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Underground excavation advancing on LHWP II diversion tunnels
22 October, 2020
Underground tunnelling works inside the two Polihali Diversion Tunnels...
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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...

Independent report says Rufiji environmental assessment is ‘inadequate’
Thursday, December 19, 2019 by The strategic environmental assessment for the Rufiji dam project in Tanzania has been described as ‘completely inadequate’ in an independent review project commissioned by IUCN,...

First micro hydropower plant completed in Ghana
Thursday, November 21, 2019 by The Bui Power Authority (BPA) has announced the completion of the 45kW Tsatsadu generating station in Ghana’s Volta region, the first micro hydropower plant in the country.

Meridiam wins contract for Kinguele hydropower plant, Gabon
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 by Construction work is set to start in the second quarter of 2020 on the 34MW run-of-the-river Kinguele Aval hydropower plant in Gabon, as Meridiam confirms it has signed a...

LHDA awards bulk power contract
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 by The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) announced that Mkhulu Electro Distribution Projects (Pty) Ltd has won the contract for the construction of a 132kV power line...

Joule Africa projects progressing well says company
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 by Financing for the Bumbuna II project in Sierra Leone is progressing well, developer Joule Africa has announced, with the lenders expected to be in a position to go for credit...

Partnership to develop Volobe hydropower project, Madagascar
Tuesday, October 08, 2019 by Africa50, Colas, Jovena and SN Power have signed an agreement that will see them work together to develop the 120MW Volobe hydropower plant on the Ivondro river in Madagascar.

Mini hydro plant completed in Zambia
Tuesday, October 08, 2019 by The Rural Electrification Authority (REA) in Zambia has announced it has completed the construction of its first ever mini hydropower station – the 0.64MW Kasanjiku project.

Platinum Power and CFHEC team up for new hydro
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by Morocco's Platinum Power is partnering with China’s CFHEC to develop a new hydropower plant in central Morocco, Reuters has reported.

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