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Issue 390
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Malawi: Golomoti solar prequalification

Golomoti JCM Solar Corporation Ltd has issued a request for expressions of interest (EoIs) from engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and operations and maintenance (O&M) contractors for the 20MW Golomoti solar photovoltaic (PV) project. Up to five bidders will...

Malawi
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Libya: Tripoli under siege as Haftar tries to force an endgame

Has Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar overreached in his high-risk military advance on Tripoli? The dominant view is that he has erred politically by throwing everything into an all-or-nothing play for domination, and militarily by underestimating the difficulty of conquering the...

Libya
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Ghana: Aker submits Pecan development plan

Operator Aker Energy submitted a development plan to the Ministry of Energy on 28 March for the Deepwater Tano/Cape Three Points Block. The Integrated Plan of Development and Operations (PDO) presents an overall plan for a phased development and production of the resources in...

Ghana
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Ethiopia: Scaling Solar RfP launched

The Finance Ministry’s Public-Private Partnership Directorate General (PPP-DG) launched a request for proposals on 3 April for two 125MW solar photovoltaic (PV) projects being developed through the World Bank Group’s Scaling Solar programme. Twelve prequalified bidders have...

Ethiopia
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Eritrea: Solarcentury completes two mini-grids

UK-based Solarcentury announced in late March that it had completed two rural mini-grids at Areza (1.25MWp) and Maidma (1MWp). The mini-grids use solar photovoltaic modules with Tesla lithium batteries and back-up diesel generators from Caterpillar. Construction took eight...

Eritrea
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Egypt: Scatec Solar starts commercial operations for 65MW plant

Norway’s Scatec Solar announced on 11 April that commercial operations had begun at a 65MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project in the Benban solar complex. A number of plants are already operating at Benban, which is expected to eventually reach 1.5GW, making it the largest solar...

Egypt
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Eco Atlantic: Africa Oil increases stake

Africa Oil Corporation announced on 10 April that it had bought another 4.75m shares in Guyana-focused Eco (Atlantic) Oil and Gas Ltd, bringing its stake to about 18.8%. Africa Oil, which also owns 35% of Africa Energy Corporation, acquired the shares on a non-brokered...

Africa
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Cameroon: Tower prepares for drilling

Tower Resources is preparing to start drilling the Njom 3 well on the Thali licence in late May. The well will be drilled to a total depth of 1,100 metres intersecting at least three reservoir zones already identified by the Njom 1B and Njom 2 discovery wells drilled on the...

Cameroon
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Angola: Total starts up Kaombo Sul

Total on 2 April announced the start of production from Kaombo Sul, the second floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit of the Kaombo project on Block 32. Kaombo Norte came on stream in July, and Kaombo Sul will add 115,000 b/d, bringing the overall production...

Angola

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