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ASX-listed Invictus Energy has lined up Baker Hughes and Exalo to work on a planned two-well drilling campaign on the Cabora Bassa project. The Australian indie has raised $8m in recent months to fund the programme, with a potential farm-in partner waiting in the wings.

Zimbabwe
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The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA)’s efforts to rehabilitate the Kariba Dam have suffered delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic, but the company’s chief executive now says that the project should be completed in early 2025, just a few months later than the previous deadline.

Zimbabwe
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The World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes set another new record for the size of its caseload in 2021, with power and energy cases the most significant area of work and disputes involving African countries also prominent.

Kenya | Nigeria | Zimbabwe
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South Africa’s Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC) has approved the development of 30MWac of solar PV capacity at two of its sites in Matabeleland. A 10MWac plant will be situated at Coleen Bawn near Gwanda and a 20MWac plant will be built near the Bulawayo quarry.

Zimbabwe
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Platinum miner Zimplats has received a licence from the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) to build 185MW of solar PV capacity at two mines. Construction work is now expected to start later this year, once the company’s board has approved a bankable feasibility study for the project.

Zimbabwe
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Centragrid Energy Systems Africa has started work on the second phase of its solar PV plant at Nyabira, 35km west of Harare, which will enlarge capacity from 2.5MW to the full licensed capacity of 25MW. Zimbabwe's biggest solar plant to date has set a new funding precedent.

Zimbabwe
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Zimbabwean agro-industrial company Nhimbe Fresh has announced the completion of work on its 1.9MW solar PV project to supply its estates in Marondera.

Zimbabwe
Issue 450 - 29 November 2021

Zimbabwe: Funding for ZETDC and others

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African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) announced $188.6m in funding for Zimbabwean entities during the Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF) in Durban, South Africa.

Zimbabwe
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The Zimbabwe government and Zimplats have signed an agreement that will see the platinum miner invest $1.4bn in a series of projects including the construction of a 110MW solar PV power plant. The spending programme also includes a new mine, the expansion of a smelter and construction of an additional concentrator, a base metal refinery and a sulphuric acid plant.

Zimbabwe
Issue 450 - 18 November 2021

Old Mutual launches 641KW solar plant

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Financial services and property group Old Mutual Zimbabwe launched a 641kW solar PV plant at its Mutual Garden Business Park headquarters, Harare on 3 November. The power plant cost $2.5m and generates enough power to meet the needs of the company’s office complex. Construction of the plant began in March 2020, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic the work took longer than anticipated.

Zimbabwe
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Pungwe B Power Station – a special purpose vehicle managed by developer Nyangani Renewable Energy (NRE) – has lost its case against state utility Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Johannesburg over whether it could demand payments in US dollars (USDs).

Zimbabwe
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Independent power producer (IPP) Solgas Energy has connected its flagship project, the 5MW Cross Mabale power plant in Hwange, to the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority grid. 

Zimbabwe
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A ruling has been delayed in the arbitration proceedings brought at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Johannesburg by Pungwe B Power Station, a special purpose vehicle managed by developer Nyangani Renewable Energy (NRE), against state-owned utility Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution (ZETDC).

Zimbabwe
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Construction has been completed at three plants that form part of agro-industrial firm Tanganda Tea’s 7.5MWp solar PV and battery energy storage system (Bess). The developments, which Tanganda has privately funded, comprise Zimbabwe’s first large-scale embedded commercial and industrial (C&I) project.

Zimbabwe
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Construction of a 5MW mini-hydro power station downstream of Lake Mutirikwi in Masvingo province will start in November, project developers have said. The Great Zimbabwe Hydro power project is licensed for 25 years, with Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission Distribution Company (ZETDC) as the offtaker.

Zimbabwe