Seven consortia selected as finalists for 365 MW Cameroon project.

Seven consortia selected as finalists for 365 MW Cameroon project.

Energy developer Platinum Power SA has pre-qualified seven consortia for the design and construction of a 365 MW hydropower plant near Makay, Cameroon. Named today as finalists for the turnkey contract were groups including: Acciona Construction / Acciona Industrial / Cooperativa Muratori Cementisti Ravenna ; Andrade Gutierrez Engenharia S.A / Andrade Gutierrez Europa, Africa, Asia […]

Mambilla: Governor Ishaku expresses doubts over Buhari’s hydropower project.

Mambilla: Governor Ishaku expresses doubts over Buhari’s hydropower project.

Governor of Taraba State, Darius Ishaku, has expressed reservations over the construction of the 3,050 megawatts Mambilla Hydropower Project approved by the Federal Executive Council. He made this known in Abuja when he featured on Channels Television’s interview programme ‘Hard Copy’ which was anchored by Maupe Ogun. The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde […]

GE powers Ugandan hydro.

GE powers Ugandan hydro.

Five 50MW Kaplan turbines supplied to 250MW Bujagali project GE has provided electro-mechanical equipment for the 250MW Bujagali hydro plant in Uganda. The work involved supply of five 50MW Kaplan turbines, control and protection systems and balance of plant for Italian EPC and civil works contractor Salini Hydro, GE said. Balance of plant included a […]

Multiconsult to value Zambian power assets.

Multiconsult to value Zambian power assets.

Multiconsult UK has been appointed by ZESCO, the national power utility in Zambia, to identify and value their generation, transmission and distribution assets, including hydropower facilities. ZESCO is wholly owned by the Government of Zambia and has four major hydroelectric power stations, five small hydropower stations, nine diesel power stations, approximately 5,774 km of transmission […]

Acquisition of Vidullanka’s second mini hydro plant in Uganda further delayed.

Acquisition of Vidullanka’s second mini hydro plant in Uganda further delayed.

Renewable energy developer Vidullanka PLC this week said that due to regulatory delays, the company has not yet issued shares in a private placement to Timex Garments (Pvt.) Limited to acquire the Uganda-based Timex subsidiary, Timex Bukinda Hydro (U) Limited. Vidullanka said that the required approvals from the Electricity Regulatory Authority of Uganda and the […]

Nigeria Zungeru HPP completed.

Nigeria Zungeru HPP completed.

The China National Electric Engineering Company (CNEEC) has disclosed that the Zungeru 700mw hydroelectric power plant in Niger State is at 47 per cent completion stage. The Deputy Project Manager, Mr. Xiao Nie, told journalists that the $1.29bn (about N473bn) project was expected to be completed in 2020. He explained that the project was made […]

Joule Africa in 25-year power deal with Sierra Leone government.

Joule Africa in 25-year power deal with Sierra Leone government.

Joule Africa has announced it has signed a 25 year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the Government of Sierra Leone that will see the company expand its hydropower developments. Under the agreement, Joule Africa and its local partner Energy Services Company (ESCO), through joint ownership of newly formed Seli Hydropower, will build an extension to […]

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