Startup Boreal Light inaugurates solar-powered desalination system in Tanzania

TANZANIA – German start-up Boreal Light is commissioning a solar-powered desalination system in the Kibaha district of Tanzania located in the Medewell health center, providing water for patient care. The new system was installed by Kenyan start-up WaterKiosk Africa, which partners with Boreal Light, a provider of water desalination solutions.  “This system is the largest of its kind installed in…

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Benin secures US$27.5m from JICA to finance Couffo’s drinking water project

BENIN – The Japanese government has awarded a grant of 16 billion CFA francs (US$27.50m) to Benin, through its international cooperation agency, JICA. The funding will enable work to be carried out on the project to strengthen drinking water supply systems in the departments of Couffo and Plateau. The funds will enable Beninese authorities to finance the Project to Strengthen…

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Boreal inaugurates a new solar-powered water desalination system in Kenya

KENYA – The German start-up Boreal Light is inaugurating new water desalination plants installed in several public structures on the southern coast of Kenya powered by solar energy. New drinking water kiosks designed by Boreal Light supplies a school, a mosque, a vocational training centre, a tailoring shop and oil extraction facilities on the southern coast of Kenya. The drinking…

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TCTA secures US$1bn for development of the LHWP’s second phase

SOUTH AFRICA – The Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA), the South African government agency responsible for water management, has secured R15 billion (US$1.09 billion) from private investors. The funding is for the development of the second phase of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP). Work is expected to accelerate at the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) site. Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA),…

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Water equipment supplier Davis & Shirtliff opens new distribution center to boost capacity

KENYA – Water-related equipment supplier Davis & Shirtliff is set to enhance the distribution of its water and energy solutions across the continent with the new centre it has commissioned at Tatu City on the outskirts of Nairobi. The centre with a floor space covering 10,000 square metres is expected to help the firm improve customer experience and play a critical…

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Deutsche Bank launches US$183m credit line for expansion of water supply in Keta

GHANA – Deutsche Bank, Germany’s largest bank, has just opened a €150 million (US$183.51m) credit line guaranteed by the Italian Export Credit Agency (Sace) for the implementation of two projects, including the rehabilitation and expansion of the water supply in Keta. The Ghana Water Company now has the funds for the implementation of its Keta Water Supply Rehabilitation and Expansion…

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French environmental group Suez to operate Gabal El Asfar wastewater treatment plant

EGYPT – Suez, a French group specialised in water and waste management, has been chosen by the Egyptian client Construction Authority for Potable Water and Wastewater (CAPW) to operate and maintain the Gabal El Asfar wastewater treatment plant in Cairo. The 4-year, €40 million contract will be executed in partnership with the Egyptian company Arab Contractors (ArabCo). Suez’s share in…

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Lesico to begin construction of water supply in Ghana after securing US$102m

GHANA – Lesico, one of the leading Israeli infrastructure companies, has announced that all the preconditions for the execution of the construction and upgrade of a water supply facility in Ghana for 85 million euro (US$102.30m) have been met.  The company received a down payment of approx. 13 million euro (US$15.65m). The project, one of few projects that the company…

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Jospong Group secures US$60m from Hungary for construction waste water treatment plants

GHANA – The Jospong Group of Companies, a diversified holdings companies, has signed a contract worth €50 million (US$60.5m) with the government of Hungary for the construction of wastewater treatment plants in Tamale in the Northern Region and Takoradi in the Western Region. The projects will be funded by the EXIM Bank of Hungary. The Executive Chairman of the Jospong…

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