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Engineering

Feb 20, 2015
JOHANNESBURG - Emergency repairs to the Majuba power station in South Africa have added around 1,800 megawatts to the grid, reducing the need for controlled power outages, a spokesman for…
Feb 18, 2015
Zimbabwe has looked at Namibian financial institutions for the expansion of the Kariba South Hydro Power Plant. Standard Bank Namibia was the successful financial institution that got to provide a…
Feb 17, 2015
KPMG's Africa Business Guide App provides country-specific information for doing business in Africa. The KPMG Global Africa Practice has unveiled its Africa Business Guide App, which provides country-specific business information…
Feb 16, 2015
Ghana will receive two electricity generating vessels from Turkey in March next month to produce the equivalent of more than one fifth of Ghana's energy power. The two temporal power…
Feb 14, 2015
The World Bank Group has announced the launch of Scaling Solar at the Powering Africa Summit in Washington DC, a gathering of African ministries, utility companies and the international power…
Feb 13, 2015
Stabilising Eskom's finances is a priority and the power utility will be given R23 billion to do so, President Jacob Zuma announced on Thursday. "The government will honour its commitment…
Feb 12, 2015
 THERE was more bad news for SA’s moribund construction and engineering industry on Wednesday as Group Five reported that core operating profit had plunged 35.5% to R216m in its interim…
Feb 11, 2015
East Africa’s first utility-scale solar energy project is now online at the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda. The completion of Gigawatt Global’s 8.5 gigawatt (GW) solar project has boosted the…
Feb 10, 2015
The rout in commodity prices to the lowest in 12 years will spur deeper spending cuts by the world’s biggest mining companies in Africa, hurting a region more reliant on…
Feb 09, 2015
Africa’s long standing label as the “dark continent” extends beyond the color of the skin of citizens; it typifies the overall backwardness that has crushed the tiniest emergence of a…
Feb 05, 2015
Africa’s first grid-connected biogas plant will begin supplying power by March 1, according to Johnnie McMillan, managing director of Tropical Power Kenya Ltd. The $6.5 million Gorge Farm Energy Park…
Feb 04, 2015
South Africa’s mines minister has revealed today that the country lost about 23 billion rand ($2 billion) in coal export revenues last year due to the drop in prices for…
Feb 03, 2015
State-owned development funds from Norway and Britain have teamed up to build more power plants in sub-Saharan Africa, the funds, Norfund and CDC, said on Tuesday. Under the deal, Norfund…
Jan 28, 2015
Global infrastructure giant, General Electric (GE) is to make Ghana a major hub for its power business in Africa and a key driver of its ventures in oil and gas…

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