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Turkish company Aksa Enerji Uretim commissioned the second 12MW unit of the rehabilitated Ambohimanambola heavy fuel oil (HFO) plant in January. The company won a contract to rehabilitate and operate the 24MW plant – which is adjacent to a 66MW HFO plant Aksa brought online in July 2017 – in April 2018 and began operating the first 12MW unit on 6 December. Aksa has a five-year dollar-denominated contract to sell power to national utility Jiro Sy Rano Malagasy (Jirama).