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Issue 390
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Zimbabwe: Tender to develop network master plan

The Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company is requesting expressions of interest from consultants to develop a network master plan for the country. The project is being funded by a grant from the African Development Bank. The consultant will produce a...

Zimbabwe
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Zimbabwe: PER Lusulu courts partners for coal plant

Independent power producer PER Lusulu Power is wooing General Electric, Murray & Roberts and WorleyParsons as potential project partners to develop a planned 2,100MW coal-fired power plant in Binga district in Matebeleland North province.The company was established in...

Zimbabwe
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Zambia: Engie inaugurates first mini-grid

French utility Engie has inaugurated its first mini-grid in Zambia. The PowerCorner mini-grid is located in the village of Chitandika, a community of 378 households in the east of the country. The grid will supply a rural health centre and two schools as well as homes and...

Zambia
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Sierra Leone: Second Karpowership starts operating

Karadeniz Group, which owns Karpowership, has confirmed to African Energy that commercial operations began at its second powership in Sierra Leone on 31 March. The 36MW Göktay Bey ship is moored in Cline Bay near Freetown, not far from Karadeniz’s 126MW Dogan Bey ship, which...

Sierra Leone
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African producers’ group pushes for greater relevance

The African Petroleum Producers’ Organisation (Appo) is seeking a leadership role as the continent’s oil and gas industry starts to mature. At the heart of its ambitions lies its members’ common aim to unshackle themselves from dependence on international oil companies (IOCs...

Africa
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Niger: Kandadji hydropower dam project launched

Construction of the 130MW Kandadji hydropower project on the Niger River was officially launched on 26 March at a ceremony presided over by President Mahamadou Issoufou. The hydropower plant is being built by China Gezhouba Group Company in tandem with a 26-metre-high, 8.7km-...

Niger
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Morocco: New licence for Chariot

AIM-listed Chariot Oil & Gas has been awarded the Lixus Offshore licence containing the Anchois gas discovery and further exploration potential close to the company’s existing onshore acreage.Chariot will operate the licence with a 75% stake, alongside Office National des...

Morocco
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Leaders change but Mauritania-Senegal gas development remains on track

Mauritania will soon have a new president, defence minister Mohammed Cheikh Ould Mohammed Ahmed El-Ghazouani, and the recently re-elected president of Senegal, Macky Sall, has appointed a new government, but political change is unlikely to affect plans to develop the offshore...

Mauritania, Senegal
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Mali: Cabinet approves Sikasso solar project

A cabinet meeting on 21 March adopted a draft decree approving development of the first 29.6MW phase of a 50MW solar plant in Sikasso on a build-own-operate-transfer basis. A tender process for a 50MW solar PV project at Sikasso was initiated in 2015. Mali-based company Power...

Mali

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