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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
Issue 215 - 10 September 2011

TOPL turbines put up for sale

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Under pressure from creditors led by the state-owned Social Security and National Insurance Trust, receivers of Tema Osonor Plant Ltd (TOPL), the company that developed a 126MW independent power project at Tema, have offered a gas turbine generator package for sale (AE 211/7). 

Ghana
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REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Nkossa contract extension; EGYPT: Technip contract for WDDM expansion; MAURITANIA: Taoudeni well makes slow progress; NIGERIA: Amenam contract extension; NIGERIA: Gas find for Conoil, Total; Chariot: Namibia seismic ready for inspection; MAUREL & PROM: Bullish on Nigerian acquisition; SEADRILL: Delivery of deep-water drillship West Gemini; SONANGOL: Venezuela move

Egypt | Angola | Mauritania | Nigeria | Congo Brazzaville
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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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The influential central committee of the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) party has called on the Ministry of Energy to resolve an impasse over talks to extend an agreement that allows Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) to buy power in bulk from Zesco for resale to mining companies.“The central committee (of the PF) directed the Ministry of Energy to amicably resolve the impasse between the two institutions. As you might be aware, CEC is single bulk buyer of power from Zesco.

Zambia
Issue 264 - 28 October 2013

Kenya: Apache out, Premier in


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Apache Corporation has signalled its intention of pulling out of Block L8, where the Mbawa well made a small gas discovery in 2012, while Premier Oil has farmed into Block 2B. Partner Pancontinental Oil & Gas said Apache’s withdrawal from L8, its only venture in sub-Saharan Africa, followed other Apache divestments, including the Gulf of Mexico (announced in July), Alberta, Canada (announced in August) and a sale to Sinopec in Egypt (announced on 1 September).

Kenya
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Construction is under way on Namibia’s first utility-scale solar power plant. The 4.5MW facility is being developed by independent power producer Omburu Sun Energy Ltd on 16 hectares of land in Omburu, north-west of Windhoek. Germany’s Cronimet Mining Power Solutions is the engineering, procurement and construction contractor. The plant is expected to sell 11,075MWh each year to NamPower for 25 years under a power purchase agreement signed in December 2013. It will connect to the national grid at the Omburu substation, less than 1km from the project site, and is expected to begin commercial operation in February 2015.

Namibia
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EGYPT: Kureimat O&M tender; ETHIOPIA: EIB confirms Gibe III pullback; KENYA: AFD support for renewables; LESOTHO: EIB funds low-energy bulb plant; TANZANIA: Caterpillar on track with Zanzibar scheme

Kenya | Lesotho | Egypt | Ethiopia | Tanzania
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Total plans to re-enter the Brulpadda well on Block 11B/12B off South Africa’s southern coast in December with Odfjell Drilling’s Deepsea Stavanger semi-submersible. Total vice-president Africa – exploration subsidiaries Hélène Dantoine told the Africa E&P Summit organised by Frontier Communications in London on 24 May the company had developed a special riser tension system for the well in order to resist the strong Agulhas current. Total was obliged to abandon the Brulpadda-1AX well on the block in September 2014 after the Eirik Raude rig encountered technical difficulties in the strong currents and challenging deep-water environment.

South Africa
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The Zambian authorities are planning to issue their delayed debut Eurobond after presidential elections in Q4 2011 – which will also allow global bond markets to take stock after a period of turmoil in the Eurozone

Zambia | Tanzania
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The breakaway Republic of Somaliland’s reputation as an unusually peaceful haven in the Horn of Africa was shattered by recent suicide bomb attacks, but oil companies say they are committed to what remains a highly prospective area. Both Prime Resources and Asante Oil have reconfirmed their commitment to operate in Somaliland, following three separate suicide bomb attacks

Somalia
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In the midst of a financial crisis that threatens its very existence, the European Union is focusing on another critical issue for long-term survival, that of securing its energy future. Algeria could be key to this process, but formal agreement remains elusive

Algeria
Issue 178 - 12 January 2010

Longer term threats to hydro schemes

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The Congo river is most usually seen as a world-scale hydro resource, with its basin straddling the Equator ensuring a minimum water flow able to sustain a project as large as the 50GW Grand Inga scheme. But the impact of negative trends in regional hydrology could put even Africa's mightiest potential hydroelectric power (HEP) resource at risk, according to some analysts.

Cameroon | Niger | Nigeria | Central African Republic
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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
Issue 207 - 15 April 2011

Libyan war threatens water supply

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Libya is sliding into an attritional battle for resources in which power generation and water supply are vulnerable.

Libya