Tanzania has entered a framework agreement with Equinor and Shell, a move that would pave way for final investment decision in 2025 for the construction of a $30bn liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal.
Canada-based First Quantum Minerals has plans to power its Zambian copper mines by a $500m solar and wind power installations funded by Total Eren and Chariot, reported Bloomberg News.
India's Larsen & Toubro (L&T) announced that its international unit of the Water & Effluent Treatment Business has been awarded contract that is categorised as 'significant'.
The Government of Nigeria has sought bids for the construction of a nuclear power plant in the country.
African power company Globeleq and its project partners, Source Energia and Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM) have commenced construction of the 19MWp (15MWac) Cuamba Solar PV plant and a 2MW (7MWh) energy storage system in Cuamba of Mozambique. This $32m project is expected will contribute to the government's "Energy for All" strategy, that aims to have universal energy access by 2030. Located in the Tetereane district of Cuamba city of Niassa province, the project is claimed to be the first IPP in the country to integrate a utility scale energy storage system. The project also features an upgrade to the current Cuamba substation. Power will be sold through a 25-year power purchase agreement with EDM. The project is expected to secure $19m of debt funding from the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), which is a member of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG). Furthermore, the project will receive $7m as grant funding from PIDG's Viability Gap Funding (VGF) grant facility and a $1m grant from CDC Plus to allow an affordable tariff and the energy storage system. Globeleq chief development officer Jonathan Hoffman said: "This project is a trailblazer for future utility-scale energy storage in Mozambique and the region. Cuamba Solar, along with all our energy projects we are working on, cements our ongoing commitment to contribute to the long-term energy security and development of the country on a low carbon pathway." Globeleq and Source Energia are also developing one of the first wind projects in Mozambique located near the town of Namaacha, 40km west of Maputo. The project will require around 100 workers during construction, several of which will be hired from the local community. Spanish firm TSK has been appointed as the project EPC contractor. Globeleq will be responsible for overseeing the construction and operations of the power facility, supported by Source Energia.
A consortium led by Vinci Construction has secured a contract worth €388m from the Gambia River Basin Development Organisation to construct the Sambangalou dam in Senegal.
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), based in Egypt, has approved $400m in loans and guarantees to support the construction of $24bn Mozambique LNG project.
Assiut National Oil Processing Company (ANOPC) has awarded a major EPC contract to oil services firm TechnipFMC for the construction of hydrocracking complex for the Assiut refinery in Egypt.
The Nigerian Government is set to flag-off the construction of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s (NNPC) $2.8bn Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) gas pipeline project.
Maire Tecnimont has secured an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract from Groupement Bir Seba for the execution of the BirSeba Phase II and Mouiat Outlad Messaoud Field Development Project in Algeria.
Stantec-led consortium has been selected by the Egyptian Holding Company for Water and Wastewater (HCWW) to lead the €456.5m Fayoum Wastewater Expansion programme in the country.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed an agreement to finance €120m to the Egyptian Government to support the expansion and upgrade of the Alexandria West Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP).
The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved $210m financing to the Federal Republic of Nigeria to fund the Nigeria Transmission Expansion Project (NTEP1) in a bid to improve the capacity and reliability of the country’s transmission grid.
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.
A consortium comprising TechnipFMC, JGC, and Fluor has secured an EPC contract from Mozambique Rovuma Venture (MRV) for the Rovuma LNG production complex project in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique.
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.
American engineering and construction company Fluor has secured an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract from Cupric Canyon Capital for its Khoemacau copper and silver project in Botswana, Africa.
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.