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Apr 18, 2014
The commissioning of about 22 000 MW of new generation capacity in the Southern African region by 2017 will require new transmission networks to evacuate power from generation stations to load centres in the region, according to Southern African Power Pool (SAPP)...
Feb 18, 2014
Lahmeyer International can record a series of new projects from Southern African countries. The consulting engineering company currently provides advisory services for the construction and operation of several power plant projects in the SADC region. The Southern...
Jan 10, 2014
Power & Electricity World Africa - the continent’s largest power and electricity show - takes place at the Sandton Convention Centre from 11-12 March 2014. The show - a combination of conference, exhibition and series of seminars – is the leading market place and...
Aug 22, 2012
South Africa’s Cabinet has approved a treaty with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for the development of the so-called ‘Grand Inga Project’, which could produce hydroelectric power for the DRC and surrounding countries, including South Africa. The project,...
Aug 06, 2012
Electrical, control and instrumentation engineers and constructors Wade Walker, a wholly owned subsidiary of Murray & Roberts, has completed the contract awarded by Morupule Colliery in January 2011 associated with mine expansion necessary to increase coal supply to...
Jun 27, 2012
Coal-endowed Botswana has the potential to become a major energy corridor within the Southern African power pool, says Kalahari Energy Botswana group CEO Steve Martin. Kalahari Energy, which is pioneering energy growth in Botswana through coal-based methane...
May 18, 2012
Electricity demand in Botswana is projected to grow at a compound yearly growth rate (CAGR) of 4.6% from 2011 to 2020, following robust economic growth and increasing rural electrification, says business research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan.
Mar 02, 2012
CIC Energy is awaiting direction from the government of Botswana regarding the process it will use to secure 600 MW of coal-fired power generation.
Mar 02, 2012
Nov 10, 2011
South African President Jacob Zuma and his Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) counterpart Joseph Kabila will preside over the signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) relating to the so-called ‘Grand Inga’ hydropower project this weekend. South Africa’s...
Jul 15, 2011
Botswana could be a regional source of electricity generated from coal, gas and the sun, say emerging foreign mining investors. South Africa’s JSE-listed Exxaro, for example, is one of several mainly Australian explorers and mines showing a keen interest in...
Jul 08, 2011
Gauteng-based structural steel product manufacturer the Structa group is expanding its manufacturing facilities and equipment to support its growth over the next several years.
Apr 21, 2011
The Dikgatlhong dam will be one of the largest dams in Botswana, with a capacity of 400-million cubic metres of water.
Apr 15, 2011
The project involves the construction of a new coal-fired power station, near the existing Morupule power station, which lies 280 km north of Gaborone.
Mar 14, 2011
Botswana’s Morupule Colliery said on Monday it had successfully raised the funding for its 1,7-billion pula expansion project, which would increase its coal production capacity from one-million tons to 3,2-million tons a year. Morupule, which is wholly-owned by...
Mar 04, 2011
The project proposes to construct a 300 MW coal-fired power station and associated coal mine in south-eastern Botswana.
Nov 02, 2010
Construction of the AK6 diamond mine in Botswana will begin over the next couple of months, with full commissioning targeted in early 2012, joint-venture partners Lucara Diamonds and African Diamonds said on Tuesday, announcing a formal decision to proceed with the...
Oct 01, 2010
The project involves the design, supply, installation and commissioning of the Isang substation, near Gaborone.
Sep 24, 2010
MDPP will be the first baseload independent power producer (IPP) project to break ground in Botswana.
Sep 03, 2010
A tariff offer and a draft power purchase agreement (PPA) for a proposed term of 30 years for the planned 300-MW Mookane domestic power project, which could be developed at a cost of some US$800-million in Botswana, have been submitted to the Botswana Power...
Jul 23, 2010
Botswana has agreed to fund to the tune of $10-million the refurbishment of a 90-MW thermal power station in the south-western Zimbabwe city of Bulawayo.
Jul 09, 2010
CIC Energy Corporation is developing three projects at its Mmamabula coalfield.
Apr 16, 2010
Ntuthuko Powerlines, the transmission line manufacturing and constructing company of engineering support services company Babcock, has started building a R175-million transmission line for State-owned power utility Eskom’s Medupi power station, the first base-load...
Apr 02, 2010
The proposed project will entail the development of Inga 3, which will include the construction of the 3 500-MW Inga 3 hydropower station.
Mar 12, 2010
The proposed project will entail the development of Inga 3, which will include the construction of the 3 500-MW Inga 3 hydropower station, in Angola.
Jan 29, 2010
Three projects are being developed at the Mmamabula coalfield. The most advanced project is a new integrated coal mine and baseload power plant.
Dec 10, 2009
Diesel engine supplier MTU South Africa has won a contract by global power provider APR Energy to provide maintenance management and spare parts supply for the power provider’s first power plant Southern Africa. The 70-MW, 11-kV power plant, which would be...
Dec 10, 2009
The production plant at Aim-listed Firestone Diamonds’ BK11 project, in northern Botswana, will ramp up to an output of 1,5-million tons a year by the third quarter of next year. The diamond explorer and developer told shareholders in a statement on Thursday that...
Dec 02, 2009
The shift in focus towards private power provision in Eskom's latest tariff application was "positive", but the utility's suggestion that private base-load capacity would only be required by 2018 was "disappointing", CIC Energy CEO Greg Kinross told Engineering News...
Nov 11, 2009
The South African government, and not Eskom, was the ultimate decision maker with respect to the Mmamabula energy project, in Botswana, CIC Energy president Greg Kinross said on Wednesday, adding that leadership situation at the South African utility would,...
Nov 05, 2009
Zimbabwe says it will ramp up power production at the Hwange Thermal Power Station from the current 450 MW to at least 750 MW and restart another idle thermal station by June 2010 with help from neighbours Namibia and Botswana respectively. Zimbabwe Energy and Power...
Oct 21, 2009
Oct 20, 2009
The Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) would start implementing a cross-border power trading system in November, largely based on the successful system operating in the Nordic region, implemented by Norway-based Nord Pool ASA, which runs the world's largest power...
Jul 03, 2009
This report maps the progress of the Mmamabula energy project from October 2007 to July 2009.
Jul 03, 2009
The Dikgatlhong dam will be the largest dam in Botswana with a capacity of 400-million cubic metres of water and an annual yield of 62-million cubic metres of water.
Jun 12, 2009
Jun 12, 2009
The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) and South African-based Standard Bank would sign the agreement with the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) next week to finance part of the $1,6-billion Morupule B power station expansion project. ICBC president Jiang...
May 15, 2009
The private sector is expected to play an increasingly important role in the generation of electricity in South Africa in the coming years, with independent power producers (IPPs) intended to generate 30% of the additional power capacity required by the country.
Apr 17, 2009
The Botswana electricity industry could earn revenues of up to $170-million a year by 2015 and grow at a compounded annual rate of 4,8% between 2006 and 2015, a Frost & Sullivan research note asserts. During 2007, the industry earned revenue of $121-million.