Hyundai Engineering & Construction (Hyundai E&C) Consortium, (Hyundai E&C, Hyundai Engineering, and POSCO International) has won a $750 million order to build a combined cycle gas turbine power plant in Algeria.
South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that the country will encourage efforts by businesses to generate their own power.
Ayman Hamza, a spokesman for the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy said that a 50MW grid connection between the Egyptian and Sudanese electricity grids will start operation on 12 January, 2020.
Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power has signed 20-year PPAs for two solar projects totalling 250MW with Ethiopia’s state-owned electricity producer Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP).
Zimbabwe has licensed a joint venture between Zimbabwean and Chinese investors to establish a 50MW coal-fired power plant.
Wärtsilä has announced the first order of its new Wärtsilä Modular Block solution for power generation by Aggreko.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has opened a 50MW solar power farm in Garissa, in the northeast of the country.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has said that “acts of sabotage” at Eskom led to a massive power loss of 2000MW during the most recent load-shedding period.
South Africa was hit by power cuts on 5 December after a number of generating units broke down, forcing the state utility Eskom to cut 2000MW from the national grid on a rotational basis.
The Egyptian investment management company Enara Capital has announced plans to set up a 40MW solar power park in Kenya.