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Infrastructure development in Uganda

Infrastructure development in Uganda

Infrastructure development in Uganda Infrastructure development is of paramount importance in Africa. The benefits of good infrastructure are illustrated in parts of Uganda, for example, where the recent completion of a project under the World Bank’s Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development (UMSID) program once again highlights the contribution of infrastructure to local development. Under […]

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Togo’s new renewable drive

Togo’s new renewable drive   Togo is expanding energy production and distribution through a growing emphasis on solar power. With more than half of its population lacking reliable electricity access, Togo faces substantial requirements for new energy production and distribution. At present, the West African country features a relatively diversified energy mix – with more

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Solving Africa’s energy crisis

Solving Africa’s energy crisis Entrepreneurs are introducing new technologies in solar power to fill the gaps in the energy landscape. By Africa Energy Indaba Rapid advancements related to technology have certainly rendered life easier than ever before. However, such progression is driven by energy and many regions in the world are quickly running low on

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SA’s grid capacity constraints

SA’s grid capacity constraints The constraints on South Africa’s transmission grid are multi-faceted and needs careful analysis. By Ian McKechnie, CEO and Principal Advisor at Engenamic The provision of a consistently reliable energy supply inherently requires that the generation, transmission, and distribution elements of an electricity supply network are considered and hence also planned, designed,

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Calculating concrete’s carbon footprint

Calculating concrete’s carbon footprint Cement & Concrete South Africa’s (CCSA) concrete CO2 model is facilitating the design of concrete mixes with a smaller carbon footprint. Used by, among others, cement manufacturers, ready-mix producers, consulting engineers and architects, CCSA’s CO2 model calculates the carbon-dioxide equivalent (CO2e) associated with the production of a cubic meter (m3) of

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South Africa’s JETP creates mining opportunities

South Africa’s JETP creates mining opportunities     South Africa’s recently developed Just Energy Transition Implementation Plan (JETP) which came into effect in 2023, promises a carbon-less future for the country and provides a comprehensive framework for the implementation of the just transition away from coal, in fulfilment of the country’s obligations under the Paris Agreement By

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How critical is Africa’s Zambezi Basin?

How critical is Africa’s Zambezi Basin? The Zambezi Basin covers a massive chunk of land in Southern Africa and has become an area of critical importance to the world. How will African countries within this basin manage its inevitable development?   By Lourens Snyders for WhyAfrica  WhyAfrica travelled more than 7000km in July and August,

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Energy a key focus for PAP in Algeria

Energy a key focus for PAP in Algeria        Africa’s energy crisis constitutes a key focus of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) official visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Algeria. Last week Chief Fortune Charumbira, the President of the PAP and his delegation paid a courtesy call on Mohamed Arkab, Algeria Minister of Energy and Mines.

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SA mining’s sterling year

SA mining’s sterling year South Africa’s mining sector delivered a sterling performance in the past year, despite several local and global challenges, and all stakeholders received much-welcomed value. An analysis of these results and other factors including the economic context, infrastructure-related challenges in the sector, and industry and market analysis are explored in more detail

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Wärtsilä enables Nigerian food company to modernise power generation

06 August 2021 – The technology group Wärtsilä will supply fuel-flexible dual-fuel engines to extend, improve, and modernise power generation for a captive power plant at Nigeria’s oldest and largest food and agro allied company, Flour Mills Nigeria. The company’s Lagos-based power plant is needed to ensure sufficient capacity and a reliable electricity supply around

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Nigeria’s latest gas-related power shortages could have been avoided.

Opinion Piece by Yusuff Wale, Managing Director, Wärtsilä Marine & Power Services Nigeria Ltd 15 June 2021 – At the end of May 2021, Nigeria’s national power generation dropped to 3,059 MW and for the subsequent seven days remained below 4,000 MW, six percent below average production. Nigeria’s latest gas-related power shortages could have easily

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Energy sector will drive Africa, Ayuk tells WhyAfrica.

By L.M. Louw for WhyAfrica  02 April 2021 – In an exclusive and fascinating discussion, NJ Ayuk, Chairman of the African Energy Chamber, tells WhyAfrica that the energy sector will drive growth in Africa and that demand for electricity in Africa presents mouth-watering opportunities for investors. Following is the full interview with Ayuk.    NJ, despite

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A flexible power strategy will benefit Mozambique.

By Fhedzi Modau, Mozambique Country Manager, Wartsila Energy Business    25 March 2021 – With its massive gas reserves and billions of dollars of investment flowing in to monetise them, Mozambique has a unique opportunity to deploy a flexible power strategy that will bring major benefits across both its domestic and regional electricity markets. Countries

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Nigeria needs flexibility in the national grid.

By Yusuff Wale, Managing Director, Wärtsilä Marine & Power Services Nigeria Ltd 17 March 2021 – To allow for renewable energy, Nigeria needs flexibility in the national grid. Without flexibility, Nigeria will face difficulties integrating large amounts of renewable energy into the grid.    As the largest economy in Africa, with huge gas reserves and

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Investment to power and transform.

31 January 2021 – The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced EUR38.5-million in financial and technical support to power and transform the energy landscape in Burkina Faso. The European Investment Bank confirmed EUR38.5-million of new financial and technical support to transform renewable power generation in Burkina Faso and better protect its capital city from future

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Pipeline to drive investment in Niger

14 December 2020 – There is significant enthusiasm for a pipeline project in Niger. The pipeline will drive investment in Niger and has become a symbol of hope, upon which several major development projects depend. Niger’s secretary general in the ministry of Energy, Balla Mahaman Rabiou, recently announced during a visit of the African Energy

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Gas power to play a role in SA energy scene

03 December 2020 – As South Africa races against the clock to fill an electricity supply gap of some 2000MW between 2019 and 2022, gas-to-power projects will play a significant role in the South African energy scene. Government’s recently launched risk mitigation independent power producer procurement programme (RMIPPPP) has stirred the interest of several private

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