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Two solar plants opened in Namibia

By: Marleny Arnoldi     23rd August 2018 Two solar plants, Ejuva One and Ejuva Two, were opened in Gobabis, Namibia, by Deputy Minister of Mines and Energy Kornelia Shilunga, on Thursday. She said Ejuva will help to diversify Namibia’s energy mix, increase generation capacity and reduce carbon emissions. “We are particularly pleased... 

Kudu power station project, Namibia

By: Sheila Barradas     17th August 2018 The project has been resized. 

Key issues in focus at Africa’s power forum

13th July 2018 New power sector priorities are emerging across Africa, such as the financing of new power projects, integration of independent power projects, sustainable plant management and the role of the digital revolution in power generation and distribution today. According to local and international... 

Stability, maintenance, digital revolution: key issues in focus at Africa’s premier power forum

1st June 2018 New power sector priorities are emerging across Africa, such as the financing of new power projects, integration of independent power projects, sustainable plant management and the role of the digital revolution in power generation and distribution today. According to local and international... 

Innosun’s Namibian Wind Farm Lifted By Johnson Renew

18th May 2018 The Ombepo Wind Farm, the first wind farm to be constructed in Namibia, is situated just outside Luderitz, Southern Namibia and is designed to inject 5 MW into the national grid managed by NamPower, the national utility. The wind farm was built by InnoSun Energy Holdings (Pty) Ltd who secured the... 

Namibia to pare back Kudu gas-to-power project

By: Reuters     30th April 2018 Namibia will reduce the size of the planned Kudu Power Station after off-take agreements with South Africa's Eskom and Zambia’s Copperbelt Energy Corporation failed to materialize, the chief executive of power utility NamPower said on Friday. Namibia's offshore Kudu Gas Fields have proven and... 

Namibia solar photovoltaic solar power plant, Namibia

By: Sheila Barradas     20th April 2018 ALTEN Hardap plans to build the biggest solar photovolaic plant in Namibia.  

Namibian PV solar plant to start operating in September

By: Marleny Arnoldi     16th March 2018 Solar developer Alten Africa has achieved financial closure of what will be the biggest photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant in Namibia and one of the biggest in sub-Saharan Africa.  

African conference strives to boost bioenergy industries

18th August 2017 Global conference organiser Centre for Management Technology (CMT) notes that its Biomass Trade & Bioenergy Africa conference will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sandton on September 28 and 29. CMT hopes that the conference will further development of the African biomass and bioenergy... 

Eskom and Botswana Power Corporation seal long-term power supply deal

By: African News Agency      5th April 2017 Eskom, which has excess capacity of about 4 000 MW, on Wednesday said it has signed a three-year “firm power supply agreement” with Botswana Power Corporation (BPC). The power utility said the move was is in line with its plan to increase electricity exports to neighbouring states. 

Eskom to fast-track socioeconomic assessments for five coal stations facing closure 

By: Terence Creamer     30th March 2017 Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has called on Eskom to urgently complete socioeconomic impact assessments for its coal-fired power stations in Mpumalanga, five of which having been earmarked for decommissioning over the coming five years, owing to flat demand and the introduction of new... 

Eskom, NamPower sign five-year supply deal

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     23rd March 2017 Eskom on Thursday signed a five-year firm electricity sales agreement with Namibia’s national electricity utility NamPower, providing energy security to the neighbouring country and facilitating economic development and growth. Eskom interim CEO Matshela Koko noted at the signing, held alongside... 

Namibia looking to develop CSP with storage 

10th March 2015 Following South Africa’s concentrated solar power (CSP) success in the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme, Namibian utility NamPower and the Ministry of Mines and Energy are working on a CSP plant of at least 50 MW with energy storage capabilities. South Africa has... 

Namibia exporting power to Eskom

By: Sapa     20th January 2015 Namibian power utility NamPower is currently exporting electricity to its South African counterpart Eskom, which is struggling to meet demand, an official said Monday. "We are currently exporting up to 200 MW of electricity to South Africa," Werner Graupe, senior manager for energy trading at... 

Zambia expands energy capacity, eyes export of power in 3 years  

By: Natasha Odendaal     11th March 2014 State-owned Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation (Zesco) aimed to export its 200 MW to 300 MW surplus energy after an ambitious $5-billion generation and transmission expansion brought its capacity to over 2 200 MW. Zesco transmission development director Christopher Mubemba said the... 

