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Environmental flows project finalized in Lesotho
The Lesotho EFlows Project was recently finalized by Multiconsult and partners, with the policy recommendations set to be a benchmark for other similar water and hydropower studies...
LHWP II awards contract for critical component of phase II work at Lesotho Highlands Water Project
The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has awarded the tender for the construction of the Polihali Operations Centre, a critical component of Phase II of the Lesotho...
Nyamwamba II hydro plant operational in Uganda
Serengeti Energy has announced that its 7.8MW Nyamwamba II hydropower plant on the Nyamwamba river, in Kasese, western Uganda, has officially begun commercial operations.
First unit starts generation at Nigeria’s Zungeru project
The first unit at the Zungeru Hydropower Station – one of the largest hydropower projects under construction in Nigeria – officially started generating electricity on 28 March, marking...
MIGA supports first private sector led hydro plant in Gabon
The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) has issued guarantees to Meridiam for equity investments into Asonha Energie SA, which will build and operate the 35MW Kinguélé...
Unit 1 at Mariguina hydro plant enters trial operation in Mali
The 140MW Mariguina hydropower station on the Senegal River in Mali is under trial operation, ready to be officially connected to the grid.
First turbine starts up at Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali has started up the first turbine of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) – the largest hydropower project in Africa.
Andritz secures further work on Jebba plant, Nigeria
Andritz is to modernise a second generating unit at the Jebba hydroelectric power plant on the Niger River. The technology group was again contracted by Mainstream Energy...
Minister updates progress at Cameroon’s Nachtigal project
Civil engineering works at the 420MW Nachtigal project are over halfway complete, Cameroon’s Minister of Water and Energy, Gaston Eloundou Essomba, updated during a recent site visit.
Bolina Booms provides log screen booms for Cahora Bassa plant, Mozambique
UK-based Bolina Booms has announced it is to provide log screen booms to help control debris at the Cahora Bassa hydroelectric plant in Mozambique.
Kinguele Aval hydropower plant in Gabon reaches financial close
The 35MW Kinguele Aval hydropower plant in Gabon has reached financial close, with construction to start this year.
LHWP II Senqu Bridge construction tender kicks off
The Senqu Bridge construction contract under Phase II of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) went out to tender on 04 March 2021.
Stortemelk small hydro plant recognised as example of sustainable development
The Stortemelk hydropower project in South Africa has been recognised as an impressive example of sustainable small hydro development using an industry-leading assessment tool.
Ethiopia’s Gilgel Gibe II gets digital solutions from Voith
Voith Hydro’s digital solutions are to be installed at the Gilgel Gibe II hydropower plant in Ethiopia, allowing owner Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) to carry out more...
AfDB secures new donor funds to transform the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced $90 million in new donor commitments for the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) during a virtual launch event held on Monday,...
EPC contract prequalification opens for Ruzizi III project
Ruzizi III Energy Limited, developer of the Ruzizi III Regional hydropower project on the boundary of Rwanda and DRC , is inviting contractors to submit expressions of interest for...
Vinci-led consortium to build Sambangalou dam, Senegal
A consortium led by Vinci Construction has signed a contract with the Gambia River Basin Development Organisation to build the Sambangalou dam in Senegal, close to the Guinean border.
Gilkes gives update on African projects
Gilkes has announced in its Winter newsletter that the Mulosa River project in Southern Malawi is progressing as scheduled with the pipeline route being laid and the construction of...
Work set to start on Social development master plan at LHWP Phase II
The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has announced it has appointed a consultant for the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) Phase II Social Development Master...