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Construction on Mombasa’s port to begin in early 2017

 Work on the second phase of Mombasa port’s second container is scheduled to commence in early 2017 portmombasa pixabay huskyherzThe port of Mombasa is a key trade gateway to and fro East Africa.  Kenya Ports Authority managing director Gichiri Ndua said that the construction is likely to cost nearly US$213mn, and provide an additional capacity of 470,000 and 550,000 TEUs. Following this construction will be the development of.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 22nd December 2015

UK’s Energy to boost solar power in Africa

 Nigerian vice-president Yemi Osinbanjo has signed an agreement with the UK government to increase the deployment of solar energy to the West African country’s rural communities solar succo pixabayThe campaign intends to accelerate the development of Africa’s emerging solar market, working with African governments, investors, businesses, NGOs, think tanks, and other donors.  The signing follows the launch of the.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 22nd December 2015


Rhino Resources has announced it has expanded its African footprint with the recent acquisition of two offshore blocks in East Africa in the Comoros territorial waters. The two offshore blocks in East Africa include Blocks 17 and 24 in the Comoros territorial waters off Mozambique in East Africa a total of 11,947 square kilometres currently awaiting ratification by the National Assembly. “Rhino Resources is excited to further grow.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 22nd December 2015

Egypt Expanding LNG Infrastructure

Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum recently revealed a US$324 million investment into infrastructure projects that will increase the country’s capacity to transfer and handle petroleum products in Ain Sokhna. Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El Molla said that securing petroleum and natural gas supply that could turn Egypt into an energy centre of the region is of high importance. Ministry revealed in a statement that.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 22nd December 2015

Tanzania: Aminex Secures Another Six Month Loan Extension

Final well maintenance work is currently in progress to bring Kiliwanie North-1 on stream Dublin-listed oil and gas firm Aminex has secured a further six month extension for the repayment of its $7.6 million corporate loan facility to allow it to continue work at its Kiliwani North gas field in Tanzania. The group now has until July 31st to repay the loan. Aminex previously secured a six month extension for the facility in June. The.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 22nd December 2015

Intrepid Mines Invests U.S.$40 Million in Kitumba Project

Intrepid Mines, an Australian company, has spent more than US$40 million on drilling and exploration works on the Kitumba Mine project located in Mumbwa District.   Intrepid Board representative and non-executive director, Richard Baumfield said the Australian Stock Exchange-listed firm underwent restructuring and had since merged with Blackthorn Resources to acquire a 100 per cent stake in the Kitumba Mine which potentially contains.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 21st December 2015

Kogi to Commission 1.6 Billion Mega Motor Park Soon

Lokoja — Governor Idris Wada of Kogi State said yesterday that the N1.6 billion worth ultra modern mega motor pack being constructed in Lokoja will be ready for commissioning before he hands over to the next administration in January 2016.   Wada who said this after inspecting the project at Felele area of Lokoja, expressed satisfaction with the quality of job done so far by the contractor, adding that only finishing touches are.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 21st December 2015

Chinese Firm to Build Leading Steel Pipe Plant in Nigeria

Lagos — Chinese steel pipe manufacturer, Jiangsu Yulong Group, on Wednesday held a groundbreaking ceremony for a large-scale factory in Nigeria's Lagos Lekki Free Trade Zone.   The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by government officials, Chinese envoys and representatives from private companies.   Jiangsu Yulong Group, which was listed on China's Shanghai Stock Exchange in November, 2011, is exploiting international.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 21st December 2015

Petrol Is Nigeria's Biggest Import in Q3

Premium motor spirit (PMS), popularly called petrol, has emerged Nigeria's biggest import out of a total value of Nigeria's imports of N1.69 trillion in the third quarter of 2015, the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics has said.   In its latest foreign trade statistics published on Thursday, the Bureau said that durum wheat and imported complete knocked-down (CKD) motorcycles by established manufacturers ranked second and third out of a list.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 21st December 2015

Sonangol and Eni Sign Deal for Refinery Optimization

Luanda — A compromise agreement, which will result in the updating of plants of the refineries of Luanda and Lobito (Benguela), was signed recently by the chairperson of the Board of Directors of Sonangol EP, Francisco de Lemos José Maria, and the CEO of the Italian oil company (ENI), Cláudio Descalzi.   According to a press note from Sonangol that reached Angop in Luanda, the agreement also provides the optimization.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 21st December 2015

JA Solar to supply solar modules in Africa

 leading Chinese solar products manufacturer, JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd., has been awarded a contract to supply 100MW of photovoltaic solar modules in Zimbabwe.   The project will be made up of combined installed capacity of 300 MW given that the solar modules will be supplied to one of the first 3 large-scale ground-mounted solar power facilities in Zimbabwe under 3 contractors.   The other two contractors are Intratrek.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 21st December 2015

Symbion Power Completes Deal for East African 50MW Power Plant

 Symbion Power Lake Kivu Ltd, a subsidiary of American firm Symbion Power LLC has signed a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Rwanda Energy Group (REG) for a 50 Megawatt (MW) methane gas to power project.   The official signing involved Symbion Power CEO Paul Hinks, REG CEO Jean-Bosco Mugiraneza, and Minister of Infrastructure James Musoni.   The seal sealed see an implementation activities including detailed.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 21st December 2015

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