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Côte d’Ivoire smart grid improves power security, access to power pool

By: Schalk Burger     14th June 2019 A smart electricity grid solution, developed and built by electricity multinational ABB, provides connectivity for all critical elements of the grid, helps operators to balance supply and demand and, crucially, enables Côte d’Ivoire to access the West African Power Pool (Wapp), says ABB Power... 

Storage presents African utilities with opportunities to rekindle investor appeal

By: Simone Liedtke     12th June 2019 The advent of renewable energy and new storage technologies presents Africa’s utilities with an opportunity to increase capacity and efficiency, while rekindling their appeal to investors, Standard Bank said on Wednesday. The “clear and rapid” evolution in Africa’s energy and energy... 

Manganese poised to make its mark as EV metal  

By: Martin Creamer     5th June 2019 Manganese could make its mark in the battery electric vehicle (EV) arena by displacing cobalt to a large extent in many of the cathode formulations, where the bulk of battery metals are used. The Junior Indaba heard on Wednesday that manganese, which South Africa hosts in abundance, is in a race... 

Ariana has eye on new exploration opportunities

By: Mariaan Webb     5th June 2019 Gold miner Ariana Resources, which operates the Kiziltepe mine as part of the Red Rabbit joint venture in Turkey, has its eye on new mineral exploration opportunities, particularly in minerals needed to sustain growth in energy storage and electrification of the transport sector, its chairperson... 

Tirupati to raise £3m for growth projects

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th June 2019 Flake graphite producer Tirupati Graphite plans to raise up to £3-million through the placement of convertible loan notes to fund its growth projects. The company wants to expand its existing production capabilities to become a significant producer of primary high-quality flake graphite in... 

Collaboration gives rise to advanced automation

24th May 2019 UK industrial technology group Rolls Royce Power Systems and automation technology group ABB are in a global partnership on microgrid technology with advanced automation. Together, the two companies will offer an innovative, energy efficient microgrid solution for utilities, islands, as well as... 

Mincor snaps up idled nickel mine in Kambalda

By: Esmarie Iannucci     23rd May 2019 ASX-listed Mincor Resources has acquired the Long nickel operation, in Western Australia, from diversified miner Independence Group for up to A$9.5-million. The Long nickel operation was placed on care and maintenance in mid-2018, following the production of more than 135 000 t of nickel-in-ore,... 

Bacanora to bring in China’s Ganfeng as partner in Mexico lithium project

By: Simone Liedtke     20th May 2019 Aim-listed Bacanora Lithium has signed a non-binding heads of terms with China lithium producer Ganfeng for a strategic investment in both the company and its flagship Sonora lithium project, in Mexico. Completion of the strategic investment would form a major part of Bacanora’s finance package... 

Nordic countries strengthen partnerships with sub-Saharan Africa

By: Kim Cloete     17th May 2019 The Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden are strengthening their partnerships with sub-Saharan African countries to increase green electrification and water security. The four countries are known for their expertise in developing viable and innovative energy systems, with a... 

Eaton acquires controlling interest in Turkish company

By: Kim Cloete     16th May 2019 Power management company Eaton has acquired a controlling interest in Ulusoy Elektrik, a manufacturer of medium-voltage electrical equipment based in Ankara, Turkey. The acquisition will help Eaton develop innovative power solutions for the African market. “The acquisition of Ulusoy Elektrik... 

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