BESIX has won a contract to design and build the Nachtigal dam and hydroelectric power station on the River Sanaga, 65km north of Yaoundé in Cameroon, to increase the country’s supply of renewable energy.
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.
Upstream gas company Sound Energy has signed an agreement with a consortium comprising Enagas, Elecnor and Fomento under which the latter will take up the front-end engineering and design (FEED) and construction and financing of the infrastructure to commercialise the company’s existing gas discovery in Eastern Morocco.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is set to break ground on the 40-inchx614km Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) gas pipeline and stations – the single biggest gas pipeline project in the history of oil and gas operation in Nigeria.
VINCI Energies has won a contract from the Societe d’Electricite du Senegal (Senelec) to install five new extra high voltage transformer stations, 200km of overhead and underground EHV transmission lines, 100 distribution substations in various parts of Senegal and a regional load dispatch centre.
French company VINCI Construction, in a joint venture with Andritz Hydro, has won a contract worth €284m to build the Abdelmoumen pumped storage hydroelectric plant (PSP) located 70km from Agadir in Morocco.
Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET), a public liability company owned by the government of Nigeria, has inked a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Qua Iboe Power Plant (QIPP) to develop a $1.1bn power plant in Akwa Ibom.
A consortium led by Enel Green Power has been chosen as the preferred bidder to construct a 100MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Metehara, Oromia, Ethiopia.
An equal stake joint venture (JV) between Orascom Construction and FCC Aqualia, a subsidiary of FCC, has bagged an EPC contract worth $320m to build Abu Rawash Wastewater Treatment Plant in Egypt.
Italian oil and gas industry contractor Saipem has been awarded contracts by Eni Angola and Gazprom’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline project with a combined contracts value of about $370m.
Infrastructure firm Tahal Group together with its partner ZRB Consulting Finance & Development (ZRB) has signed a contract with the government of Zambia for the planning and construction of an agriculture and water project in the county.
Canadian engineering services firm SNC-Lavalin has bagged a contract on the Fine Ash Dam 6 Project in Secunda, South Africa.
Orascom Construction, an Egyptian engineering and construction company, has won a $100m contract to construct a steam turbine power plant in Egypt.
Denmark-based Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor (BWSC) has won a contract worth €90m to construct a power plant in Western Mali.
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).
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.