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Issue 412
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Oil companies tighten belts again as crude price falls

African oil explorers are rapidly revising budgets to take account of the latest market developments. Global oil demand is forecast to fall by 6m b/d in April as countries shut down in an attempt to control the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. At the same time, the collapse...

Africa
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Mozambique: Feasibility studies sought for hybrid solar mini-grids

Mozambique’s Energy Fund (Funae) and the Belgian Development Agency (Enabel) are seeking consultants to assist with the development of hybrid solar PV mini-grids. Bids are sought by 15 April for technical, financial, environmental and socio-economic feasibility studies on...

Mozambique
Issue 412
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Morocco: Studies sought for El Menzel pumped storage project

Office National de l’Electricité et de l’Eau Potable (ONEE) has invited expressions of interest from consultants by 22 April to conduct detailed studies and establish technical specifications for the 300MW El Menzel pumped-storage hydropower plant in the northern region of...

Morocco
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Liberia: Tata Power to train LEC staff

The US Millennium Challenge Account-Liberia (MCA-L) has hired India’s Tata Power to provide on-the-job training to at least 100 technical and non-technical staff of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC). Tata Power will assess staff capacity and develop a medium to long-...

Liberia
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Liberia: Bid round moves online

The Liberia Petroleum Regulatory Authority (LPRA) has announced that its licensing round launch event on 15 April will now be conducted via a webinar to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The round is expected to offer nine blocks numbered LB-25 to LB-33 in the Harper Basin and...

Liberia
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Liberia: RREA seeks consultants for Gbedin Falls

The Rural and Renewable Energy Agency invites expressions of interest from engineering consultancy firms by 6 April to prepare detailed designs, bidding documents, tendering and supervision of works for the construction of the 9.34MW Gbedin Falls run-of-river hydropower...

Liberia
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Ethiopia’s Tulu Moye steams ahead despite industry jitters

Ethiopia’s government has insisted it will chart its own course after facing criticism following the exit of the World Bank Group from the Scaling Solar programme last September. The incident served to highlight issues at other private sector projects in the country, such as...

Ethiopia
Issue 412
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Nigeria: Economy wilts under oil price, coronavirus

Recession and a potential public health crisis will test Nigeria’s social cohesion and fragile health system as the oil-dependent economy struggles with falling demand and sharply lower crude prices. Net oil revenue is expected to slump to $11bn this year from $45bn in 2019,...

Africa
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Côte d’Ivoire: $57.3m in electrification contracts

CI-Energies on 20 March awarded seven contracts to electrify 350 locations in Côte d’Ivoire. The contracts are being financed by the French Development Agency. Morocco’s Fabrilec, part of MMK group, and Ivorian consultancy SNE were awarded the $4.67m Lot 1 contract to...

Côte d’Ivoire

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