Empower finances 2.5 MW of solar power for AMECO’s Ramadan City plant

EGYPT – Norwegian renewable energy company, Empower New Energy, has signed an agreement with Arab Medical Equipment Company (AMECO) to build a 2.5 MW solar power plant. The renewable energy company will build a rooftop solar power plant to power AMECO’s factory in Ramadan City, Cairo, Egypt. The solar plant will have a capacity of 2.5 MWp, one of the…

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São Tomé and Príncipe calls for tender for 1.5MW solar PV plant in Santo Amaro

SÃO TOMÉ AND PRINCIPE – The government of São Tomé and Príncipe is launching a tender for the construction of a 1.5 MWp solar photovoltaic plant south of Santo Amaro financed by AfDB. The call for expressions of interest is open until June 6, 2022. The successful company will sign an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract for a 1.5…

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Metito partners Scatec and Orascom to invest in solar desalination in Egypt

EGYPT – Metito Holdings is set to partner with Scatec and Orascom Construction, and the government of Egypt to build a solar-powered seawater desalination plant in Egypt. Three companies want to invest in the supply of drinking water in Egypt. They are the Emirati company Metito Holdings, the Norwegian group Scatec and the Egyptian company Orascom Construction, gathered in the…

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Côte d’Ivoire Energies announces tenders for 20 MW floating solar plant

IVORY COAST – The state-owned company Côte d’Ivoire Energies (CI-Energies) is launching a call for tenders for the construction (EPC) of the20 MW Kossou floating solar power plant. Côte d’Ivoire Energies has obtained finance from the French Development Agency (AFD) to implement the project. The floating solar PV system will be constructed on the reservoir of the 174MW Kossou hydroelectric…

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Chinese Citic Dicastal Group invests US$192M in Morocco’s Kenitra factory

MOROCCO – Citic Dicastal Group has launched construction on its third aluminium manufacturing unit in the Atlantic Free Zone of Kenitra (AFZ) with a budget of MAD 1.8 billion (US$192 million). Citic Dicastal is a Chinese equipment manufacturer specializing in the casting and production of aluminium automotive parts, including rims, powertrains, and chassis. The company has two operating aluminium manufacturing…

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Globeleq’s 52MWp Malindi solar plant now supplying power to Kenya’s grid

KENYA – African-focused renewable energy independent power producer, Globeleq, and its project partner, Africa Energy Development Corporation (AEDC), has indicated that its 52MWp Malindi solar photovoltaic (PV) plant is now supplying power to Kenya’s national grid. The facility started exporting clean renewable energy to the grid on the 14th of December 2021. The power plant is delivering enough electricity to…

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JCM Power begins construction of 20MW solar power park in Malawi

MALAWI – Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU), a development financial institution owned by the Government of Denmark through one of its portfolio companies, JCM Power Corporation (JCM Power), has started the construction of a 20-megawatt PV solar power park in Golomoti village, around 100 kilometers from the capital Lilongwe in Malawi. This is the company’s second solar power park…

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Botswana issues tender for six solar power plants

BOTSWANA – The Botswana Power Corporation, Botswana’s national power utility, has issued a request for proposals for the development and construction of six solar PV power plants across the Southern Africa country. The utility has not provided details on the combined and individual capacity of the solar plants nor has it disclosed details on their locations. Interested developers have until…

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ATI provides liquidity guarantee for Malawi’s 20 MW Golomoti solar plant

MALAWI – The African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI), has provided a liquidity guarantee to Malawi’s Golomoti solar PV plant via its Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF). The 20 MW solar farm is being developed by JCM Power Corporation, a Canadian clean energy IPP and InfraCo Africa Limited, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG). ATI says the provision of the guarantee to cover…

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Globeleq led consortium to develop a 100MW solar plant in DRC

DRC – A consortium consisting of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, renewable energy IPP Globeleq, CIGenCo, Greenshare Energy, Greenshare Congo, Volt Renewables, and Nzuri Energy has agreed to develop a 100 MWac solar energy plant in Kolwezi, south-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The renewable energy facility will sell power to DRC’s national utility Societe Nationale…

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