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Issue 399
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Botswana: Deadline extended for solar tender

The deadline for a Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) request for qualification from developers for two 50MW solar PV projects has been extended from 11 to 27 September. The tender is the latest iteration of the country’s unsteady attempts to introduce solar into the power mix...

Botswana
Issue 399
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Benin: Maria Gléta start-up

The 127MW Maria Gléta power plant near Cotonou was formally inaugurated on 30 August by energy minister Dona Jean-Claude Houssou. The plant comprises seven MAN 18V51/60DF gensets, which will mainly run on natural gas. The plant was built by a consortium including MAN Energy...

Benin
Issue 399
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Angola: Aenergia contracts revoked

Angola’s Ministry of Energy and Water has notified Angolan company Aenergia SA of its intention to terminate contracts for the installation, technical assistance and maintenance of power plants in the country. A presidential order on 23 August gave the ministry permission to...

Angola
Issue 399
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Algeria: Touat project starts gas exports

Neptune Energy and Sonatrach on 7 September announced the start of exports from the 450mcf/d (75,000 boe/d) Touat gas development. Located around 1,400km south-west of Algiers and close to Adrar, the development comprises 19 wells and a gas treatment plant for gas and...

Algeria
Issue 399
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Africa Oil opens London office

Africa Oil Corporation has opened a London office with effect from 1 September, staffed by chief executive Keith Hill, chief operating officer Tim Thomas and vice president exploration Paul Martinez. Technical and accounting staff will remain in Calgary. “This relocation is...

Africa

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