The 17th annual Power & Electricity World Africa is Africa's largest and most holistic power and energy business event

21st February 2014 The 17th annual Power & Electricity World Africa is Africa's largest and most holistic power and energy business event: an exhibition, series of seminars, and strategic conference.  Attracting over 4500 attendees year on year, this is the premier event for stakeholders and decision makers from... 

NamPower, CEC sign Kudu JDA, export agreement

By: Leandi Kolver     11th February 2014 Namibian power utility Nampower and Zambian private power utility Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC), last week signed a joint development agreement and a power export agreement for the Kudu power project, in Namibia. Kudu would be the first large power station to have been developed in Namibia... 

Power & Electricity World Africa

10th January 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 ideas exchange platform for... 

NamPower requests information to finalise SWH campaign technical specifications

By: Leandi Kolver     8th January 2014 Namibian power utility NamPower has issued a request for information from prospective solar water heater (SWH) suppliers to enable it to expand, amend and finalise the technical specifications for its 20 000 solar water heater (20kSWH) campaign. The 20kSWH campaign, which NamPower would start... 

NamPower shortlists potential investors, operations firms for Kudu project 

By: Natalie Greve     12th November 2013 Namibian power utility NamPower has announced the names of the eight international companies and consortia shortlisted to participate as strategic equity investors (SEI) in the building of the 800 MW combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) Kudu power station, near Oranjemund, in the south-western part... 

Weatherly completes $80m loan drawdown to develop Tschudi mine

By: Natalie Greve     11th November 2013 Aim-listed Weatherly International said on Monday it completed its first drawdown of the $80-million tranche B loan facility provided by Orion Mine Finance for the development of its Namibia-based Tschudi copper project. Tranche B was repayable over six-and-a-half years, with an initial two-year... 

NamPower seeks contractor for air quality monitoring study

By: Leandi Kolver     14th October 2013 Namibia’s power utility NamPower has invited qualified companies to tender for the contract to carry out an air quality monitoring study for the proposed Kudu combined cycle gas turbine power station at Uubvlei, near Oranjemund, in Namibia. The Kudu gas-to-power station, with an estimated project... 

Weatherly appoints contractors for Tschudi copper project

By: Natalie Greve     25th September 2013 Aim-listed Weatherly International has named construction firm Basil Read Namibia, processing specialists B & E International North and engineering consultants Logiman as its key contractors for the construction of its flagship Tschudi copper project, in Nambia. This followed the company’s... 

Ressano Garcia emerges as hub in trinational interim power deal

By: Samantha Herbst     13th September 2013 Temporary power and temperature control solutions provider Aggreko officiated its power purchase agreement (PPA) with Namibian power utility NamPower at the unveiling of Phase 2 of its Ressano Garcia gas-fired power plant at Gigawatt Park, in Mozambique, last month. The $200-million expansion... 

Aggreko expands Moz-based power plant to supply midtier power to Namibia  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th September 2013 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Temporary power solutions provider Aggreko has officially launched Phase 2 of its cross-border interim power project at Gigawatt Park, in Ressano Garcia, Mozambique.  

Aggreko plant expanded to supply midtier power to Namibia, Mozambique

By: Samantha Herbst     30th August 2013 Temporary power and temperature control solutions provider Aggreko officiated its power purchase agreement (PPA) with Namibian power utility NamPower at the unveiling of Phase 2 of the gas-fired power plant at Gigawatt Park, in Ressano Garcia, Mozambique, on Thursday. The $200-million expansion... 

NamPower confirms shortlist for Kudu power station tender

By: Natalie Greve     22nd July 2013 Namibian power utility NamPower has approved a shortlist of 15 international companies and consortia that have applied to participate in the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) tender for the design, supply, manufacture, delivery, erection, test and commissioning of the 800 MW Kudu... 

Energy service systems, solutions provider experiences success with maintenance focus

By: Gia Costella     16th November 2012 Energy service systems and solutions provider Clyde Bergemann Africa executive director for after-sales service Badrish Nathoo says the company plans to continue driving the success of its after-sales service offering.   

NamPower moves to fast-track Erongo coal-fired project 

By: Terence Creamer     14th August 2012 Namibian power utility NamPower has prequalified 13 potential engineering, procurement and construction contractors for a key work package at the proposed 150 MW to 300 MW Erongo coal-fired power station, which it says could be “fast-tracked” to begin commercial operation by 2016. The project... 

SA must grow specialist power plant construction skills

By: Chantelle Kotze     20th April 2012 South Africa needs to grow specialist power plant construction skills at various levels but, sustaining such an initiative will require the construction of new power plants on an ongoing basis, rather than the current cyclical construction approach, says audit, tax and advisory service provider... 

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