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Issue 382
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Kenya: AfDB loan for Kopere solar

The African Development Bank has approved a $18.17m senior loan to Voltalia’s 40MWac (50MWp) Kopere solar power project in Nandi County and is also seeking a $11.6m concessional loan from the Climate Investment Funds’ Scaling-up Renewable Energy Programme. The project also...

Kenya
Issue 382
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Guinea-Bissau: Portuguese consortium to restructure EAGB

EDP Internacional, Aguas de Portugal Internacional and Portuguese consultancy Leadership Business Consulting have won an international tender to provide technical assistance in the modernisation and restructuring of Electricidade e Aguas da Guiné-Bissau (EAGB).The agreement...

Guinea-Bissau
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Guinea: Drought puts pressure on thermal plants

An unusually short rainy season has sharply reduced power production from the Kaléta dam, obliging the authorities to increase their use of thermal energy. Electricité de Guinée (EDG), the state power company managed by France’s Veolia, obtains its grid power from a mix of...

Guinea
Issue 382
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Ghana: Cenpower seeks Kpone contract termination

The row over South African construction company Group Five’s disastrous contract with Cenpower Generation Company Ltd to build the 340MW Kpone combined-cycle gas power plant in Tema has escalated after Cenpower attempted to terminate it. Cenpower issued written notification...

Ghana
Issue 382
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Gambia: Transmission infrastructure in Greater Banjul area

The National Water and Electricity Company has invited bids by 24 December for the construction of transmission infrastructure between the city of Brikama and the coastal resort of Kotu in the Greater Banjul area.

Gambia
Issue 382
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Gabon: BW Offshore ships first Tortue crude cargo

BW Offshore successfully offloaded a first cargo of oil from the BW Adolo floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) on the Dussafu licence on 2 December. A total of 550,000 barrels of oil were transferred from the FPSO to a tanker, which will transport the...

Gabon
Issue 382
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DRC/Zambia: Cross-border power supply for Eurasian’s Frontier mine

Luxembourg-based Eurasian Resources Group has concluded power supply arrangements for its Frontier copper mine on the border between Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Eurasian announced on 26 November that a contract had been signed with Société Nationale d’...

Zambia
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DR Congo: TA sought for solar electrification project

The Ministry of Energy and Water Resources invites expressions of interest by 12 December from consultants to assist with the electrification of a number of provincial capitals and other communities through the installation of solar photovoltaic systems.

DR Congo
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Cameroon: Africa50 and Stoa acquire Nachtigal stakes

The Africa50 investment platform announced on 4 December that it has acquired a 15% stake in the 420MW Nachtigal hydroelectric power project, with the Stoa investment vehicle established by the Agence Française de Développement and Caisse des Dépôts acquiring 10% of the...

Cameroon

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