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Issue 407
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Senegal: FID for Sangomar development

Woodside Energy and its partners announced a final investment decision (FID) for the Sangomar field development at a signing ceremony in Dakar on 14 January. The FID comes after the government granted a 25-year exploitation authorisation on 8 January, while Woodside has...

Senegal
Issue 407
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Nigeria: EDP invests in Rensource

EDP Renováveis, the renewable energy arm of Portugal’s state power utility, announced on 23 December that it would invest $3m in decentralised solar system supplier Rensource Energy to support its expansion in Nigeria. The investment, which was the result of a financing...

Nigeria
Issue 407
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Nigeria: Lekoil scammed by fake Qataris

Nigeria’s Lekoil has admitted it was scammed by intermediaries purporting to offer a $184m loan from the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) for appraisal and development of the Ogo field in OPL 310. AIM-listed Lekoil said it had met individuals claiming to be QIA...

Nigeria
Issue 407
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Nigeria: FID for NLNG Train 7

Eni and its partners in Nigeria LNG announced a final investment decision (FID) on 27 December for the long-mooted Train 7 expansion of the plant. The development will increase NLNG’s production capacity to more than 30m t/yr from the current 22.5m t/yr when it starts up in...

Nigeria
Issue 407
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Namibia: Land secured for Lüderitz wind park development

Independent power producer Diaz Wind Power, a subsidiary of United Africa Group (UAG), has secured the land for a 44MW wind farm at Lüderitz in Namibia’s south-western Karas region. A land lease agreement was signed with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism in late...

Namibia
Issue 407
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Mozambique: Metoro solar project begins construction

France’s Neoen announced on 19 December that it had reached financial close on its 41MWp Metoro solar PV project. Portugal’s Efacec has started to build the plant, which will be the second utility-scale solar project supplying Mozambique’s northern grid when it begins...

Mozambique
Issue 407
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Morocco: ESIA for El Menzel pumped storage project

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is seeking expressions of interest from consultants by 24 January for an environmental and social impact assessment of a proposed 300MW pumped storage power plant in El Menzel, northern Morocco. The EBRD announced on...

Morocco
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Morocco: Tender to rehabilitate dams

Office National de l’Electricité et de l’Eau Potable (ONEE) invites bids by 25 March for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of hydromechanical and electrical rehabilitation works at the Bin El Ouidane and Ait Ouarda dams on the El Abid River in the Béni Mellal...

North Africa
Issue 407
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Malawi: Nkhotakota solar project reaches financial close

UAE-based Phanes Group announced on 20 December that the $67m Nkhotakota solar PV project had reached financial close. Initial site works have begun for the 46MW project, and partner responsAbility Renewable Energy Holding told African Energy that the $67m plant is scheduled...

Malawi

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