...

13 March 2018 Week 10 Issue 145

German development finance institution KfW has withheld funding for Uganda’s 70 billion shilling (US$19.2 million) Nyagak III HPP.

07 March 2018 Week 09 Issue 144

Anglo American announced last week it has completed the sale of its Eskom-tied thermal coal operations valued at US$164 million to South Africa’s majority black-owned and -controlled Seriti...

28 February 2018 Week 08 Issue 143

Ethiopia and Djibouti have confirmed plans to build a second cross-border link to connect the two countries’ transmission systems.

20 February 2018 Week 07 Issue 445

The Africa Export and Import Bank (Afreximbank) has agreed to provide loans to revamp Zimbabwe’s Harare TPP and to expand the Hwange TPP.

14 February 2018, Issue 141, Week 06

A consortium of two Chinese companies has picked up a contract to complete the 428 km, 400 kV power transmission project began by bankrupt Spanish firm Isolux Corsán.