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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...

Mozambique: Agreement for LNG-to-powership

Japan’s Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd (MOL) and Karadeniz Holding AS announced on 30 August that they would develop the first LNG-to-powership project in Mozambique. The project, which will be implemented under the joint brand Karmol, involves mooring a...

Mozambique: Consultant sought for grid codes

The Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy invites expressions of interest by 18 September from consultants to review, update and complete Mozambique’s power grid codes. The project aims to review, revise and present proposals for the amendment...

Mozambique: US Exim to vote on $5bn LNG loan

The US Export-Import Bank said on 22 August its board planned to vote on a $5bn loan for the Area 1 Mozambique LNG project. A statement said it had notified Congress of the transaction, which would be voted on after a 35-day congressional...

Mozambique: Benga non-binding agreements signed

Kibo Energy announced on 5 September that it has signed a non-binding power purchase term sheet (PPTS) and non-binding coal supply term sheet (CSTS) with Vale Mozambique SA for the Benga coal power project. AIM-listed Kibo holds a 65% stake in...

Morocco: US court judgement puts Platinum projects in doubt

US-based private equity fund Brookstone Partners has won a decisive victory against its former partners in Casablanca-based Platinum Power which should allow it to eventually assume control of the company’s roster of pipeline projects in Morocco...

Kenya/Somalia: Hearings postponed to November

The International Court of Justice has postponed the start of public hearings in a case brought by Somalia in 2014 over its maritime border with Kenya. The hearings, which follow written submissions to the court last year, were due to take place...

Kenya: USTDA grant for wind and battery project

The United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has approved a grant for Craftskills Energy Ltd – the Kenyan company originating the Kipeto wind project – to fund a feasibility study for a 50MW wind and battery project.

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...

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