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State-owned utility Régie de Production et Distribution d’Eau et d’Electricité (Regideso) has launched an international tender to connect the Rusumo Falls hydropower plant on the Kagera River to the national grid. Bids are sought by 4 December for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of a 220kV line linking the Rusumo Falls plant via the northern city of Muyinga to the central city of Gitega, a 30kV line between Musasa and Muyinga, and substations at Gitega and Muyinga.

Burundi
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Prequalification closed at Kenya Tea Development Agency Holdings Ltd (KTDA) on 1 October for engineering, procurement and construction contractors for three hydroelectric plants at Tindinyo (6.6MW), Kipsonoi (3MW) and Nyambunde (2.1MW). Proposals were also due from consultants to carry out studies looking at the technical, financial and economic feasibility of solar PV facilities at KTDA tea factories.

Kenya
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Construction got under way in March at a 10MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project near Mariental, one of four being developed in Namibia by Evolution Africa’s Manna Renewables, all of which are expected online in August. The project was initially developed by Israel’s FK Generators until Manna Renewables purchased a 79% stake in mid-2017, alongside Beta Energy, a company owned by a group of Namibian women. Evolution Africa is a private equity and financial advisory business focused on the infrastructure and renewable energy markets in Africa.

Namibia
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The European Investment Bank has started the formal appraisal process for a potential €100m ($135m) loan to the 300MW Lake Turkana wind project in Kenya. The project will also receive further backing from the African Development Bank, which has confirmed to African Energy that it will provide partial risk guarantees (PRGs) to the project and that it is in negotiations with the Kenyan government with an announcement expected later this month.

Kenya
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A shift of donor strategy to develop the mighty Grand Inga scheme through a series of phased projects divided into investor-friendly, bite-sized chunks is intended to move plans for Africa’s biggest hydropower source closer to reality.

DR Congo
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The New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) invites prequalification applications by 18 March from consultants to assist with the preparation of a grid-connected 50MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Zafarana. The contract will require the preparation of tender documents for the selection of an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor, technical and financial evaluation of the offers, supervision during construction and operation and maintenance (O&M) supervision during the warranty period.

Egypt
Issue 301 - 30 May 2015

Swaziland: Wind and solar plans

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The Energy Department of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy is seeking expressions of interest for a review and analysis of wind and solar data and capacity building. The project will be funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB) via the Energy Sector Support Project. The study aims to promote the development of wind and solar energy resources by creating a reliable and detailed information database for the formulation of new renewable projects.

eSwatini (Swaziland)
Issue 339 - 02 February 2017

Dekker picks up Tower assets

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Tower Resources has completed the sale of its Comet Petroleum subsidiary to Frederik Dekker’s Red Rio Petroleum. Red Rio is purchasing Comet for a cash consideration of £1, future contingent payments and a royalty interest of 10% over future production revenue from Comet’s three blocks in the disputed Western Sahara.Dekker is a longstanding promoter of the hydrocarbons potential of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR). Last year, his Hague and London Oil (Halo) acquired Premier Oil’s assets in the territory (AE 327/12).

Western Sahara (under UN mandate)
Issue 353 - 15 September 2017

Namibia: Solar power for Otjikoto mine

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B2Gold Corporation has given Caterpillar and Barloworld a contract to supply 7MW of solar power at the Otjikoto mine, 70km north of Otjiwarongo in the Otjozondjupa region. Cat photovoltaic solar modules will be used to reduce reliance on a heavy fuel oil plant used to power the mining facility. Barloworld is supplying engineering, procurement and construction services for the project. Installation of the system is under way, with completion of the project expected in early 2018.

Namibia
Issue 181 - 26 February 2010

Ethiopia: New HEP hit by tunnel collapse

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The collapse of a tunnel has shut down the 420MW Gibe II dam a month after it opened. Construction contractor Salini Costruttori said an “unforeseen geological event” had provoked a cave-in and a huge rock fall involving about 15 metres of the 26km headrace tunnel.

Ethiopia
Issue 248 - 14 February 2013

Europeans fund Mount Coffee rehab

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The government has signed a E50m ($67m) loan agreement with the European Investment Bank for the rehabilitation of the Mount Coffee hydro project. The 64MW facility on the St Paul River was built in 1966 and extensively damaged during Liberia’s civil war.

Liberia
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Having emerged from its elections in May – the first since the death of prime minister Meles Zenawi, who dominated its politics in the last two decades – and with the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front remaining intact amid some cautious generational change, Ethiopia’s leadership is determined to accelerate openings to investment and consolidate the country’s position as the political and economic dominant force in the Horn of Africa. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has surprised some observers by reinforcing his position at home, continuing the Meles legacy but in his own style; his government will continue to promote the ‘developmental state’ policies that have delivered 10%-plus annual growth in the last decade, to drive Ethiopia towards middle income status by 2025.

Ethiopia
Issue 319 - 10 March 2016

Rwanda: Ngali Energy builds Ntaruka

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Rwandan renewable energy company Ngali Energy has started preliminary construction work on the 2MW Ntaruka hydropower project in the Nyaruguru district of Southern Province. The run-of-river project, which will cost an estimated $11m, is expected to be completed by 2018, according to managing director Leonard Gasana. “This project will help stabilise the grid in this part of the Southern Province and increase generation capacity of the country as Rwanda continues to strive to reach generation capacity of 563MW by 2018,” Gasana was quoted as saying in a 1 March report in the local New Times.

Rwanda
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Minister of energy and water resources Jeannot Matadi Nenga signed a concession agreement on 23 August with Sino-Congolese joint venture Sicohydro for the construction of the 240MW Busanga hydropower station on the Lualaba River.The total cost of the project is estimated at $617m, including $567m for the dam and power station and $50m for the transmission lines. Construction is expected to take five years.

DR Congo
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Sable Chemicals is working with Tatanga Energy, a local energy infrastructure development company, to build the 50MW first phase of a solar park at the ammonium nitrate fertiliser manufacturer’s plant at Kwekwe in central Zimbabwe. The project is a joint venture between Sable, the land owner, co-developer and services manager, Sable’s parent Masawara Plc, and Tatanga Energy. Masawara owns 70% of the project while Tatanga holds the remaining 30%.

Zimbabwe