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LHWP II Senqu Bridge construction tender kicks off
23 March, 2021
The Senqu Bridge construction contract under Phase II of the...
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Stortemelk small hydro plant recognised as example of sustainable development
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 by 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
Thursday, January 21, 2021 by 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
Thursday, December 17, 2020 by 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
Monday, December 14, 2020 by 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
Monday, December 14, 2020 by 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
Tuesday, December 08, 2020 by 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
Thursday, November 05, 2020 by 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...

Underground excavation advancing on LHWP II diversion tunnels
Thursday, October 22, 2020 by Underground tunnelling works inside the two Polihali Diversion Tunnels which form part of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project Phase II is progressing well with excavations advancing...

Milestone reached for Karuma project, Uganda
Friday, September 25, 2020 by Filling of tailrace tunnel 2 has begun at the Karuma hydropower project in Uganda, marking a major milestone as part of preparations for wet testing.

Multiconsult wins contracts on Tanzanian hydropower projects
Monday, July 27, 2020 by Multiconsult has been awarded major consultancy contracts by Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited (TANESCO) for two new hydropower and transmission line projects that could double...

Funding approved for Bumbuna Hydro II in Sierra Leone
Monday, July 20, 2020 by Funding of US$6 million has been approved to help with the development of the 143MW Bumbuna Hydro II initiative in Sierra Leone.

Proposals invited for Independent Engineer for Ruzizi II project
Monday, June 29, 2020 by An invitation for proposal has been released for Independent Engineer on the Ruzizi III hydropower project. The project is being developed by Ruzizi III Energy Limited on the boundary...

Egypt asks UN to intervene in GERD dam dispute
Monday, June 22, 2020 by Egypt has written to the United Nations Security Council asking it intervene in a bid to restart talks on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), after Ethiopia announced last...

African Development Bank debars Sinotec for three months for fraudulent practices
Monday, May 04, 2020 by The African Development Bank Group has announced the debarment of Chinese firm Sinotec Company Limited for 36 months for engaging in fraudulent practices with regards to Bank...

Gilkes commissions African project, receives new order
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 by Gilkes has announced that its hydro engineering team has recently completed commissioning of the 8.2MW Ruo-Ndiza hydroelectric power station in Mulanje, Southern Malawi.

Power losses in Uganda as intake gates blocked at major hydro plants
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 by Uganda lost power generation nationwide today after weeds blocked intake gates at the Nalubaale, Kiira and Bujagali hydropower projects causing them to trip, the Ministry of Energy...

Neckartal Dam inaugurated in Namibia
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Neckartal Dam – the largest dam in the southern African country of Namibia – has officially been inaugurated.

GERD final agreement expected end of February
Tuesday, February 04, 2020 by The final agreement regarding development of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is to be signed by the end of February, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Water Resources...

Draft deal agreed for Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
Friday, January 17, 2020 by A draft deal has been agreed between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) following a meeting in Washington, US, with the countries agreeing that...

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