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Tanzania’s Auditor General has criticised the procurement of a major contractor at the Rusumo Falls, blaming the World Bank Group for the deviation.

Rwanda | Tanzania | Burundi
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Mauritius-based independent power producer Tembo Power has invited expressions of interest (EoIs) by 31 March for an investment partner to co-develop a total 22MW of run-of-river hydroelectric power (HEP) capacity in Burundi: the 12.4MW Siguvyaye hydropower and 9.6MW Dama hydropower schemes.

Burundi
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Norwegian development agency Norad will provide a NOK550m ($56m) grant over five years for the Nairobi-based African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI)’s Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF). Norad will also become a partner for the facility’s restructured phase two.

Malawi | South Africa | Burundi
Issue 456 - 07 March 2022

Rare earth minerals play in Burundi

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Despite a difficult business environment, Burundi offers possibilities for the transition minerals market. London Stock Exchange-listed Rainbow Rare Earths is operating one of Africa’s only rare earths mines at Gakara and has another rare earths play at its Phalaborwa project in South Africa.

Burundi
Issue 449 - 04 November 2021

Burundi back from the wilderness

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Burundi’s first major new power plant in more than three decades came online in October, when the 7.5MW Mubuga solar PV plant boosted on-grid generation capacity by more than 10%. It marks an important point for Burundi, whose poor record of governance meant it was avoided by a majority of developers, donors and financiers, even as neighbouring Rwanda surged ahead.

Burundi
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Burundi’s first utility-scale power development to come online in over three decades started up in October. The 7.5MW Mubuga solar PV plant will boost the country’s on-grid generation capacity by just over 10%, according to African Energy Live Data.

Burundi
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India’s KEC International has been awarded a $14.64m contract to build medium- and high-voltage transmission lines for the BI-Jiji and Mulembwe hydropower project.

Burundi
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Developers of small hydropower (SHP) projects in East Africa are facing greater challenges in raising finance for their schemes, as a result of weak national grids and a shift away from take-or-pay arrangements by offtakers, according to one industry figure.

Kenya | Uganda | Rwanda | Burundi
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The start of commercial operations at the 20MW Kabu 16 hydroelectric (HEP) power plant on the Kabulantwa River in Cibitoke province has been pushed back to June 2022; construction started in June 2019. A spokesperson for German equipment supplier Voith told African Energy that essential tasks had been interrupted by Covid-related restrictions, including the inspection of components. 

Burundi
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The start of commercial operations at the 20MW Kabu 16 hydropower plant on the Kabulantwa River in Cibitoke province, Burundi, has been pushed back to June 2022

Burundi
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Ruzizi III Energy invites prequalification bids by 15 February 2021 for the engineering, procurement and construction of the Ruzizi III regional hydropower project on the border between Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda.

DR Congo | Rwanda | Burundi
Issue 427 - 19 November 2020

EAPP progress

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Participants at an Africa Investment Exchange panel on strategies for regional integration and transmission investment on 27 October provided an update on the progress of the Eastern Africa Power Pool (EAPP), where the secretariat has been busy preparing for electricity trading and a growing network of interconnections. By far the most advanced construction work is on interconnectors between Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania, which are expected to transmit their first power between April and June next year.

Uganda | Rwanda | Ethiopia | Tanzania | Burundi | Eritrea
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Germany’s Fichtner in consortium with France’s Nodalis Conseil and ISL Ingénierie have been awarded a contract worth €3.585m to act as consulting engineers for the 147 MW Ruzizi III hydropower project on the borders of Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

DR Congo | Rwanda | Burundi
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South Africa’s WK Construction has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Mauritius-registered Tembo Power to assist with the development of the 7.5MW Dama and 12MW Siguvyaye hydropower plants in southern Burundi.

Burundi