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GE increases efficiency and output at Ivory Coast’s Azito Power Plant

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To improve performance and provide valuable insights and visibility into plant and turbine operations, GE’s Power Services business has announced it has signed an agreement with Azito Energie S.A. to upgrade two gas turbines at the company’s combined cycle power plant. GE’s hardware upgrade and Operations Optimization digital solutions will help increase power output by […]


SONATRACH and BHGE collaborate to meet manufacturing demand

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In a signing ceremony hosted by SONATRACH in Algiers, and in the presence of the Minister of Energy, Mustapha Guitouni, SONATRACH and Baker Hughes, a GE company, have announced the creation of a 20,000 Sq m manufacturing facility in Arzew Industrial Zone. The facility aims to strengthen Algeria’s position in the upstream oil and gas […]


ETELM showcases the latest solutions required for safe cities in Africa

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ETELM, a leading manufacturer of advanced mission critical communications infrastructures, is using this week’s Mission Critical Africa to discuss how its 4GLinked solution is meeting the growing demand for safe cities across Africa and beyond. ETELM’s 4GLinked solution has been designed with mission critical users in mind, allowing a balance between cost, service, and coverage. […]


Comment on Redline Communications and IT Max Global’s partnership

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Redline Communications Group Inc., a leading provider of wide-area wireless networks for the most challenging applications and locations, has signed a distribution agreement with IT Max Global to offer its complete range of mission critical communications solutions across Africa. IT Max Global helps customers design, plan, integrate, deploy, and service all IT and telecom environments […]


ENGIE and Fenix accelerate off-grid energy market development

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ENGIE and Fenix have announced that they have agreed on a transaction in which ENGIE will acquire 100% of Fenix International, a next generation energy company, offering solar home systems (SHS) in Africa. Founded in 2009, Fenix employs over 350 people and has its main activities in Uganda where it is the leading SHS player […]


Datacentrix clinches Huawei Energy Partner of the Year award

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Datacentrix, a provider of high performing and secure ICT solutions, has been honoured with the ‘Huawei Energy Partner of the Year’ award. Datacentrix, which attained its certification as Huawei Gold Partner late last year, has also earned its status as a Certified Service Partner with a specialisation in network energy, covering the full range of […]


Building Energy begins production of photovoltaic power plant in Uganda

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Building Energy, the multinational company operating as a Globally Integrated IPP in the renewable energy industry, has announced the inauguration of the Tororo Solar Plant, its first photovoltaic system in Uganda. With a capacity of 10 MWp, this plant is among the largest in Eastern Africa. Building Energy was also responsible for the development of […]


A bright future for Ugandan oil and gas sector, Siemens predicts

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The International Monetary Fund recently stated that the oil reserves in Uganda may account for around 4% of the country’s economy annually in the next few years if managed well. These sentiments were echoed by speakers and delegates attending the Uganda International Oil & Gas Summit in Kampala Uganda. Addressing government officials and delegates, Patrice […]


USTDA connects US energy industry to business opportunities in South Africa

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The US Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to Solafrica Energy (Pty) Ltd., a developer of utility-scale solar power plants in southern Africa, for a pilot project that demonstrates the performance of an energy storage system based on Primus Power Corporation’s (California) EnergyPod2® technology. The EnergyPod2® is a long-duration energy storage system based on […]


Morocco to welcome African energy leaders for November’s Renewable Energy Forum

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The Africa Renewable Energy Forum (ARF) and the preceding Gas Options: North and West Africa meeting will take place from 29th November – 1st December 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Casablanca. As the officially labelised side-event of COP22, the Africa Renewable Energy Forum was first held in Marrakesh from 2-4 November 2016 under the […]


GE’s efficient power generation and air-quality control technology deployed at Kusile Unit One

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GE has announced that it has successfully commenced commercial operations of Unit One of Kusile’s coal power plant. GE’s scope in Kusile Unit One is the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of six turbine islands, air-cooled condensers and wet flue gas desulphurisation plant (WFGD). The WFGD plant is an environmental control solution and the first […]


Africa gears up for IoT transformation

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A recent global survey by HP Enterprise of 3,000+ IT and business decision makers at the end of 2016, found that the Internet of Things has hit an inflection point in their minds. IoT is moving from good to great. Expectations from IoT are sky-high, and those who have implemented IoT in the right way […]


USTDA introduces US carbon capture and recycling technology to South Africa

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Today, the US Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to Swayana (Pty) Ltd, a Pretoria-based energy project developer, for a feasibility study that will use innovative US technologies to convert waste gas – also known as off-gas – into a valuable commodity at a plant in South Africa’s Mpumalanga province. The project will use […]


Rwanda Energy Group goes live with Phase 1 of IFS Applications roll-out

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IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Rwanda Energy Group’s (REG) operating companies have gone live with IFS Applications™ 9 in the first phase of the implementation of an Integrated Business Management Solution (IBMS). REG is Rwanda’s national grid operator, comprising Energy Utility Corporation Limited (EUCL) and Energy Development Corporation Limited (EDCL). This represents […]


East African experts benefit from training on energy demand, supply planning and management

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The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) recently hosted a course on energy demand and supply training for east African energy experts in a bid to strengthen the region’s technical capacity in energy demand, supply planning and management. This will allow them to respond to current energy planning gaps; integrate energy sector planning tools in sector […]


GE leads the end to end power technology debate at event in Johannesburg

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Technology available today can be employed to create reliable, sustainable, localised and more efficient energy networks. That was the message that George Njenga, GM, Steam Power Systems for sub-Saharan Africa delivered to delegates while making his keynote address at the opening session of this year’s Power-Gen Africa and DistribuTech event in Johannesburg. The electricity industry […]


Highlights from Power Africa at Africa Energy Forum

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Power Africa attended the Africa Energy Forum (AEF) to further advance its goal to increase energy access and power generation in sub-Saharan Africa. Through grant signings, facilitated events and targeted meetings with government and private sector partners, Power Africa plans to further increase the number of transactions that have reached financial close. Currently, the 76 […]


ENGIE and eleQtra sign an agreement for wind power project in Ghana

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ENGIE and eleQtra, a developer of power and transportation projects in sub-Saharan Africa, signed a Joint Development Agreement that defines the terms and the schedule for the development and construction of the 50 MW Ada Wind Power Project in the Greater Accra Region in Ghana. The project is expected to require an investment of approximately […]


Alternative sustainable power sources create new growth opportunities

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Over the past decade, the South African electricity sector has witnessed dynamic change. An economic shift from mining and industrial production towards a service industry has reduced electricity demand to pre-2008 levels. Under these challenging circumstances, the continued development of the electricity supply industry will prove essential in achieving business sustainability and providing power at […]


Huawei Technologies to venture smart grid technologies in Africa

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Huawei Technologies, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, has announced plans to advance smart grid technologies to Africa, beginning with South Africa, followed by other countries like Kenya. The announcement was made during the recently concluded African Utility Week (AUW) 2017, held in Cape Town, where Huawei Technologies co-hosted its 5th […]