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The government is exploring the use of coal bed methane and liquefied natural gas (LNG) to reduce the cost of running its 90MW dual fuel open cycle gas turbine power plant at Orapa, which is currently operating using diesel. A tender has been issued for an owner’s engineer to work on developing LNG and coal bed methane gas infrastructure to supply the power plant. Bids are due by 7 October but a compulsory site visit and pre-tender clarification meeting will take place on 23 September.

Botswana
Issue 353 - 15 September 2017

Nigeria: Gbaran-Ubie Phase 2 starts up

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The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd joint venture has started production at the Gbaran-Ubie Phase 2 project in the Niger Delta. The first phase of the Gbaran-Ubie integrated oil and gas development was commissioned in June 2010. Peak production of around 175,000 boe/d is expected in 2019. “Today’s announcement is a positive step for Shell’s global gas portfolio,” said Shell upstream director Andy Brown.

Nigeria
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A long overdue rebasing of gross domestic product (GDP), the first since 1990, has seen Nigeria overtake South Africa as Africa’s largest economy. The rebasing process, which now sets 2010 as the calculation benchmark, has added $240bn to GDP, representing an increase of 89%, far higher than the 40-60% expected. Revised GDP for 2013 is now $510bn, significantly higher than South Africa’s $370.3bn, making Nigeria the 24th largest economy in the world. The rebasing exercise, which the United Nations Statistical Commission recommends should occur every five years, takes into account new industries, such as the booming telecoms sector (in 1990, there were only 300,000 landlines, while today there are over 100m mobile phone subscribers)

Nigeria
Issue 283 - 08 August 2014

Kosmos pushes on in north-west Africa

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Undeterred by another dry well offshore Morocco, Kosmos Energy is set to drill offshore Western Sahara in Q4, and hopes to extend exploration into Mauritania in 2015. Kosmos drilled a dry well on a Lower Cretaceous play in its Foum Assaka licence earlier this year but remains committed to a multi-well programme in Morocco, where supermajor BP farmed into its Agadir Basin licences last year. Kosmos has a new impetus following the appointment of new chairman Andy Inglis, enabling Brian Maxted to return to heading the exploration team.

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US developer Endeavor Energy has gone public in its dispute with Starenergie 2073 over the local partner’s decision to drop it from the 372MW Songon gas-to-power project, and sign up a Chinese contractor to develop the scheme. How the stand-off might be resolved is not yet clear, but legal action is likely. Its statement, issued on 3 October, said: “Endeavor is fully committed to enforcing its rights under the JDA and will seek redress against Starenergie and anyone tortuously interfering with its contractual rights.”

Côte d'Ivoire
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Société Tunisienne de l’Electricité et du Gaz (Steg) has launched an international tender for the construction of a gas-fired power plant in Mornaguia in the northern governorate of Manouba, near Tunis. Bids for the project, which should comprise two industrial turbines with a gross capacity totalling 550-660MW at ISO baseload conditions, are due by 8 March. The power plant should be commissioned before the summer of 2020, according to the tender notice issued on 16 January. Steg seeks to sign a separate maintenance contract at the same time for 12 years from the expiry of the guarantee period of the equipment and infrastructure.

Tunisia
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Société Tunisienne de l’Electricité et du Gaz (Steg) has postponed the bidding deadline for a tender for a gas-fired power plant at Mornaguia in the northern governorate of Manouba, near Tunis (AE 338/9). Technical and financial bids are now due by 15 March instead of 8 March. There will be a public bid opening at Steg headquarters at 9.30am on 15 March.

Tunisia
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A group led by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation is nearing a final investment decision (FID) on the Golfinho-Atum liquefied natural gas (LNG) scheme, with long-term offtake agreements and a potential financial close finally coming into view even though sale of the full 12.8m t/yr nameplate capacity from the first two liquefaction trains is unlikely to be finalised before the key move. The Mozambique LNG (Area 1) partners have signed a long-term offtake agreement with EDF, a non-binding accord with equity partner PTTEP and a smaller contract to sell up to 280,000 t/yr for 15 years to Japan’s Tohoku Electric Power Company.

Mozambique
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The UK’s Cummins Cogeneration Ltd and Ghanaian partner Wuta Energy have signed a power purchase agreement for a 300MW gas power plant at Beyin, in the Western Region. Cummins told African Energy that all critical gas and electricity agreements had been signed and that work was under way to clear the project site. Cummins and Wuta own the project, which is being developed as an independent power producer. It is being privately financed by Cummins Cogeneration with some debt from commercial lenders. A deal to bring in a UK-based engineering, procurement and construction contractor is being finalised.

Ghana
Issue 334 - 10 November 2016

Benin: APR Energy to provide 50MW plant

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Fast-track power company APR Energy has announced a year-long contract with the Ministry of Energy, Water and Mines to provide a 50MW gas power plant at Maria Gléta. The project will use dual fuel aeroderivative turbines fuelled using diesel or natural gas when available and is expected online in December. “Benin currently imports a significant portion of its electricity from neighbouring Ghana, Ivory Coast and Nigeria, and this project will allow Benin to grow its economy using domestically produced power,” APR Energy chairman and chief executive John Campion said.

Benin
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Natural gas and helium producer Renergen says it is encouraged by the response to South Africa’s first LNG auction. Renergen is developing helium-rich gas at its Virginia Gas Project production hub in Free State and needs to find a market for the gas in order to produce the helium.

South Africa
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Impatience with power cuts and the lack of any clear strategy to resolve the crisis has driven Libyan politicians to take action against Gecol management. The failure to ensure reliable electricity supply is now being blamed on criminal negligence, leading to the charging or arrest of former senior executives, writes John Hamilton

Libya
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Ghana’s Ministry of Finance announced in late September that Cenit Energy Ltd has agreed new terms for its 126MW dual fuel power plant. The government has been attempting to drive down the cost of power by renegotiating power purchase agreements (PPAs) with IPPs. After fact-finding consultations earlier in the year, talks with operating or near-operating IPPs have moved on to more substantive negotiations, and Cenit is the first to reach agreement.

Ghana
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Siemens Energy has successfully delivered a SGT-800 gas turbine for the 65MW Kékéli combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant in the port area of Lomé. The turbine was built by the German energy engineering group in Finspång, Sweden, and shipped to Togo to form the core of the future CCGT plant, the company announced on 30 September.

Togo
Issue 425 - 22 October 2020

Algeria: Naturgy settlement

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Sonatrach has settled its dispute with Spain’s Naturgy Energy Group by agreeing to revise their gas contracts while avoiding the arbitration proceedings threatened by Algeria. The Spanish utility initiated negotiations in May, and three separate contracts were renegotiated in a review of pricing, volume and duration provisions, the two companies said on 7 October. The contracts were signed by Naturgy executive chairman Francisco Reynes and Sonatrach president director- general Toufik Hakkar, during a visit to Algiers by Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez.

Algeria