http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 13.13Change: -0.06
R/$ = 11.56Change: 0.01
Au 1262.45 $/ozChange: 3.15
Pt 1228.50 $/ozChange: 11.00
 
 
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?








Start
 
End
 
 
And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
 
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Letters Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Jun 27, 2012

Botswana can become major energy corridor – Kalahari Energy

Back
GABORONE|Africa|African Energy Resources|Botswana Power Corporation|CoAL|Generator|Kalahari Energy Botswana|Mining|PROJECT|Resources|Africa|Botswana|South Africa|MW Orapa Power Plant|Building|Bulk-based Essential Infrastructure|Coal-mining|Electricity|Energy|Energy Corridor|Energy Trader|Frazer Tabeart|Greg Kinross|Infrastructure|Power|Steve Martin
|Africa|CoAL|Generator|Mining|PROJECT|Resources|Africa|||Building|Energy||Infrastructure|Power|
gaborone|africa-company|african-energy-resources|botswana-power-corporation|coal|generator|kalahari-energy-botswana|mining|project|resources|africa|botswana|south-africa|mw-orapa-power-plant|building|bulk-based-essential-infrastructure|coalmining|electricity|energy|energy-corridor|energy-trader|frazer-tabeart|greg-kinross|infrastructure|power|steve-martin
© Reuse this



GABORONE, Botswana (miningweekly.com) – Coal-endowed Botswana has the potential to become a major energy corridor within the Southern African power pool, says Kalahari Energy Botswana group CEO Steve Martin.

Kalahari Energy, which is pioneering energy growth in Botswana through coal-based methane exploitation, operates the small 90 MW Orapa power plant and is in the process of developing a new 180 MW power project in the country.

Martin, who addressed the Botswana Resource Sector Conference, says that the Botswana government has already shown itself to be a facilitator of independent power producers and now needed to take the next step of positioning the country as a major Southern African energy corridor.

The State-owned Botswana Power Corporation, Martin adds, needs to transition from being a generator and buyer of electricity to being a significant regional energy trader.

Kalahari Energy works closely in Botswana with South Africa’s JSE-listed, majority-black-owned Exxaro, whose Danie Mouton urges that all the coal-mining companies working in Botswana should collaborate to provide the efficient, bulk-based essential infrastructure that is preventing the landlocked country from realising its full coal potential.

ASX-listed African Energy Resources head Frazer Tabeart says that Botswana is ideally situated to export power multidirectionally into the Southern African region.

African Energy is building the 300 MW Sese integrated power project, which is served by a captive low-cost coal mine.

CIC Energy president Greg Kinross reports that the business climate is beginning to change positively for the TSX-listed company, which has plans to generate power and export coal from Botswana.

Kinross adds that the company is ready to proceed with its plans once decisions are taken at government level on infrastructure provision and power price agreements.

Edited by: Creamer Media Reporter
© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Mining News
A platinum export levy announced by the Zimbabwe government in 2013 remains mired in uncertainty, after the planned deferral of the tax to 2017, was not provided for in the country’s 2015 Finance Bill, gazetted on January 9. Platinum majors Impala Platinum (Implats)...
David Brown
The shares of triple-listed Coal of Africa Limited (CoAL) rose by more than 3% before noon on Friday following the company’s release of a quarterly update, which recorded a series of financial settlements, environmental go-aheads and project advances. CoAL also...
More
 
 
Latest News
SAA acting CEO Nico Bezuidenhout, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene and SAA chairperson Dudu Myeni
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has assured that loss-making national carrier South African Airlines (SAA) will not receive another bailout from government, noting that the most recent R6.4-billion government guarantee had only been provided in support of an intensive...
South Africa's cumulative trade deficit was R95.3-billion in 2014, the South African Revenue Service (Sars) said on Friday. In 2013, it was R71.4-billion, Sars said in a statement.
Certain regulatory approvals remain outstanding in Telkom’s proposed R2.67-billion takeover of JSE-listed Business Connexion (BCX), the parties said in an update to shareholders on Friday. BCX noted in the statement that the Competition Authority of Botswana had...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Construction 2015: A review of South Africa’s construction sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Construction 2015 Report examines South Africa’s construction industry over the past 12 months. The report provides insight into the business environment; the key participants in the sector; local construction demand; geographic diversification;...
Liquid Fuels 2014 - A review of South Africa's Liquid Fuels sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Liquid Fuels 2014 Report examines these issues, focusing on the business environment, oil and gas exploration, the country’s feedstock supplies, the development of South Africa’s biofuels industry, fuel pricing, competition in the sector, the...
Water 2014: A review of South Africa's water sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Water 2014 report considers the aforementioned issues, not only in the South African context, but also in the African and global context, and examines the issues of water and sanitation, water quality and the demand for water, among others.
Defence 2014: A review of South Africa's defence industry (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Defence 2014 report examines South Africa’s defence industry, with particular focus on the key participants in the sector, the innovations that have come out of the sector, local and export demand, South Africa’s controversial multibillion-rand...
Road and Rail 2014: A review of South Africa's road and rail infrastructure (PDF report)
Creamer Media’s Road and Rail 2014 report examines South Africa’s road and rail transport system, with particular focus on the size and state of the country’s road and rail network, the funding and maintenance of these respective networks, and the push to move road...
Real Economy Year Book 2014 (PDF Report)
This edition drills down into the performance and outlook for a variety of sectors, including automotive, construction, electricity, transport, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum.
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
The international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope – which is to be jointly hosted by South Africa and Australia with, later, outstations in other countries – may not yet exist, but international scientific working groups are already deciding what...
A free Web-based solar power plant capacity-planning tool offers project planners and developers, as well as governments, a means to assess the solar energy potential of thin-film solar PV power over an area of land. The tool was developed by thin-film solar...
As yet, no specific methodology, timeline or costs have been finalised to remedy the water ingress, excessive to contractual specifications, into the Gautrain tunnel between emergency shaft two (E2) and Park Station, says Bombela Concession Company technical and...
ASTRAPAK The group highlighted that executive strategic interventions and other group-wide business improvement imperatives were progressing favourably
The “seriously disruptive” electricity outages in South Africa have cost packaging group Astrapak more than R2-million in “irrecoverable downtime costs”, the company said on Monday, adding that the power cuts were negating some of the benefit of energy saving...
Bakkies and more affordable cars dominated South Africa’s new vehicle market in 2014. Unaudited data from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) shows that South Africa’s most popular vehicle in 2014 was the Toyota Hilux, selling 37 562 units.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
content
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
 
 
Close
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks