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Tanzania has made an initial payment of almost $310 million to a...
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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.
Bridge design contract awarded as part of LHWP phase II
Aurecon Lesotho (Pty) Ltd has been appointed by the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) to design and supervise the construction of the major bridges to be built in Phase II...
Final agreements signed to build Nachtigal project, Cameroon
EDF, IFC and the Republic of Cameroon have signed final and binding agreements for the construction of the 420MW Nachtigal hydroelectric project in Cameroon.
Advance infrastructure construction works to start soon on LHWP Phase II
Construction work on the advance infrastructure at Polihali and Katse – part of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project Phase II – are set to commence on 9 January 2019, following the...
Besix to work on Nachtigal dam, Cameroon
Besix is to design and build the Nachitgal dam in Cameroon, in partnership with French firm NGE and Moroccan company SGTM.
Hydro-mechanical expert needed for Lesotho Highlands Water Project Phase II
The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority has invited eligible persons to indicate their interest in providing the services of Hydro-Mechanical Expert on the Panel of Experts for...
Govt cancels METEC’s contract on Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
The Ethiopian Government has cancelled Metals and Engineering Corporation’s (METEC) contract for work on the 6450MW Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), citing delays in completing...
PNG Power partners with IFC for power projects
PNG Power Limited and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, are working together to identify ways to stimulate private investment and expertise to boost power generation in Papua...
Tender alert for dam and tunnel construction – Lesotho Highlands Water Project Phase II
The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) will soon be inviting Expressions of Interest from suitable, qualified engineering and construction companies interested in...
Multiconsult selected for GET FiT programme, Zambia
Multiconsult is to implement the GET FiT program in Zambia that aims to realize investments in 200MW of renewable energy, after successful involvement in the same program in Uganda.
Voith opens East African Hub in Ethiopia
Voith has officially opened a new East Africa Hub in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, with the facility to coordinate hydropower projects in nine countries in the east of the continent