Category Archives: Energy

Africa: Energy, Renewable Energy, Green Energy, Gas, Oil, Electricity

Aker Solutions and AVEVA Extend Strategic Partnership Deploying Engineering Solutions in the Cloud to Enhance Efficiency and Optimize Resources

Craig Hayman, CEO, AVEVA

Partnership Enables Remote Workers to Collaborate in the Cloud and Work Seamlessly with Advanced Digital Tools AVEVA, a global leader in industrial software, driving digital transformation and sustainability, today announced that it has extended its long term relationship with Aker Solutions to help accelerate the company’s digital transformation strategy. The two organizations will work together […]

Greenpeace and Western Anti Africa Energy Groups Take the Wrong Approach to East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) in Uganda and Tanzania

By NJ Ayuk, Executive President of the African Energy Chamber. If someone were to put me on the spot and ask me to name an environmentalist group, I’d probably blurt out the first thing that comes to mind, Greenpeace. There are obvious reasons for this: Greenpeace has been around for more than 50 years, and […]

PETRONAS Selects AVEVA ‘s Unified Cloud Solution to Drive Productivity and Redefine Processes

AVEVA And Petronas Strategically Partner to Deliver Digital Transformation London, UK, 16th April 2021 – Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), Malaysia’s fully integrated oil and gas multinational, has partnered with AVEVA, a global leader in industrial software, driving digital transformation and sustainability, to provide a modern enterprise solution that promotes integration across the entire value chain. […]

African climate innovators lead Ashden Awards longlist

Ashden • Climate Change Charity Africa’s outstanding climate solutions lead the way in the longlist for the prestigious Ashden Awards, announced today (April 14). The annual awards, now in their 20th year, celebrate innovation that lower emissions while creating better lives and fairer societies. Areas covered by this year’s awards include energy access, natural climate solutions, regenerative agriculture, […]

African Energy Developments Demand Sustained Investment with new projects in Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, and Senegal

A recent uptick in direct investment activities in Africa’s energy sector sheds light on the role of sustained investor interest in catalyzing socio-economic growth. In the past twelve months, the African energy sector has seen several encouraging developments – in the form of both Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and strategic partnerships – that have advanced […]

Wärtsilä Optimised Maintenance agreement supports growth ambitions of a privately-owned Nigerian supplier of energy to the national grid

The technology group Wärtsilä has signed a long-term Optimised Maintenance agreement covering power plants in three locations owned by Paras Energy, a 100 percent privately-owned Nigerian energy provider. The aim of the agreement is to ensure the plants’ continued high levels of availability, reliability and efficiency, while providing important cost predictability for future budgeting purposes. […]

Ezra Power Plant Shut-Down Notice Republic Of South Sudan Government Fails To Make Promised Payments

Ezra Construction and Development Group (ECDG) hereby gives notice that the Juba power plant will cease to operate in the next few days. On 31 March, 2021, the company had notified Hon. Peter Marcello Nasir Jelenge, Minister of Energy and Dams, that it would be forced to take this drastic action unless the government of […]

African Energy Thriller Becomes a Wall Street Journal Best-Seller List and tops US Market

Following the widely acclaimed release of NJ Ayuk, Managing Director of Centurion Law Group and Executive Chairman of the African Energy Chamber’s second book, Billions At Play: The Future of African Energy and Making Deals, the resourceful and bold book has become #1 Amazon Best Selling eBook overall, #2 Wall Street Journal Best Selling eBook, #4 USA Today Non-Fiction […]

Improving energy efficiency and interconnectivity in Africa through regional economic integration

Adedeji Adeniran  Chukwuka Onyekwena  Sone Osakwe  CSEA AFRICA – CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF THE ECONOMIES OF AFRICA March 2021  Affordable and efficient energy supply is essential for enhanced welfare and better development outcomes.  However, African states suffer from huge deficits in energy generation and distribution, resulting in unreliable power networks, frequent power outages and […]

South Africa needs over 28 GW of flexibility to reach 100% renewables at lowest cost

Wärtsilä launches agile balancing technology – capable of ramping up to 10+ MW in two minutes – to bridge South Africa to renewable energy future The technology group Wärtsilä has highlighted a striking need to scale up flexibility in South Africa, in the form of energy storage and flexible gas technology, to enable a 100% renewable energy future. 28 […]

Mozambique holds the key to Southern Africa’s clean energy transition

By Fhedzi Modau, Mozambique Country Manager, Wartsila Energy Business With its massive gas reserves and billions of dollars of investment flowing in to monetize them, Mozambique has a unique opportunity to deploy a flexible power strategy that will bring major benefits across both its domestic and regional electricity markets. Countries across Southern Africa have established […]

