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Tanzania makes initial payment for Rufiji hydro project
25 April, 2019
Tanzania has made an initial payment of almost $310 million to a...
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Sweco to work on Cahora Bassa rehab project
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by 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
Monday, March 04, 2019 by 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
Friday, January 25, 2019 by 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
Thursday, January 24, 2019 by 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
Thursday, January 24, 2019 by 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
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by 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
Thursday, December 13, 2018 by 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
Thursday, December 13, 2018 by 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
Monday, December 03, 2018 by 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
Friday, November 30, 2018 by 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
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by 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
Friday, November 09, 2018 by 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
Monday, October 15, 2018 by 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
Thursday, September 13, 2018 by 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
Monday, August 27, 2018 by 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
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by 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
Monday, June 25, 2018 by 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
Thursday, May 24, 2018 by 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
Monday, May 14, 2018 by 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

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