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Gabon explores transition to gas as base power

Technology group Wärtsilä will develop, supply, construct, operate and maintain a 120MW gas power plant with the Gabon Power Company.
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Kamoa Copper Mine and DRC power utility upgrading Inga II turbine

Kamoa Copper SA and the Democratic Republic of Congo’s state-owned power company SNEL have extended their existing financial agreement to upgrade Turbine 5 at the Inga II hydropower facility on the Congo River.
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GE: Position paper on gas and renewables in SA’s energy transition

GE released a paper sharing their position on South Africa’s energy transition and the role they believe gas power and renewables will play in accelerating the country’s energy transition.
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OLUSOLA LAWSON on financing renewable energy markets

During a conversation with ESI Africa, Olusola Lawson addressed financing Africa’s post-COVID-19 recovery and the factors hindering renewable energy market growth.
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DRC hydropower strengthened by SNEL and mining group’s PPP

Ivanhoe Mines Energy DRC has signed an MOU in a public-private partnership with the DRC's public utility SNEL to upgrade the Inga II hydropower plant.

New data tracks public participation in infrastructure in 2020

A new report from the World Bank indicates that the 56% drop in public participation in infrastructure in H1 from the previous year moderated to 52% for the full year.
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Commentary: Kenya’s Public Private Partnerships Bill 2021

Louise Mathu, from Gennis Consulting, highlights a number of significant proposed changes to Kenya's 2013 Public Private Partnership Act.

Roundtable 19 May: Reinventing the Public Private Partnership

Private Public Partnerships (PPPs) are regarded as a way to narrow the gap between Africa's infrastructure needs and the existing finance.

The Digital Dialogues – Join the conversation

Enlit Africa and ESI Africa are joining forces to produce a series of virtual roundtables – The Digital Dialogues. Apply to secure your free-to-attend seat.

Engineering firm to tackle Africa’s water infrastructure shortfall

The United Nations warns that the world could face a 40% shortfall in water supply by 2030, with Africa likely to bear the brunt.