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Australian independent FAR said it had identified further exploration opportunities in offshore blocks A2 and A5 and had high-graded three of the four mapped prospects for potential drilling.

Gambia
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Australian independent FAR has plugged and abandoned the Bambo-1 offshore exploration well after no movable oil was found. The decision represents a setback for FAR and joint venture partner Malaysia’s Petronas in an area adjacent to FAR’s Senegal blocks in the Sangomar field.

Gambia
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West and central Africa-focused independent PetroNor E&P’s chief executive Knut Søvold remains under investigation by the Norwegian economic crime agency, Økokrim, after being detained in a pre-Christmas swoop related to an ongoing case concerning corruption in African projects.

Gambia | Nigeria | Guinea-Bissau | Congo Brazzaville | Senegal
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Gambia is to launch a mini-licensing round for Block A1 on 8 November, less than three months after BP’s exit from the licence in early August. The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy said it was working with legal, technical and financial advisors to design the licensing round’s commercial and fiscal framework, “taking into account the current market environment”.

Gambia
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The remaining contracts for the 20MWp Jambur solar PV project are “expected to be signed in the last quarter of this year, after which design and construction will begin”, National Water and Electricity Company (Nawec) senior power engineer Ebrima A Bah told African Energy.

Gambia
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National Water and Electricity Company (Nawec) has secured funding to electrify over 685 communities between 2021 and 2023, managing director Nani Juwara said, discussing revisions to the energy sector strategic roadmap 2021-30.

Gambia
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BP plc has backed up its claim of wanting to become the world’s first oil major to leave hydrocarbons in the ground, by paying the Banjul government to avoid drilling an exploration well in an offshore block.

Gambia
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The Jeddah-based International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITC) on 14 June signed a $250m five-year framework agreement aimed at boosting trade development in the agriculture, energy, healthcare and private sectors.

Gambia
Issue 441 - 24 June 2021

Gambia: FAR secures Bambo rig

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Stena Drilling on 16 June announced a contract with FAR Gambia for the Stena Drillmax Ice to deliver the Bambo-1 well on Block A2, starting between 1 October and 30 November. Australian minnow FAR acquired a 50% working interest and became operator in offshore Blocks A2 and A5 in 2017, which it said were on-trend with and adjacent to the Senegalese RSSD blocks.

Gambia
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Construction of the 20MWp Brikama Solar PV plant is expected to start in Q4 21 and take 12 months, National Water and Electricity Company (Nawec) project co-ordinator Haddy Njie told African Energy. Spain’s AF-Mercados EMI was announced as owner’s engineer in December. Njie said implementation of the resettlement action plan was “very advanced”.

Gambia
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President Adama Barrow has commissioned a 20MW thermal power plant at Brikama in a ceremony on 20 February held as part of the country’s independence anniversary celebrations. The plant is an expansion of the Brikama II HFO plant, adding two MAN 9L51/60 engines. It was funded by the Islamic Development Bank, with counterpart funding from the Gambian government.

Gambia
Issue 429 - 17 December 2020

REPP invests £1m in battery supplier

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The UK’S Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP), part of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, on 11 December announced that it had signed an agreement to invest £1m ($1.3m) of equity in renewable-powered battery rental company Mobile Power. The investment was part of a £2m series A funding round.

Gambia | Sierra Leone | Nigeria | Uganda | Zambia | Liberia
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Gambia’s National Water and Electricity Company Ltd (Nawec) on 4 November issued a request for qualification from independent power producers to develop, finance, build, operate and maintain a 30MW dual fuel power plant in Kotu, Gambia.

Gambia
Issue 426 - 05 November 2020

Gambia: RfQ for dual-fuel plant

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National Water and Electricity Company Limited (Nawec), with support from the African Legal Support Facility, has issued a request for qualification from IPPs for a 30MW dual fuel (HFO/gas) power plant at Kotu.

Gambia
Issue 423 - 24 September 2020

Gambia: 150MW regional solar farm

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The West African Power Pool has invited expressions of interest from consultants to carry out studies for a 150MW regional solar farm in Gambia. The project is one of nine large solar farms planned for development as part of a regional power masterplan drawn up by the Economic Community of West African States.

Gambia