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Issue 405
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Libya’s NOC defies uncertainty with bold investment plan

National Oil Corporation (NOC) chairman Mustafa Sanalla has unveiled a $60bn five-year investment plan to increase crude oil production from 1.25m b/d now to 2.1m b/d by 2024 and gas output to 3.5 bcf/d. Speaking at the Libyan British Business Council in Tunis on 26 November...

Libya
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Libya, Turkey define common maritime border

An agreement on maritime jurisdiction areas signed by the head of the Libyan Government of National Accord’s Presidency Council Fayez Al-Sarraj and Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in late November has provoked furious responses from the governments of Egypt, Greece...

Libya
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Springfield announces oil find as Ghana developments face challenges

Ghanaian independent Springfield E&P has announced a “very significant discovery” with the Afina-1x deep-water well on West Cape Three Points Block 2 in the Tano Basin. “The management of Springfield E&P, the first independent African energy company to drill in deep...

Ghana
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Ghana: BPA commissions first mini-hydro plant

The Bui Power Authority (BPA) has completed work on Ghana’s first micro-hydropower plant. The 45kW Tsatsadu Generating Station in the Hohoe District, in the country’s south-eastern region of Volta, was developed under the Ministry of Energy’s renewable energy initiative. The...

Ghana
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Ethiopia: Voith to optimise Gilgel Gibe II’s operation

German technology group Voith has been contracted to optimise production at the 420MW Gilgel Gibe II hydropower plant on the Omo River under a two-year service and operations consultancy contract signed during the G20 Investment Summit in Berlin on 19 November. Voith’s scope...

Ethiopia
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Egypt: EDF Renewables teams up with KarmSolar

EDF Renewables announced on 25 November that it had entered into a strategic partnership with solar developer and supplier KarmSolar for the development of distributed solar in Egypt. EDF Renewables said it would inject capital to take a strategic equity stake in KarmSolar...

Egypt
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DR Congo: Local provider to commission 1.3MW in Goma

Local mini-grid solar provider Nuru expects to commission a 1.3MW solar plant in Goma in early January and aims to generate 8MW of power by the end of 2020 and supply power to 5m people in Democratic Republic of Congo by September 2024.Nuru chief executive and co-founder...

DR Congo
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Central African Republic: Clarke Energy contract

Tunis-based power engineering group Tragedel has contracted UK-based Clarke Energy to supply four 2.5MW heavy-duty diesel generators for a 10MW plant in Bangui. The four Kohler-SDMO KD3500-F gensets will provide baseload or peaking power to Energie Centrafricaine, Clarke...

Central African Republic
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Cameroon: Perenco may raise FLNG output

Golar LNG has said upstream operator Perenco is planning for a drilling campaign in the Kribi area to prove up more reserves during 2020. If successful, this could lead to further capacity utilisation and/or contract extension for the FLNG Hilli Episeyo, Golar said in its Q3...

Cameroon

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