Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has inaugurated its new wind turbine rotor blade factory in Tangier, Morocco, the first blade plant of a wind turbine manufacturer in Africa and the Middle East.
Symbion Energy and Highland Group Holdings Ltd (HGHL) have signed an agreement under which HGHL will invest $100 million towards the extraction of methane from Lake Kivu, on the border between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Karpowership Ghana Company Limited has announced the arrival of what it claims is the world’s largest ship-mounted power generation facility, the 470 MW Karadeniz Powership Osman Khan, in Ghana.
The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has secured $2 billion to rehabilitate national grid infrastructure, and expand its transmission capacities up to 20,000 MW within the next three years.
Mateus Magala, Chairman of Electricidade de Moçambique (EdM), Mozambique’s state-owned electricity company, said that EdM intends to supply power to the whole country by 2030, in a project expected to cost over $16 billion.
Malawi has expressed interest in energy cooperation with China to help tackle its energy crisis.
GE has announced that it will supply the power generation equipment for the 400 MW Bridge Power plant project in Tema, Ghana.
GE Power has signed a services contract worth over $3 billion with Sonelgaz SPE, an Algerian utility.
According to recent reports, South Africa’s tender for the $72 billion expansion of its nuclear power plants will begin in June, when state utility Eskom requests proposals from companies bidding for the project.
A study from the University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has assessed the potential for large solar and wind farms in 21 countries in the southern and eastern African power pools.