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Dozens dead as Kenyan dam breaches
Over 30 people have been killed with many more missing after the Patel dam in Kenya breached its banks.
Kariba dam rehab takes another step forward
The Zambezi River Authority has reached a milestone for the spillway rehabilitation proportion of the Kariba Dam Rehabilitation project (KDRP), with the works tender sent to...
Building Energy in deal for hydro, wind in South Africa
Independent power producer Building Energy has signed a power purchase agreement with South Africa’s state owned utility Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd to build, own and operate a 4.7MW...
Stigler’s Gorge build to start in July
Construction work will start in July on the 2100MW Stigler’s Gorge hydropower project on the Rufiji River in Tanzania, it has been reported.
Seabased in deal for 100MW wave power plant in Ghana
Ghanaian renewable energy company TC’s Energy has contracted Seabased to deliver a 100MW wave energy plant near Ada, Ghana.
Refinancing loans agreed for Bujagali
IFC and MIGA have announced they are supporting a refinancing package for the Bujagali hydropower project in Uganda in a bid to reduce electricity costs and improve access to power in...
Andritz to equip Moroccan pumped storage plant
Andritz is to supply hydro and electro-mechanical equipment for the new Abdelmoumen pumped storage hydropower plant on the River Issen in Taroudant Province, Morocco, after winning...
DWS still committed to Clanwilliam Dam wall raise project
South Africa’s Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has said it is still committed to a project to raise the Clanwilliam Dam wall, despite budget cuts affecting infrastructure projects.
Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt renew commitment to cooperate over GERD
The leaders of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt have agreed to continue their cooperation in the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project (GERD) following a meeting at the end of January.
Genale Dawa-III project 94% complete
The electrical and mechanical works of the 254MW Genale Dawa-III hydropower project in Ethiopia are in place, says developer Ethiopian Electric Power, and construction is 94% complete.
Largest contract to date awarded for Lesotho Highlands Water Project
The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has awarded the contract for designing and supervising the construction of the Polihali water transfer tunnel – the largest of all...
Sierra Leone Govt ratify key documents for Bumbuna II project
The parliament of Sierra Leone has voted unanimously to ratify the project agreements for Bumbuna II hydropower project, a clear sign of the strong cross-party support for this project.
Kariba Dam rehabilitation project making steady progress
Progress on the Kariba Dam rehabilitation project (KDRP) is steady with the plunge pool currently in the implementation phase and the spillway refurbishment works under procurement,...
Nigeria’s Guarara hydro project expected online in early 2018
The 30MW hydropower project at the multipurpose dam at Gurara in Kaduna will be ready by early next year, Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN,...
Joule Africa’s Kpep project making good progress
Following the signing of the Letter of Intent with the Government of Cameroon earlier in 2017, Joule Africa has now completed its pre-feasibility studies and is in the process of...
Soubre Dam inaugurated in Cote d'Ivoire
The 275MW Soubre dam has been officially inaugurated in Cote d'Ivoire, with the project having began generation back in May, around eight months ahead of schedule.
US Agency to support Kenyan hydro development
The feasibility of run-of-river hydroelectric developments at five sites in Kenya is to be investigated, following the award of a grant to Saigrene Energy Kenya Limited from the US...
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.
Cambambe 2 opens in Angola
The 700MW Cambambe 2 hydropower plant has been officially opened in Angola, significantly expanding the country’s electricity generating capacity.
6th anniversary of Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam celebrated in London
The 6th anniversary of the start of construction on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) was recently celebrated in the presence of more than 500 members of the Ethiopian...