Renewable Energy

LEKELA WELCOMES GHANAIAN GRID EXPERTS TO SOUTH AFRICA AS PREPARATIONS TO BUILD GHANA’S FIRST WIND FARM ACCELERATE

Lekela, the renewable power generation company that delivers utility-scale projects across Africa,...

SWISS COMPANY NEK TO GO FOR MORE WIND ENERGY PROJECTS IN GHANA

SWISS COMPANY NEK TO GO FOR MORE WIND ENERGY PROJECTS IN GHANA The Swiss engineering company NEK...

China added 50% of all new global wind power capacity in 2015

China accounted for nearly half of all new global wind installations last year, installing a total...

First wind power expected 2016

  Global wind and solar company, Mainstream Renewable Power, has signed an agreement with Swiss...

Gas Natural to restart Spanish development

Spain: Local utility Gas Natural Fenosa has broken Spain's long period of wind development...
U.S. Rig Count Rises by 11 to 1,925, Baker Hughes Says

U.S. Rig Count Rises by 11 to 1,925, Baker Hughes Says

Rigs targeting natural gas in the U.S. rose for the fifth straight week, capping the longest streak of gains since 2010, amid higher futures prices and growing pipeline capacity. Gas rigs climbed by two to 340, the most since March, data posted on Baker Hughes Inc....

One dead in U.S. Gulf of Mexico platform explosion

One dead in U.S. Gulf of Mexico platform explosion

An explosion at a Fieldwood Energy operated platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico killed one contractor and injured at least one another person Thursday. The blast happened around 3:00 p.m. local time on the Echo Platform located at West Delta 105 facility, about 12...

1000MW wave energy project nears take-off

Wholly-owned Ghanaian company TC’s Energy has signed a power purchase agreement with the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to produce 1,000 megawatts of power from tidal waves by 2017. The Executive Chairman of TC’s Energy, Anthony Opoku, has disclosed that the...

Bui Dam not running – VRA

The 400-Megawatt hydroelectric dam at Bui in the Brong Ahafo Region is not running, according to the Volta River Authority (VRA). Commissioned in December last year, the dam was expected to add to the country’s energy capacity to mitigate the effects of load-shedding...

VRA, four others to sign gas agreement

The Volta River Authority (VRA) and four companies -- outside the NGas consortium -- based in Nigeria are close to signing a gas sales agreement for the supply of gas via the West African Gas Pipeline to power its thermal plants. The four companies are: ND Western,...

Ghana set to build 3rd FPSO

Ghana set to build 3rd FPSO

Ghana is set to build its third Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel as part of the process to make the country an oil hub in West Africa. There is an ongoing tender process to select what the government terms “the best” contractor to build the...

Burkina Faso to spill Bagre Dam

The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has alerted residents in the catchment area of the White Volta to the spillage of the Bagre Dam in Burkina Faso, from Friday August 29. The spillage, which will continue gradually until the water level normalises,...

Atlantis nails tidal contracts

Atlantis is ready to begin construction of the four-turbine first phase of the MeyGen tidal array project after nailing down final pricing and terms with contractors. ABB will tackle civil works and onshore electrical equipment supply while JDR Cable Systems will...

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