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LHDA awards bulk power contract
The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) announced that Mkhulu Electro Distribution Projects (Pty) Ltd has won the contract for the construction of a 132kV power line...
Joule Africa projects progressing well says company
Financing for the Bumbuna II project in Sierra Leone is progressing well, developer Joule Africa has announced, with the lenders expected to be in a position to go for credit...
Partnership to develop Volobe hydropower project, Madagascar
Africa50, Colas, Jovena and SN Power have signed an agreement that will see them work together to develop the 120MW Volobe hydropower plant on the Ivondro river in Madagascar.
Mini hydro plant completed in Zambia
The Rural Electrification Authority (REA) in Zambia has announced it has completed the construction of its first ever mini hydropower station – the 0.64MW Kasanjiku project.
Platinum Power and CFHEC team up for new hydro
Morocco's Platinum Power is partnering with China’s CFHEC to develop a new hydropower plant in central Morocco, Reuters has reported.
Grand Eweng project in Cameroon takes major step forward
A power purchase agreement letter of intent has been signed for the Grand Eweng hydropower project in Cameroon, marking a major step forward for the project that has a planned capacity...
Voith to supply small hydro plant in Burundi
Voith has announced it is to design, manufacture and supply the complete electromechanical equipment for the small hydropower plant Kabu 16 in Burundi, while also supervising...
Multiconsult to assess effects of Mpatamanga, Malawi
Multiconsult is to carry out the technical, environmental, social due diligence and additional studies for the proposed Mpatamanga hydropower plant, located on the Shire River in...
Shortlist unveiled for Batoka Gorge hydro project
Companies from China, Italy and the US have been shortlisted by the Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) to build the Batoka Gorge hydroelectric project on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Tanzania makes initial payment for Rufiji hydro project
Tanzania has made an initial payment of almost $310 million to a joint venture of Egyptian companies, Arab Contractors and El Sewedy Electric Co, to build the 2115MW Rufiji...
Sweco to work on Cahora Bassa rehab project
Sweco is to work on a major project to rehabilitate the 2075MW Cahora Bassa project in Mozambique in a US$5.2 million contract.
EAIF supports new hydro in Africa
The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) has loaned US$27 million to Kikagati Power Company Limited (KPCL) to help build a 14MW run-of-the-river hydroelectric station at Kikagati...
AFC invests in Singrobo-Ahouaty project, Côte d’Ivoire
Development of the 44MW Singrobo-Ahouaty hydroelectric power project and associated infrastructure in Côte d’Ivoire has taken a major step forward with news that Africa...
Engineering panel of experts appointed for LHWP Phase II
The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has appointed an engineering Panel of Experts for Phase II of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP). The appointments...
African Development Bank invests in renewable fund that supports hydro
The African Development Bank Group has approved an equity investment of up to US$25 million in ARCH Africa Renewable Power Fund (ARPF), a US$250 million private equity fund for...
Isimba close to commissioning in Uganda
The 183MW Isimba hydropower project in Uganda is set to be commissioned by the end of this month, local media has reported.
Pre-qualification for LHWP Phase II main works will launch in January
The Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) will mark a major milestone in 2019 with the launch in January of the construction pre-qualification for the Phase II main works, the...
Deal signed for major new hydro scheme in Tanzania
The Government of Tanzania has signed deals with Eqyptian firms to build a 2115MW hydroelectric project in the country, Reuters has reported.
AFC invests in Nachtigal project, Cameroon
Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) has announced it is investing in the 420MW Nachtigal Hydro Power Company (NHPC) in Cameroon.