IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has provided $55m in financing to construct solar PV plant in Mozambique.
Water innovation firm Crystal Lagoons has inked a deal with Egypt-based real estate company Tatweer Misr for a $117m development in Ras Al Hekmah, Egypt.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has agreed to provide a loan of up to €186m to the Fayoum Water and Wastewater Company for the development and expansion of its wastewater services in Egypt.
Malawi and Tanzania have agreed to work together for the development of the $829m Songwe River Basin Program (SRBDP).
A consortium of China Railway Construction (CRCC) and Moroccan contractor The General Construction Company of Casablanca (TGCC) has won a contract to build a 250m high tower in Rabat, Morocco.
FLSmidth, a Danish engineering services provider, has secured a contract worth over €100m for the construction of cement plantin North Africa.
The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved the eligibility assessment for compliance review for the construction of the 125MW Coal Sendou Power Plant Project in Bargny Minam village, Senegal.
US-based engineering services firm Bechtel has secured two contracts from Carbon Holdings to provide project management services for the Tahrir Petrochemicals Complex and construct two new polypropylene units in Egypt.
King Mohammed VI of Morocco has broken ground on the NOOR Ouarzazate IV plant, the fourth and final phase of the Ouarzazate solar complex.
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.
Greece-based contractor METKA has secured a contract from the General Authority for Electricity and Renewable Energy of Libya (GAEREL) to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for a new power plant in Tobruk, Libya.
A consortium of Van Oord and Urbeinveste Projectos Imobiliários has won a contract from the Angolan government for the Marginal da Corimba project in Luanda, Angola.
Willemen Groep comprising Aswebo, Aannemingen Van Wellen, Franki Construct and Cosimco has won a contract from the Dutch company APM Terminals to build a new container terminal in Morocco.
Moroccan phosphate producer OCP Group has partnered with the Ethiopian government to construct a $2.4bn fertilizer plant in Ethiopia.
Subsea 7, a provider of subsea EPC services, has won a contract from Pharaonic Petroleum Company for work at Egypt’s Atoll gas field.
Morocco’s mosques are set to receive a ‘green makeover’ in a government-led initiative to improve efficiency and promote renewable energy.
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.
China Railway Construction has secured a $1.85bn contract to build a light railway line in the state of Kano, Nigeria.The contract — awarded by the Ministry of Works, Housing & Transport — will involve the construction of about 74.3km of rail lines, which will have the capacity to carry trains travelling at a top speed of 100km per hour.The company did not disclose details regarding when the project is expected to commence, but said that phase one and two of the project are expected to last for two years each."This award is subject to the fulfilment of all conditions spelled out in the letter of intent from the financing bank and the final approval by the presidency of Nigeria," said China Railway Construction in a statement issued to the Hong Kong stock exchange.
Tanzania’s government will invest at least $30bn on the construction of a gas processing plant in the Lindi area.The country’s minister for energy and minerals Prof Sospeter Muhongo said that the government is commencing on the project and that an economic revolution should be expected in years to come. “I would like to ensure Lindi residents and Tanzanians in general that our economy is going to grow at a high speed, we are going to invest at least $30bn in the construction of gas processing plant,” he said, speaking at the launch of the Nanenane exhibitions, taking place at the Ngongo grounds in the Lindi municipality.As part of the project, the government will have to build about 200km of gas pipes to transport the gas from the sea to the plant. Since the discovery of natural gas in the country the economy has experienced a huge growth with 70% of power generation now coming from gas.The development is set to take several years to complete, as a “large amount of money, highly skilled and experienced labour and good supervision” are needed, added Muhongo.The minister also commented on the proposed $1.9bn fertiliser factory to be also located in Lindi area. The plant is expected to produce 3,850t of fertiliser daily and provide employment to 5,000 Tanzanians.
US-based engineering services provider Fluor has won a $501M contract from Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée (CBG) for a bauxite production expansion project in Kamsar, Guinea.Under the contract, Fluor will provide engineering, procurement and construction management services for the project.The scope of the project includes the expansion of bauxite production from 14.5M to 18.5M t annually. It will also involve the expansion of the mine infrastructure, rail system, port facility and processing plant. The project represents the company’s first of a planned three-phase expansion. Fluor has been involved in the project since its early stages executing the feasibility study and early engineering.Rick Koumouris, president of Fluor’s mining & metals business, said: “Fluor has worked with CBG to develop a capital-efficient solution that combines delivery predictability and flexibility for maintenance and future expansions.“Given the project’s location and unique logistical challenges, Fluor will bring unmatched technical and execution expertise, as well as the requisite Guinea experience, to deliver this project safely, on schedule and on budget.”The expansion project is expected to be completed in 2018.