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UK and Kenya agree to fast track dam project following COP27 meeting
09 November, 2022
During the COP27 climate summit, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and...
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Sweco to study feasibility of floating solar at Ugandan dams
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 by Sweco is to carry out a feasibility study for floating solar technology at hydroelectric dams in Uganda, as well as detailed design of a pilot plant, for the Uganda Electricity...

AfDB president says African renewables offer huge investment opportunities for Japan
Friday, September 02, 2022 by African Development Bank President Dr Akinwumi Adesina has urged Japanese businesses to invest more in renewables and other vital sectors in Africa, including the hydropower sector.

Multiconsult to assess floating solar PV in Ghana
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 by Volta River Authority, with support from the German Development Bank KfW, has selected Multiconsult to assess the potential for installing a floating solar PV plant on Lake Volta –...

US sends envoy for GERD talks
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 by US Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa (SEHOA) Mike Hammer is to visit Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and Ethiopia, providing US support in a bid to forge a diplomatic resolution...

More hydro needed in Africa, says report
Tuesday, July 05, 2022 by An additional 40GW of hydropower is needed in Africa by 2030, a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) has suggested, which would require doubling investment, with...

AfDB to advise on 1500MW Mphanda Nkuwa hydropower project
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 by The African Development Bank (AfDB) is to provide advisory services for the development of the $4.5 billion 1500MW Mphanda Nkuwa hydropower project in Mozambique.

IFC to support Mphanda Nkuwa hydropower project, Mozambique
Monday, May 23, 2022 by The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is to collaborate with Mozambique’s Ministry of Mineral Resource and Energy (MIREME), through the Mphanda Nkuwa Hydroelectric...

LHDA launches procurement of a programme management unit for Lesotho Highlands Water Project Phase II
Thursday, May 05, 2022 by The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has launched procurement activities for a Programme Management Unit (PMU) for management, oversight and reporting during...

Environmental flows project finalized in Lesotho
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 by The Lesotho EFlows Project was recently finalized by Multiconsult and partners, with the policy recommendations set to be a benchmark for other similar water and hydropower studies...

LHWP II awards contract for critical component of phase II work at Lesotho Highlands Water Project
Thursday, April 14, 2022 by The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has awarded the tender for the construction of the Polihali Operations Centre, a critical component of Phase II of the Lesotho...

Nyamwamba II hydro plant operational in Uganda
Wednesday, April 06, 2022 by Serengeti Energy has announced that its 7.8MW Nyamwamba II hydropower plant on the Nyamwamba river, in Kasese, western Uganda, has officially begun commercial operations.

First unit starts generation at Nigeria’s Zungeru project
Friday, April 01, 2022 by The first unit at the Zungeru Hydropower Station – one of the largest hydropower projects under construction in Nigeria – officially started generating electricity on 28 March, marking...

MIGA supports first private sector led hydro plant in Gabon
Friday, March 18, 2022 by The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) has issued guarantees to Meridiam for equity investments into Asonha Energie SA, which will build and operate the 35MW Kinguélé...

Unit 1 at Mariguina hydro plant enters trial operation in Mali
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 by The 140MW Mariguina hydropower station on the Senegal River in Mali is under trial operation, ready to be officially connected to the grid.

First turbine starts up at Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
Monday, February 21, 2022 by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali has started up the first turbine of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) – the largest hydropower project in Africa.

Andritz secures further work on Jebba plant, Nigeria
Friday, February 11, 2022 by Andritz is to modernise a second generating unit at the Jebba hydroelectric power plant on the Niger River. The technology group was again contracted by Mainstream Energy...

Minister updates progress at Cameroon’s Nachtigal project
Tuesday, January 04, 2022 by Civil engineering works at the 420MW Nachtigal project are over halfway complete, Cameroon’s Minister of Water and Energy, Gaston Eloundou Essomba, updated during a recent site visit.

Bolina Booms provides log screen booms for Cahora Bassa plant, Mozambique
Monday, November 22, 2021 by UK-based Bolina Booms has announced it is to provide log screen booms to help control debris at the Cahora Bassa hydroelectric plant in Mozambique.

Kinguele Aval hydropower plant in Gabon reaches financial close
Wednesday, September 08, 2021 by The 35MW Kinguele Aval hydropower plant in Gabon has reached financial close, with construction to start this year.

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