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Kenya: MoU for wind/solar hybrid scheme

The Kenya Investment Authority (KenInvest) and Meru County government signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on 29 August with Australia’s Windlab and Japan’s Eurus Energy for the development of an 80MW hybrid wind, solar PV and battery power...

Guinea: USTDA grant for LNG project

The US Trade and Development Agency has agreed a grant for West Africa LNG Group Guinea SA to fund a feasibility study for an LNG import terminal and distribution network near Kamsar port in the Boké region. The study will be conducted by the...

Guinea: New owners for Nimba iron ore deposit

The government has approved a deal for private US company High Power Exploration (HPX) to acquire the 95% interest in the Nimba iron ore deposit held by BHP, Newmont Goldcorp and French nuclear power group Orano (the former Areva).HPX is run by...

Gabon: Dussafu drilling

BW Offshore’s DHIBM-1 well on the Dussafu licence has encountered hydrocarbons in the main well bore. Announcing its H1 results on 30 August, the company said well logging was continuing and a sidetrack well was planned. The main aim of the well...

Egypt: Zohr reaches target 2.7bcf/d production

Eni announced on 21 August that the Zohr gas field had reached the target plateau production of 2.7bcf/d set out in the plan of development five months ahead of schedule. A second 216km, 30-inch pipeline connecting the offshore subsea production...

Currency shifts begin to affect business in Côte d’Ivoire and beyond

The postponement of an infill drilling programme to expand production from the offshore Espoir field on Block CI-26 raised concerns in the industry when Canadian Natural Resources (CNR) announced the move in early August. In its Q2 2019 results...

Zambia: USTDA grant for Upepo Energy Zambia study

The US Trade and Development Agency announced on 9 August the award of a grant to Upepo Energy Zambia to fund a feasibility study for a 150MW wind, solar and energy storage hybrid power plant project in northern Zambia. The study, which will be...

Cameroon: Scatec-led consortium to build two solar PV projects

Cameroon power utility Eneo has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a consortium led by Norway’s Scatec Solar for the construction of two PV plants with a total installed capacity of 25MWp. The MoU, which was signed in mid-July and...

Zambia: Toyota Tsusho to develop two solar farms

Toyota Tsusho Corporation, the trading arm of Japan’s Toyota Group, announced on 30 August the signing of a memorandum of understanding at the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development for the development of two 50MW solar power...

Botswana: Shumba Energy forms liquid fuels JV

Botswana’s Shumba Energy announced on 2 September that it has formed a joint venture partnership giving it 80% of the equity in Coal Petroleum Ltd (CoPet), a private company developing a commercial-scale liquid fuels production facility called...


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