The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) and South African power utility Eskom have signed a loan agreement of ZAR2.886bn ($206m) and $25m, which will be used to improve power transmission in Southern Africa.
The African Development Bank Group (AfDB Group) has approved $322.35m loans and grant to Burundi and Tanzania to finance the upgrade of Rumonge-Gitaza (45km) and Kabingo-Kasulu-Manyovu (260km) roads.
BESIX Group, Six Construct, a subsidiary of BESIX Group, and TGCC have been awarded the contract to design and build the Bank of Africa Tower.
DP World, a port operator that was founded by a merger of Dubai Ports Authority and Dubai Ports International, has broken ground on the multi-purpose Berbera port in Somaliland.
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.
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.
Dubai-based trade enabler DP World has signed an agreement to build and operate modern logistics hub outside of Bamako, the capital city of Mali.
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.
Mercedes-Benz Cars, a division of German automobile manufacturer Daimler, will produce the next generation of the C-Class in East London, South Africa, and invest €600m in expanding the plant.
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.
Sogea-Satom, a subsidiary of Vinci, has secured two road infrastructure projects with a combined value of €214m in Cameroon.
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.
Dubai-based DP World has won a 30-year concession for the management and development of a greenfield multi-purpose port project at Banana, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), with an option of a 20-year extension.
Israeli company Shikun & Binui has secured a $309m contract to build an airport in the African country of Uganda.
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.