Engen Namibia receives coveted Diamond Arrow Award

Engen Namibia received a Diamond Arrow Award, at the annual Professional Management Review (PMR) awards ceremony which was held on 15 March 2021 in Windhoek at the Safari Court Hotel.   Engen Namibia was recognised as the “The most admired petroleum/diesel brand in Namibia”. Managing Director of Engen in Namibia, Christian Li, says the award recognises the hard work, […]

Use of green methane in transport and power generation – researchers and industry present interim results of the MethanQuest project

New technologies for producing gas from renewable sources Testing of hydrogen, methanol and methane for use in ships, cars and power generation LNG supply and microgrid concept for Karlsruhe inland port  The flagship project MethanQuest was launched in September 2018, and on it a total of 29 partners from research, industry and the energy sector […]

REN21’s new report shows that cities across Africa demonstrate progressive leadership to deploy renewables

The 2021 edition of REN21’s Renewables in Cities Global Status Report, shows that one billion people live in cities with a renewable energy target or policy. The number of cities that have enforced partial or complete bans on fossil fuels jumped fivefold in 2020. With a special focus on Sub-Saharan Africa, the report shows that despite many challenges, […]

Without flexibility, Nigeria will face difficulties integrating large amounts of renewable energy into the grid

Op-ed by Wale Yusuff, Managing Director of  Wartsila Marine & Power Service Nig Ltd As the largest economy in Africa, with huge gas reserves and high solar energy potential, Nigeria has all the natural resources necessary to meet the growing demand for electricity. However, the inadequate energy infrastructure still leaves a significant part of the population without […]

Energy Industry will be the bedrock of Africa’s Road to Recovery

African Energy producers and the governments are facing an unprecedented economic crisis due to the Coronavirus, unemployment, recession, and energy poverty and energy transition concerns. The African Energy Chamber’s Road to Recovery: How the African energy industry can reshape itself for a post-COVID comeback offers a commonsense strategy for the public and the private sector […]

The African Energy Chamber to host Virtual Book Launch for its first ever advisory board book

The African Energy Chamber to host Virtual Book Launch for its first ever advisory board book. • The African Energy Chamber (Chamber) will host a virtual book launch for its inaugural advisory book titled, ‘African Energy Road To Recovery: How The African Energy Industry Can Reshape Itself For A Post COVID-19 Comeback’. • Moderated by […]

Africa needs Pragmatic Free Market policies to attract capital into Gas markets

NJ Ayuk, CEO, Centurion Law Group

Speaking at the International Petroleum (IP) Week on February 25, 2021, I commended Nigeria for its efforts in driving gas monetization, but we have to be clear that our industry and hardworking people remain frustrated by the delays and inability to pass and sign the Petroleum Industry Bill. There needs to be that fierce sense […]

Winch Energy Closes Largest Limited Recourse Mini Grid Portfolio To Date In Uganda And Sierra Leone And Creation Of A New Platform Winch IPP Holdings For Future Investments

Winch Energy - Bafodia, Sierra Leone

Leading off-grid utilities provider, Winch Energy, has completed the funding for solar mini grid projects in 49 villages across Uganda and Sierra Leone through the creation of a new platform, Winch Energy IPP Holdings Limited (“WIPP”). The deal represents the largest mini grid financing portfolio to date, bringing together several major players in the off-grid […]

Janus Continental Group (JCG) Invests $13 Million in Highview Power as part of African renewable energy storage drive

JCG’s investment arm Janus Capital takes stake in Highview Enterprise Limited. The deal will bring Highview Power’s cutting edge CRYOBattery™ energy storage technology to JCG’s core markets in sub-Saharan Africa. The investment will unleash the potential of renewable energy storage across Africa, supporting JCG’s wider growth and business goals in this sector.  Janus Continental Group (JCG), […]

How Optimized Energy Management Delivers Reliability, Efficiency and Sustainability at the Fekola Mine in Mali

PHOTO -Optimized Energy Management for Fekola Mine in Mali - Africa

Op-Ed By Luke Witmer, General Manager, Data Science, Wärtsilä Energy Storage and Optimization Since B2Gold first acquired the Fekola gold mine, located in a remote corner of southwest Mali, exploration studies revealed the deposits to be almost double the initial estimates. A recent site expansion has just been completed, and while the existing power units provide enough […]

It’s Time to Rethink Licensing Rounds: For Africa’s Oil- and Gas-Producing Countries, Negotiating the Current Environment May Require…Negotiation

In late 2019, as the African oil and gas industry was looking to the future with optimism, an Offshore Engineer wrote that the continent had reason to expect a “more productive 2020.” Instead, the unforeseen happened, and the COVID-19 pandemic had a devastating impact on the oil and gas industry in Africa and around the […]