AfrElec Top Story archive

22 November 2017 Week 46 Issue 131

Cote d’Ivoire announced last week that the gas-fired Azito combined-cycle power plant’s capacity would be increased by 30 MW with the upgrade of two gas turbines.

15 November 2017 Week 45 Issue 130

Moroccan construction engineer company SINTRAM is to build two small-scale hydro projects with 110 MW of total capacity in Guinea.

08 November 2017 Week 44 Issue 129

South Africa’s nuclear regulator has said an installation site licence for a second nuclear power plant in the country could be expected in June 2018, adding to the uncertainty surrounding the...

01 November 2017 Week 43 Issue 128

Zambia's state-run ZESCO and SNEL of Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) have started pre-construction work to develop a 1,000-MW HPP on the  Luapula River, which forms their common boundary...

25 October 2017 Week 42 Issue 127

US-backed Platinum Power has pre-qualified seven consortia for the design, construction and commissioning of the 365-MW Makay HPP on the Nyong River in Central Cameroon.

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...