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São Tomé: BP, Kosmos plan Block 13 seismic

BP and Kosmos Energy plan to acquire a 3D seismic survey over Block 13 in Q4. Kosmos told African Energy work was scheduled to begin in late November or early December. The survey will cover approximately 6,800km2.BP and Kosmos were awarded...

Rwanda: World Bank funds for power sector

The World Bank has approved $125m in funding for the Third Energy Sector Development Policy Operation (DPO). The loan is the third and final part of a $375m programme aimed at supporting the energy sector objectives in Rwanda’s National Strategy...

WAPP-North Core tenders

The WAPP-North Core Project Management Unit is seeking prequalification bids by 21 October for three tenders relating to the West African Power Pool North Core project. The project involves the construction of a 330kV transmission network...

Regional: ElectriFI invests $5m in PEG Africa

Impact investment facility the Electrification Financing Initiative (ElectriFI) has agreed a $5m subordinated junior loan for pay-as-you-go solar company PEG Africa. PEG currently operates in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Senegal with around 400,000...

Mobisol: the latest string to Engie’s bow

French energy giant Engie claims to have become the market leader in off-grid solar in Africa following the acquisition of Germany’s Mobisol. When the transaction closes, which is expected in October, Mobisol will join solar home system company...

Nigeria: Onshore find for Eni

Eni affiliate NAOC has discovered 1tcf of gas and 60m barrels of associated condensate in the deeper sequences of the Obiafu-Obrikom fields in OML 61, onshore in the Niger Delta. The Obiafu-41 Deep well reached a total depth of 4,374 metres and...

Nigeria: LoI signed for NLNG Train 7

Nigeria LNG signed a letter of intent on 11 September with the SCD consortium of Saipem, Chiyoda and Daewoo Engineering & Construction for an engineering, procurement and construction contract to develop its long-awaited Train 7 project. A...

Nigeria: ACE-TAF launches country programme

The Africa Clean Energy Technical Assistance Facility (ACE-TAF) launched its Nigeria programme on 28 August. ACE-TAF, which is funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DfID), was launched in June in Côte d’Ivoire...

Mozambique: Temane transmission project secures funding

The Temane Regional Electricity Project (TREP) has secured $543m of funding for the transmission line and related substations element, including a $300m grant from the World Bank, a $24m grant from the Norwegian Trust Fund, $33m from the African...

Mozambique: MoU signed for 50MWp solar PV plant

The government of the northern province of Niassa has signed a memorandum of understanding with Gigawatt Global and the Anglican Church in Niassa for the construction of a 50MW solar PV power plant in the provincial capital Lichinga. The...

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