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Issue 382
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Zimbabwe: Univergy to build solar plants for RioZim

Miner RioZim has engaged Japan’s Univergy to build four 25MW solar power stations to supply cheaper energy to four of its biggest mines. The Herald newspaper reported that the sites were Renco and Cam and Motor gold mines, Murowa Diamonds and the Dalny gold mine, recently...

Zimbabwe
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Zambia: Zesco restructuring

Zesco has set up a team headed by cabinet secretary Roland Msiska to implement proposed reforms to the utility, though concrete action is unlikely until after the 2021 presidential and general elections. The cabinet commissioned a diagnostic study in 2017 which made a list of...

Zambia
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Tunisia: Strong competition in wind and solar tenders

The Ministry of Industry, Energy and Small Business has prequalified 19 bidders to participate in the first round of its large wind and solar build-own-operate tenders. The bidders include a mix of established partnerships with a record of achievement in the region and a...

Tunisia
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Togo: Africa Finance Corporation’s 20th member

Togo has joined the Lagos-based Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) as the development financier’s 20th member. In August 2018, the government launched a national development plan which seeks to attract $5.4bn in private sector investment, with infrastructure as a priority....

Togo
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Tanzania: Lilondi hydro project tender

InfraCo Africa, on behalf of developer Virunga Power, has invited prequalification bids from engineering, procurement and construction contractors by 11 January for the development of the 4.56MW Lingatunda run-of-river hydropower plant on the Lilondi River in the Ruvuma...

Tanzania
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Sudan: Lahmeyer assists STPG with Albagair OCGT plant

The Sudanese Thermal Power Generating Company has contracted Germany’s Lahmeyer International to assist as the technical consultant in selecting an engineering, procurement and construction contractor for a planned 300MW gas-fired power plant in the south of Khartoum....

Sudan
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South Africa: R3bn loan for Redstone CSP

The African Development Bank (AfDB) board on 30 November approved a R3bn ($216m) senior loan for the 100MW Redstone plant at the Humansrus solar park in the Northern Cape, which is being developed by Saudi Arabia’s Acwa Power. The plant will use a molten salt central tower...

South Africa
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South Africa: Karoshoek CSP online

The 100MW Karoshoek concentrated solar power plant in the Northern Cape was commissioned on 30 November. The plant uses parabolic troughs with technology from Sener, which built the plant alongside Cobra Energia. The pair are responsible for operations and maintenance.

South Africa
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Senegal: AfDB loan for Malicounda

The African Development Bank (AfDB) board on 29 November approved a €51.26m senior loan for a 130MW dual fuel combined-cycle power plant in Malicounda. The project is being developed by Melec PowerGen, which also owns the 96MW Tobène and 67.5MW Kounoune heavy fuel oil plants...

Senegal

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