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Egypt: Wärtsilä to expand Borg El Arab gas plant

Finland’s Wärtsilä announced on 29 July that it will supply two 34SG engines with combined capacity of 19MW to the Borg El Arab gas power plant, owned and operated by Kahraba, part of Egypt Kuwait Holding, one of the largest private electricity...

Côte d’Ivoire: Financing for Azito expansion

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) on 24 July announced a €300m ($337m) financing package for expansion of the Azito Energie gas power plant. The project, known as Azito IV, will add a 181MW gas turbine and 72MW steam turbine to operate...

Congo Republic: Onshore discovery

A Congolese company has announced an onshore oil discovery in the Cuvette Basin in northern Congo, which its promoters say could open up a large new area extending into Democratic Republic of Congo and Central African Republic. The discovery was...

Zimbabwe: Renewables policy, tariff rise

Zimbabwe has taken key steps towards reforming its power sector, introducing a long-awaited tariff increase and launching a National Renewable Energy Policy and a National Biofuels Policy, two critical documents that are expected to help...

Cameroon: VOG gas to supply Aksa plant

Victoria Oil & Gas (VOG) has signed a non-binding term sheet with Turkey’s Aksa Enerji to supply up to 25mcf/d of gas to a planned 150MW power station in Bekoko, Douala. The term sheet, announced on 29 July, is subject to various conditions,...

Zimbabwe: Investors sought for solar PV, mini-hydro schemes

The Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe invites expressions of interest by 30 September from local and international investors to assist with the development, financing and construction of eight solar PV and two mini-hydro projects...

Benin/Niger: CNPC signs pipeline agreement

China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) signed a construction and operation agreement with the government of Benin on 5 August for a crude oil pipeline from Agadem in Niger to Sèmè port in Benin. “The more than 1,900km pipeline, including...

Uganda: New CEO for UNOC

The Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC) board of directors on 13 August named Proscovia Nabbanja as acting chief executive to replace Josephine Wapakabulo, who has resigned from the post. Nabbanja, a geologist by training, has been UNOC chief...

Total signs Benin LNG agreement

Total has signed a gas supply agreement and host government agreement with Société Béninoise d’Energie Electrique for a FSRU project in Benin, which will see the French major supply up to 500,000 t/yr of LNG from its portfolio for 15 years from...

Uganda: Kikagati hydro project reaches financial close

The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) announced on 12 August the finalisation of a $54m debt finance package for a 16.5MW run-of-river plant at Kikagati on the Kagera River, which forms the border between Uganda and Tanzania. EAIF said...

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