Browse issue contents

Issue 394
-
BBC revives Senegal oil controversy

BP has described as “inaccurate and exaggerated” claims that businessman Frank Timis is set to receive $9bn-$12bn in royalties from the Greater Tortue/Ahmeyim gas project, but a BBC report has revived controversy over the role of Timis and presidential brother Aliou Sall in...

Senegal
Issue 394
-
Senegal: Battery storage talks

State power utility Senelec has been holding talks with stakeholders to discuss the procurement of 80MWh of battery storage. Senegal has been rapidly procuring variable renewable power and the 158.7MW Taïba N’Diaye wind project in particular requires more reactive capacity on...

Senegal
Issue 394
-
Rwanda/Tanzania: Nelsap seeks owner’s engineer for Rusumo Falls project

The Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Programme (Nelsap) is inviting expressions of interest from consultants by 20 June to act as owner’s engineer to oversee the completion of the 80MW Rusumo Falls hydroelectric project. The project, on the Kagera River at the border...

Rwanda, Tanzania
Issue 394
-
Energy Storage Partnership

The World Bank Group (WBG) is convening a new partnership of 29 organisations to bring energy storage technologies to developing countries. The Energy Storage Partnership (ESP) will facilitate international cooperation over four areas: technology research, development and...

Africa
Issue 394
-
Marubeni buys into off-grid solar provider Azuri

Investors led by Japan’s Marubeni Corporation have made a $26m investment in UK pay-as-you-go solar company Azuri Technologies. Azuri, which has offices in Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, said the capital infusion would enable it to accelerate expansion in...

Africa
Issue 394
-
Regional: Energy access initiative

Two application processes closed on 6 June as French utility Engie looks for start-ups and innovative companies working in electric clean cooking and urban electricity and clean water solutions. The latest Sustainable Development Goal 7 Global Tracking Report released last...

Africa
Issue 394
-
Mozambique: Saipem-led JV wins main Area 1 LNG plant contract

Anadarko and its partners have given a consortium of Saipem, McDermott International and Chiyoda Corporation an engineering, procurement and construction contract for the Area 1 onshore liquefied natural gas project in northern Mozambique.Saipem said it would lead the CCS...

Mozambique
Issue 394
-
Mozambique: HCB to launch share offer

Shares representing a 2.5% stake in Hidroeléctrica de Cahora Bassa (HCB) will go on sale to the Mozambican public from 17 June. Some 92.5% of the shares in HCB will continue to be owned by the Mozambican state, but the government announced plans in 2017 to sell off the other...

Mozambique
Issue 394
-
Malawi: Solar power for islands

Electricity Generation Company (Malawi) Limited (Egenco) signed a contract with China’s NR Electric Company on 3 June to design, supply, install and commission 1.3MW of solar photovoltaic power on Likoma and Chizumulu islands in Lake Malawi. NR Electric Africa sales manager...

Malawi

Pages