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Five new hotels to be constructed in Nairobi, Kenya at US$79m

The hotel industry in Kenya is set to receive a boost following the setting up of five medium-sized new hotels in the country.   The hotels are going to be constructed in various parts of Nairobi, with construction works expected to kick off this year. Once complete, the new hotels will increase the number of hotel rooms in the city by 704.   Various firms will be involved in setting up the new hotels. According to a report.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 6th September 2014

KenGen to build industrial park in Naivasha, Kenya.

Naivasha, Kenya: Kenya Electricity Generating Company (Kengen) has set aside 1,300 acres in Olkaria Naivasha for the construction of an industrial park. Five sites in the geothermal rich area have already been identified for the park with Kengen targeting high consumers of electricity. According to Kengen Managing Director Albert Mugo, the company will partner with Export Processing Zone Authority (EPZA) in setting up the industrial park. He.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 6th September 2014

IFC-World Bank Study Establishes Significant Climate Benefit Of Solar Lighting Products

 A new research study published by the IFC-World Bank Lighting Global program finds that replacing all kerosene lamps in use with solar lights would reduce the equivalent of 5 percent annual greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, or 12 percent of India’s annual emissions. The study confirms that modern solar lighting products designed for low income families without access to grid electricity are far more energy efficient.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 5th September 2014

Kenya: Standard Railway Project Set for October

 CONSTRUCTION of the multibillion-shilling standard gauge railway is expected to start in October, Infrastructure PS John Kipng'etich has said.   Contractor China Road and Bridge Corporation has started putting up camps at Mariakani, Mtito Andei and Athi River.   The camps will aid the construction of the first phase of the Sh327 billion project covering 609km from Mombasa port to Nairobi.   Speaking when he toured the.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 5th September 2014

Ebonyi to build $1.14b independent power plant

 TransGlobe Energy has announced the discovery of a Lower Nukhul oil discovery at NWG 3, a gas/condensate test at North Dabaa 2, and has been awarded a new concession in Egypt’s Western DesertThe oilwell at Lower Nakhul was drilled to a total depth of 1,633 metres and encountered 12.8 metres of net oil pay in the prolific Lower Nukhul formation based on well logs and oil recovered on wireline samples. The Lower Nukhul sandstone.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 5th September 2014

Egypt:TransGlobe Energy discovers oil and wins concession

 TransGlobe Energy has announced the discovery of a Lower Nukhul oil discovery at NWG 3, a gas/condensate test at North Dabaa 2, and has been awarded a new concession in Egypt’s Western DesertThe oilwell at Lower Nakhul was drilled to a total depth of 1,633 metres and encountered 12.8 metres of net oil pay in the prolific Lower Nukhul formation based on well logs and oil recovered on wireline samples. The Lower Nukhul sandstone.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 5th September 2014

New Porsche Model Enters in Kenya's Car Market

Kenya: Competition for a share of Kenya's top-end luxury car market has risen a notch higher after the entry of the Porsche Macan, a sports utility vehicle, made its debut Thursday. Franchise holder of Porsche brands in Kenya, Multiple Group, has also opened a state-of-the-art Porsche Centre, a showroom and after-sales centre at the Sameer Business Park on Mombasa Road. The Sh178 million ($2m) showroom and service centre will house up to seven.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 5th September 2014

East Africa majour market for ExSolar

 The Exporter Cc has two divisions : Radio Export which is a leading supplier of Motorola radio solutions and two-way radio products and ExSolar, a PV solar systems and components distributor. Both operate on a large scale in the export industry in Africa and the Middle East. When it comes to radio communication equipment, they hold substantial stocks of Motorola equipment in their South African offices. They are also in a position to.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 4th September 2014

US firm to build 100MW geothermal power plant in Kenya

 Ormat Technologies, a US power firm has been selected among three other companies to build the 100MWgeothermal power plant in Menengai, Kenya, set to begin in December this year. This will be among other projects which will see Kenya’s energy capacity rise to 5,000MW from 1,533 MW. The Geothermal Development Company (GDC) picked Ormat Technologies through its wholly-owned subsidiaries OrPower 4, Quantum Power and local firm Sosian.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 4th September 2014

Alten to develop 40MW solar plant in Kenya

 Alten Kenya Solarfarms is expected to set up a 40MW solar plant in Kesses, Uasin Gishu county Kenya. The solar plant will be located on a 371 acre piece of land in Kesses near Moi University, Eldoret. The project is expected to cost around US$10m for infrastructure development alone. The project is expected to be ready in 10 to 14 months once the power purchase agreement (PPA) has been signed between Alten Kenya Solarfarms and Kenya.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 4th September 2014

BASF opens new admixtures plant in Kenyan capital

 German chemical manufacturer BASF has opened a new admixtures production plant at Nairobi in KenyaAccording to company officials, the facility will enable the company to meet the rising demands for construction chemicals in East Africa. Dick Purchase, head of regional business unit for construction chemicals at BASF Middle East, West Africa, CIA and Africa, said, “We are now able to rapidly supply our customers with admixtures for.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 4th September 2014

Namibia:Global Petroleum s subsidiary gets licence extension

 Global Petroleum’s wholly-owned subsidiary Jupiter Petroleum (Namibia) has received a 12-month extension on the initial exploration period of Petroleum Exploration Licence No. 29, which covers blocks 1910B and 2010A in Walvis Basin offshore Namibia According to the firm, the initial exploration period of the licence will now be valid until December 2015. Entering into the second period of the licence with Namibian Ministry of Mines.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 4th September 2014



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