Issue 228 - 30 Mar 2012
The government has announced funding from the African Development Fund and Japanese Agency for International Co-operation (Jica) to finance its electricity transmission and distribution grid; Andritz on 19 March announced that its Andritz Hydro unit had received an estimated E45m ($59m) order to rebuild and rehabilitate two more 178MW units at the Inga II hydropower plant; Companies have until 30 April to bid for a number of lots of African Development Bank (AfDB)-funded equipment; Companies have until 23 April to prequalify for an African Development Fund grant-financed rural electrification project; The US Trade and Development Agency has awarded a $666,619 grant to Société Nationale des Transports et de la Logistique for a feasibility study on a 1.5MW solar PV rooftop pilot project in Mohammedia; There have been reports from Zimbabwe that Hidroeléctrica de Cahora Bassa (HCB) in mid-March halted exports to troubled state utility Zesa Holdings; Agence Sénégalaise de l’Electrification Rurale (ASER) is looking to draw up a shortlist of six consultants to oversee the conception and implementation of a project to offer the Louga-Kébémer-Linguère region as a concession

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