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Azito construction underway

[img:d_mikael.thumbnail.jpg|Mikael Karlsson,
CEO, Globeleq
]4 April 2013 - Globeleq has started construction for the 139 MW expansion of its existing Azito gas-to-power plant near Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The final nominal capacity of the plant will be 420 MW, making it one of the largest and the most efficient thermal power plants in Côte d’Ivoire.

Azito Power Plant celebrates Phase IV construction

Independent power company Globeleq has celebrated the construction of the 253MW expansion of its existing Azito gas-to-power plant near Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

Underinvestment sees blackouts in Ivory Coast

[img:PowerO.thumbnail.jpg| ]22 May 2013 - Cote d’Ivoire was once the most economically advanced country in west Africa and that extended to the supply of electricity, with the country able to export surplus power to its neighbours. However, blackouts have come as a rude shock in Cote d’Ivoire recently, as even during an eight-year political crisis that split the country and triggered two wars the last of which ended in 2011, outages remained so rare that hardly anyone owns a generator.

Big winners at West African Power Industry Awards

200 top power professionals gathered for 2nd edition of coveted awards Joseph Makoju, Honorary Advisor for the Dangote Group, was honoured with the  Lifetime...

Globeleq expanding into Nigerian power business

Independent power generation company Globeleq will take a 74% stake in Nigerian power business CPGNL Limited.

Acquisition of +300 MW of capacity in Cameroon

Globeleq has completed the acquisition of majority interest in more than 300 MW of generation capacity in Cameroon. Through Globeleq’s majority owned independent power...

Côte-d’Ivoire intends to build various substations

Côte-d'Ivoire has received a loan from the International Development Association (IDA) to finance the Project for Transmission, Distribution and Access to Electricity (PTDAE), and...

First continental report on implementation of Agenda 2063 unveiled

The African Development Bank, the United Nations, and the African Union have acknowledged the significant progress made in implementing Agenda 2063 and urged African countries to go further to fast-track economic transformation.

Op-ed: The future of natural gas in sub-Saharan Africa’s future

Gas has a crucial role to play in enabling the transition to renewables, says GE Gas Power's commercial growth director, Michael Konadu.

Spotlight on regional achievements as West African Power Industry Awards finalists are announced

Genesis Energy, Aggreko, GRIDCo, Eko Disco and several innovative renewable projects are just some of the who’s who in the region’s energy industry who...

Ghana produces big winners at the West African Power Industry Awards in Lagos this week

ECOWAS Executive Director Mahama Kappiah, Mojec Meter and Power CEO Chantelle Abdul, Aggreko, Ghana’s GRIDCo and Solar Nigeria walked away with some of the...

GE: Pathways to faster decarbonisation with gas and renewables

While renewables are growing rapidly, increases are not occurring fast enough, and they are still projected to provide less than half of the global electricity supply by 2040.