Search results

Selected filters:





Sort options

9,335 results found for your search


Newly established power investment platform New Sparta Energy (NSE) has announced three major appointments to senior management. David Anson joins as a director and head of development, Richard Scott as project director, and Camille Astier as legal director. The company is a subsidiary of New Sparta Asset Management, established in 2013 as a specialist emerging market investment manager and family office of Dr Jerome Booth, one of the founders of Ashmore Group.


France’s Alstom Hydro has been awarded a contract by Duglas Alliance, part of Ukraine’s Dorado Alliance, to supply equipment for the 200MW Sendje hydropower plant, located on the Wele River, 40km from Bata. Alstom will provide four 50MW Francis turbines, four generators, four regulation systems, four excitation systems and a control system to the facility, which is expected to begin operating in mid-2017. The company will also supervise installation and commissioning. Ground breaking at the site took place in February 2012.

Equatorial Guinea

A new study by researchers from Vrije Universiteit Brussel, KU Leuven, the International Renewable Energy Agency and Climate Analytics has outlined the potential for an integrated hydro-solar-wind strategy to develop West Africa’s power sector while limiting the use of gas and other fossil fuels. The results of the study, which were published in May in the scientific journal Nature Sustainability, show that pooling regional resources and planning transmission grid expansion would allow optimal exploitation of the region’s renewable potential.

Issue 223 - 19 January 2012

Ophir won’t pursue FAR option


FAR Ltd’s long search for farm-in partners has suffered another blow with the news that Ophir Energy will not exercise its option to acquire a 25% interest in FAR’s Rufisque, Sangomar and Sangomar Deep licences.

Issue 352 - 11 August 2017

Tanzania: More gas from Songo Songo


After a process lasting more than two years, upstream operator Orca Exploration Group has received government approval for the Second Additional Gas Plan (AGP-2), more than doubling the available volume of Additional Gas for sale from the Songo Songo field.Under the production-sharing agreement for the Songo Songo gas field, production is divided into Protected Gas and Additional Gas.

Issue 217 - 07 October 2011

Petro Ivoire to raise bond in Paris


Fuel distributor Petro Ivoire is seeking to raise €5m ($7m) with a bond issue on the NYSE Euronext market. The company listed a token 0.02% of its capital in Paris on 30 September, enabling it to issue the eight-year bond to fund an expansion of its business.

Côte d'Ivoire

The New York-based International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) constituted a tribunal in March to hear the arbitration claim brought by Maersk Olie Algeriet against the Peoples’ Democratic Republic of Algeria.

Issue 235 - 12 July 2012

Cape Verde: Grid tender


The Directorate General for Energy is seeking bids for rehabilitation, reinforcement and expansion of the archipelago’s medium- and low-voltage networks.

Cape Verde

BP has selected McDermott International and Baker Hughes (BHGE) for front-end engineering design (FEED) studies in advance of an engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract for the subsea element of the Tortue/Ahmeyim field development. The companies will work together to define the technology and equipment scope for an initial four-well development phase. McDermott said the FEED work was scheduled to begin and complete this year. The agreement contains a mechanism to allow transition of the contract to a lump-sum EPCI contract at a later date.

Mauritania | Senegal

African Petroleum Corporation has named Stuart Lake as chief executive, replacing Karl Thompson, who stepped down on 1 February. Lake was most recently vice president of exploration at Hess, and previously spent 19 years with Royal Dutch Shell. African Petroleum reorganised its board last year, removing Frank Timis from the role of non-executive chairman as part of preparations for moving the company’s listing to the main Australian Stock Exchange from the smaller National Stock Exchange. Timis has assumed the role of president of the executive committee, formed to implement board strategy and to exercise the executive powers of the company.

Issue 358 - 23 November 2017

Sudan: Sri Lankan thermal plant for Nyala


Sri Lankan logistics specialist Hayleys Advantis Group has relocated the 24MW Lakdhanavai power plant from Sapugaskanda to Nyala, in Sudan’s Darfur region, which it said had been without electricity for four months. The plant, comprising four diesel generators, was shipped to Port Sudan then transported 800km by road.


Aggreko opens $10m permanent site in South Africa; AREVA: Uranium deal with DRC; Egyptian giant wins WDEPC Abu Qir contract

Egypt | DR Congo | South Africa

Greenpeace activists gatecrashed the annual Oil & Money Conference dinner at London’s Grosvenor Hotel on 8 October to protest at IOCs’ role in climate change. The activists unfurled a banner reading “BP and Shell Climate Criminals” at the event, hosted by Energy Intelligence, where the Energy Executive of the Year award was due to pass from BP’s outgoing chief executive Bob Dudley, who is due to step down next year, to Royal Dutch Shell’s Ben van Beurden.


Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) has published a general procurement notice for the development of solar PV plants at multiple locations with combined capacity of 500MW. Zimbabwe has been planning a major renewable power procurement for some time as the country looks to end its long-running energy crisis and reduce reliance on imported power and fuel. Solar PV plants will also help Zimbabwe manage its hydropower resources, which have been hard hit by drought.


South Africa’s Sasol has announced a joint prefeasibility study for a large-scale gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant, based on gas from the Rovuma Basin. The study, which is being conducted in conjunction with Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos and Area 4 operator Eni, will assess the viability and benefits of such a plant to the region.

Mozambique | South Africa