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Oracle receives Sichuan backing for coal-to-power project

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     9th March 2018 The Sichuan Provincial Investment Group (SCIG) has formally approved to proceed with UK energy developer Oracle Power’s combined lignite coal mine and mine-mouth power plant project, located in Block VI of the Thar desert in the south-east of the Sindh province of Pakistan. The approval for the... 

New power line to keep OZ Minerals connected

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     9th March 2018 Copper/gold miner OZ Minerals on Friday unveiled its power strategy, which includes a new high voltage power transmission line to secure electricity for the Prominent Hill and Carrapateena mines, as well as any future developments in South Australia. “Infrastructure in the region does not support... 

Kibo advances strategy with Botswana IPP project stake acquisition

By: Anine Kilian     30th November 2017 In line with its strategy of building a diversified portfolio of energy production assets, Aim-listed Kibo Mining will acquire an 85% stake in a company that will hold the Mabesekwa coal independent power producer (MCIPP) project for about £9-million in shares. Kibo has entered into an agreement... 

Oracle signs project funding MoU with Chinese SoEs

By: Mariaan Webb     21st November 2017 UK energy developer Oracle Power has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with two Chinese State-owned enterprises for the funding of a $1.6-billion lignite coal mine and power station project in Pakistan. The MoU proposes that Sichuan Provincial Investment Group (SCIG) will be the majority... 

Ncondezi calls off joint development agreement with SEP

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     26th May 2017 Mozambique-focused coal miner and energy developer Ncondezi Energy will engage with new strategic partners who have expressed an interest in helping to develop its integrated thermal coal mine and 300 MW power plant in the country’s Tete province. This comes after the company on Friday suspended... 

Winch Energy Electrifies First Off-Grid Village in Mauritania

30th August 2016 Winch Energy announces the installation of its first Remote Power Unit in the remote village of Nimjat, 150km South East of Nouakchott, the capital of Mauritania and the signing of an agreement with the Government of Mauritania   Winch Energy is a UK based global energy developer and technology... 

ET Energy establishes South African subsidiary

By: Anine Kilian     14th June 2016 Clean energy developer ET Energy has established a South African subsidiary ET Solutions South Africa, to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), and operations and maintenance services for large-scale solar power plants. “ET Energy's new subsidiary in South Africa demonstrates... 

US govt funding organisation injects $400m into S Africa-based CSP plant

By: Natalie Greve     21st October 2015 As part of US State secretary John Kerry's Climate and Clean Energy Investment Forum, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has signed an agreement with US-based energy developer SolarReserve and independent project developer ACWA Power, recognising OPIC's $400-million commitment of... 

GTP programme possible accelerator for local natural-gas sector

By: Dylan Slater     28th August 2015 A request for information (RFI) issued by the Department of Energy (DoE) in May for the development of its gas-to-power programme is expected to be a much needed catalyst for growth in South Africa’s natural-gas sector, avers Sandton-based law firm Baker & McKenzie. 

Mulilo moves ahead with four more renewables projects worth R8.8bn  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th February 2015 South African energy developer Mulilo Renewable Energy reports that it is poised to begin construction on four Northern Cape projects with a combined vlaue of R8.8-billion and a collective capacity of 385 MW.  The projects, which are being pursued with partners, include 150 MW of solar... 

Ichthys set to deliver billions in revenue 

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     7th April 2014 Japanese energy developer Inpex on Monday said that its Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, offshore Western Australia, could deliver total revenues of more than A$250-billion over its 40-year project life. The Ichthys LNG project is expected to produce 8.4-million tonnes of LNG and... 

Jindal Steel completes C$116m CIC Energy acquisition

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     6th September 2012 India-based Jindal Steel & Power (JSPL) has completed the acquisition of TSX-listed CIC Energy, a Botswana focused coal and energy developer, for C$116-million. In August, the Botswana Competition Authority approved the proposed acquisition, which would see CIC merge with Jindal BVI, a... 

MetroWind expects to deliver first power from PE project in 13 months 

By: Terence Creamer     12th July 2012 Renewable energy developer MetroWind reported on Thursday that its R550-million, 27 MW wind farm at Van Stadens, in the Eastern Cape, was poised to start supplying power to the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality (NMBM) within the next 13 months. Located near to Port Elizabeth, the wind farm was... 

Kpep hydroelectric project, Cameroon

By: Sheila Barradas     5th April 2012 The project involves the construction of a hydroelectric plant with an installed capacity of more than 450 MW. 


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