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Zimbabwe: Caledonia floats 20MW solar tender for Blanket mine

Prequalification is under way for a 19.65MWp solar PV and battery system for the Blanket gold mine in Gwanda operated by Caledonia Mining Corporation. The system will hybridise with existing diesel generators with combined capacity of 18.4MW. It will be located on a 40ha site...

Zimbabwe
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West Africans offer new approaches in bid to revive exploration

Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia and Sierra Leone are all inviting bids for their open acreage in an effort to revive exploration impetus. Côte d’Ivoire’s Ministry of Petroleum, Energy and Renewable Energy is seeking expressions of interest (EoIs) for five blocks in shallow water off...

West Africa
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South African government tiptoes around hard issues in Eskom paper

The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) on 29 October released the Roadmap for Eskom in a Reformed Electricity Supply Industry 2019 report, which claims to propose “bold actions” and to be “the largest institutional transformation that South Africa has undertaken in a...

Southern Africa
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South Africa: Shearwater awarded seismic project

Total has given Shearwater GeoServices a conditional letter of award for a 2D seismic survey as it prepares to follow up February’s Brulpadda gas and condensate discovery on blocks 11B/12B.Shearwater said the 3,650km survey would take two months and includes fast-track...

South Africa
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South Africa: Enel begins construction of wind farms

Italy’s Enel Green Power announced on 4 November that it has begun construction on two 140MW wind power plants, Karusa and Soetwater. Both €200m plants are located in the Karoo Hoogland district in the Northern Cape. They are expected to generate a combined 585GWh/yr when...

South Africa
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Senegal: Bid round offers ten blocks

Petroleum and energy minister Mouhamadou Makhtar Cissé launched Senegal’s first licensing round on 5 November, offering existing open acreage and new ultra-deep blocks. Speaking at the launch at Africa Oil Week in Cape Town, Cissé said the round aimed to encourage the...

Senegal
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Russia remains an economic minnow Putin has made into a big fish

The United States is no longer the global hyperpower, former colonial powers have lost their captive markets and China has emerged as an economic superpower in Africa but not yet a dominant global force. While geopolitical tectonic plates shift, African governments are being...

Africa
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Nigeria: Delonex, Vitol drop out of Petrobras acquisition

Africa Oil Corporation will go it alone with the acquisition of Petrobras’ Nigerian assets after Delonex Energy and Vitol announced they were withdrawing from the transaction. The companies signed an agreement in October 2018 to acquire 50% of the share capital of Petrobras...

Nigeria
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Namibia: EPC contractor sought for Omburu solar

The Central Procurement Board of Namibia on behalf of NamPower is seeking bids by 31 January for an engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the 20MW Omburu solar PV power plant in the Erongo region. A non-compulsory pre-bid meeting and site visit will take...

Namibia

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