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Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been selected today by Vattenfall to supply close to 1 GW at...

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Senvion submitted an application for a Horizon 2020 proposal to the European Commission in collaboration with partners throughout the value...

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On 22 November, operator Statoil and partners Masdar and Statkraft officially opened the Dudgeon offshore wind farm in...

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Canadian Solar announced that it successfully started construction of two new solar power projects, totaling 12.9 MWp in Japan....

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Verano Capital, an American project developer headquartered in Chile, announced today that it won 18% of the solar...

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The German juwi group successfully put into operation two large solar projects in Turkey.  The first project consists...

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The German plant manufacturer WELTEC BIOPOWER recently signed the contract for a biogas plant extension of the milk...

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Ingeteam, an independent supplier of electrical conversion equipment, has announced today that it surpassed the milestone of 40...

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Nexif Energy has announced that it has reached financial close for the first stage of the Lincoln Gap...

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Equis Energy has commissioned three solar projects – ‘Shichinohe 1’, ‘Shichinohe 5’ and ‘Shichinohe 7’ – comprising 47.5 MW...

Power is closely tied to a surge of new infrastructure projects and rapid industrialisation across Africa, with significant opportunities still open to the power sector, delegates heard at a briefing for key power sector stakeholders in Sandton this week. Infrastructure spend across Africa will grow at 10% per annum from 2015 and 2025, exceeding $180 billion by 2025. Much of this is expected in Nigeria and South Africa with Nigerian infrastructure spend topping $77 billion by 2025, while in South Africa infrastructure spend may reach $60 billion by 2025. Strong development is also forecast in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique and Tanzania. This is according to Duncan Bonnett, Director Strategy & Business Development at Africa House, research partner to POWER‐GEN & DistribuTECH Africa, who was addressing power sector stakeholders in Sandton in the lead‐up to POWER‐GEN & DistribuTECH Africa 2018. Outlining the importance of energy for Africa’s development, as well as some of the opportunities for the power sector, Bonnett said: “This infrastructure development is unlocking growth in basic manufacturing in sectors such as chemicals, metals and fuels, which in turn drives growth in spend on utilities. Transport accounts for just over $200 billion in projects across Africa – largely in rail, ports and road, followed by power with around $150 billion of projects in the system – not including Grand Inga, which is unlikely to be realised in the foreseeable future. 17% of the power projects are by South Africa, followed by 12% in Nigeria. It’s a very exciting space to be in at the moment.” Power development across Africa goes beyond the ‘mega power projects’, he said. “It also extends to...