AfrElec Top Story archive

18 October 2017 Week 41

Sweden’s VR Holding wants to move a 600-MW offshore wind development proposed for the coast of Kenya southwards to Tanzanian waters.

11 October 2017 Week 40 Issue 125

Brazilian mining group Vale has awarded Mota-Engil Africa a US$445-million contract to supply mining services to its US$2.068 billion Moatize coal mining project in Mozambique.

04 October 2017 Week 39 Issue 124

Libya last week took a step meant to boost power generation in the eastern part of the country with an agreement with Greece’s Mytilineos to build a new TPP in Tobruk.

27 September 2017, Week 38, Issue 123

Botswana has renewed Tlou Energy’s licence to explore coal bed methane (CBM) resources in five coal concessions in the Mamba Basin in southern Botswana.

20 September 2017 Week 37 Issue 122

Siemens is to modernise 15 converter transformers at Hidroelectrica de Cahora Bassa’s (HCB) Cahora Bassa hydro plant HPP at cost of US$31 million.

13 September 2017 Week 36 Issue 121

State-owned Rwanda Energy Group (REG) power utility has set new energy targets in a bid to meet the requirements of the government’s energy strategy by 2018.

06 September 2017 Week 35 Issue 120

Kenyans are set to pay higher electricity bills because of shilling’s recent fall against the US dollar, as the foreign exchange rate is a major component of monthly bills.

30 August 2017 Week 34 Issue 119

SHELL Petroleum Development Co. has begun production at its Gbaran Ubie Phase 2 project, in Nigeria’s Bayelsa State. The final investment decision (FID) on the plant was taken in June 2013 and...

23 August 2017 Week 33 Issue 118

Uganda has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to build a 350-km, 220-kV cross-border transmission line as part of the African Development Bank’s...

16 August 2017 Week 32 Issue 117

Nigeria’s Dangote Industries and US-based Black Rhino Group signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) last week with the Kano State government for the proposed 100-MW Dangote-Black Rhino Solar...

09 August 2017, Week 31, Issue 116

CAMC Engineering (CAMCE) of China has signed an agreement with Kenya’s Energy Ministry for the construction of the 285-km Garissa-Isiolo transmission line and associated substations.

02 August 2017 Week 30 Issue 115

Egyptian energy authorities reported last week that despite an increase in government-set prices, consumption of electricity by 7% year on year in July

26 July 2017 Week 29 Issue 114

Eskom managed to increase revenues by 4.9% to 177 billion rand (US$11.7 billion) in the year to March, although its debt burden rose by over 50% from 6 billion rand (US$395 million) to 9.4-billion...

19 July 2017 Week 29 Issue 113

Nigeria’s hopes of developing nuclear energy to resolve its electricity crisis took a knock last week.

12 July 2017, Week 27, Issue 112

Tanzania’s parliament has approved two key draft laws which, if enacted, will have far-reaching ramifications on the ownership structure of coal mining and power generation project. The moves come...