The World Bank has approved $130.8m in financing to support the $150.80m Uganda Roads and Bridges in the Refugee Hosting Districts Project, which aims to ease trade while improving access to social services in the West Nile sub-region of Uganda.
Enel Green Power RSA (EGP RSA), the renewable subsidiary of Italian energy company Enel, has started construction on €400m ($446.1m) Karusa and Soetwater wind farms in South Africa.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Dutch development bank FMO have agreed to provide $106m (£85m) in financing for the construction of 80MW Radiant and Eldosol solar projects in Kenya.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has approved $252m (£207.4m) funding for the construction of Lekela Power’s new 250MW wind farm, West Bakr Wind, in the Gulf of Suez, Egypt.
Enel Green Power RSA, the South African subsidiary of Italian energy company Enel, has started construction on the 140MW Garob wind farm in South Africa.
Italian energy company Enel’s subsidiary Enel Green Power RSA has started construction on the 140MW Oyster Bay wind farm in South Africa.
Enel, through its renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power (EGP RSA), has begun construction on the 140MW Nxuba wind farm in the Amatole District, South Africa.
Danish energy solutions company Vestas has secured an EPC order from Parc Eolien Taiba N’Diaye, a company in which Lekela has a majority stake, for the 159MW Parc Eolien Taiba N’Diaye wind energy project in Senegal, Africa.
Australian company WorleyParsons has signed a 22-month engineering contract with Kipeto Energy for the Kipeto Wind Power Project in Kenya, the second largest in the country after the Lake Turkana Wind Power Project.
ACWA Power has inaugurated a 120MW Khalladi wind farm in Tangier, Morocco, which will supply clean power at competitive prices to large industrial companies, mostly operating in the cement sector.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €115M loan agreement with the Arab Republic of Egypt for a wind farm project in the Gulf of Suez.
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and Lekela Power have signed an agreement for the development, construction and operation of a 158MW wind farm in Taiba N’Diaye, Senegal.
A consortium of Enel Green Power (EGP), Moroccan energy firm Nareva Holding (Nareva) and Siemens Wind Power has been pre-awarded a contract to design, construct, develop, finance, operate and maintain five wind projects in Morocco.The wind projects, awarded by Moroccan utility ONEE, will have a total capacity of 850MW. Construction on the projects is estimated to entail a total investment of about €1bn, which will be mostly financed through project finance facilities.Three wind farms, including the 150MW Midelt, 100MW Tanger, and 200MW Jbel Lahdid will be built in northern Morocco. The remaining two facilities, the 300MW Tiskrad and the 100MW Boujdour, will be constructed in southern Morocco.EGP and Nareva will set up and own five special purpose vehicles holding the projects. Siemens Wind Power will offer the wind turbines, with several components manufactured locally.The wind farms are expected to be completed and become operational between 2017 and 2020. Energy produced by the facilities will be sold to ONEE under 20-year power purchase deals. EGP CEO Francesco Venturini said: “We are leveraging on our knowledge and expertise, in collaboration with our partners, to contribute to Morocco’s ambitious energy plan that has renewables at its core. “The country is an example in North Africa of reliability and transparency in supporting the development of renewable technologies.”