Senegal: 33% up for grab into new Yakaar-Teranga gas project says PETROSEN


The development of the world-class Yakaar-Teranga gas fields offshore Senegal will welcome a new partner alongside Kosmos Energy and PETROSEN, the national oil company said today. Earlier this week, Kosmos Energy announced it was increasing its working interest in the Cayar Profond Block from 30% to 90% and assuming operatorship after the exit of bp. […]

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Africa’s refining industry on the path of recovery, shows new Hawilti report


The reopening of some refineries in Africa and the gradual commissioning of new facilities will mark the recovery of the continent’s downstream industry in 2023, according to Hawilti’s African Refineries Watch published today. While sub-Saharan Africa’s refining capacity is still under-utilised at some 40%, recovery is on the horizon with the re-opening of South Africa’s […]

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Could 2023 be a record high for offshore drilling in Africa?


Despite a very tight offshore rig supply market, 2023 might set a new 10-year high for Africa’s offshore drilling market as several development, infill, and exploration campaigns get executed this year. According to the Offshore Rigs Tracker released this week by Hawilti and the Caverton Offshore Support Group (COSG) Plc, over 30 rigs are already […]

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Senegal: Ndar Energies to build a 250 MW gas-to-power plant in Saint Louis


On Wednesday, the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and Senegalese power company Ndar Energies S.A. signed a Framework Agreement for the development of a 250 MW combined cycle gas-to-power plant in Senegal. The agreement covers the financing, design, construction, and operation of the €430m facility that will be built in Saint Louis in northern Senegal, next […]

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Senegal: inauguration of the new 120 MW Malicounda power plant


President Macky Sall has inaugurated the new 120 MW Malicounda power plant on February 11th. The project is the result of a development agreement signed in 2017 between Africa50 and state utility Senelec to select a strategic sponsor to develop the facility under a Build, Own, Operate and Transfer model (BOOT). Independent power producer (IPP) […]

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Mali: official inauguration of the 140 MW Gouina hydropower plant


Mali, Guinea, Mauritania and Senegal celebrated over the weekend the inauguration of the 140 MW Gouina hydropower plant, whose units were commissioned earlier this year. The facility was built as part of a multi-project plan involving the construction of several hydroelectric stations along the Senegal River, where the hydroelectric potential is estimated at 1,200 MW. […]

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Senegal is planning to use its natural gas for ammonia and urea production


Senegal’s Petrosen Trading & Services, a subsidiary of the country’s national oil company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Turkey’s Çalık Enerji and Japan’s Mitsubishi for the pre-feasibility study of an ammonia and urea manufacturing unit. The agreement was signed in the presence of Senegalese President Macky Sall during the 8th Tokyo International […]

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Lekela Power sold in “Africa’s biggest renewable energy deal”


Actis and Mainstream Renewable Power have sold Lekela Power to the Infinity Group of Egypt and the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC). With an installed wind power capacity of 1 GW, Lekela Power is Africa’s largest pure-play renewable energy independent power producer (IPP). The platform was until now owned at 60% by Actis and 40% by […]

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TechnipEnergies completes Senegal’s refinery expansion project


On June 29th, TechnipEnergies Country Director for Senegal, Franck Pliya, announced the holding of the last Steering Committee meeting of the ACATBS project at the SAR Refinery in Dakar. The contractor had been involved in a significant upgrade and expansion of the refinery over the past months, which culminated in a facility shutdown in Q1 […]

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AG&P delivers world’s first modular FSRU in Senegal


GAS Entec, a subsidiary of Singapore-based Atlantic Gulf & Pacific International (AG&P) has completed the conversion of a 125,000 m3 LNG carrier for KARMOL, the joint-venture of Turkey’s Karpowership and Japan’s Mitsui OSK Lines. The converted 84 MMscf/d modular floating storage and regasification unit (M-FSRU) is a first in the world and will be delivering […]

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DP World breaks ground at $1.1bn Ndayane deep-water port in Senegal


On Monday this week, Senegalese President Macky Sall laid the foundation stone for the new $1.13bn Ndayane deep-water port, 50km south of Dakar. The project is led by a joint-venture of DP World of Dubai and the Dakar Port Authority and represents so far the biggest private investment in Senegal. According to DP World, the […]

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Dakar gets brand new “TER”, France’s renowned train and coach service


Just after Christmas, President Macky Sall of Senegal inaugurated the long-delayed railway line linking Dakar to the new city of Diamniadio. The new service can transport over 100,000 people across the 36km between Dakar and Diamniadio, and currently counts 14 stations. It will ultimately link Dakar to the Blaise-Diagne International Airport (AIBD) in less than […]

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Lekela is studying the expansion of West Africa’s biggest wind farm


Lekela has announced the signature of a grant agreement with the United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) to fund a feasibility study for an extension of its Parc Eolien Taiba N’Diaye (PETN). The 158.8 MW wind farm started commercial operations in December 2019 and is West Africa’s biggest wind energy facility. “The feasibility study, […]

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Vitol to acquire Vivo Energy’s remaining shares for approximately $2.3bn


Vivo Energy has announced it has reached an agreement on the terms of a recommended cash offer under which Vitol will be acquiring the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Vivo. Vitol will only be acquiring the shares it does not already own in Vivo Energy, via a BidCo, a company indirectly […]

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Nigeria’s Sahara Group commits $1bn to LPG vessels and infrastructure in Africa


Nigerian energy infrastructure conglomerate, Sahara Group, has announced an investment of $1bn into Africa’s liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) value chain during the African Refiners and Distribution Association (ARDA) conference 2021 in South Africa this week. “Sahara, through its subsidiary, WAGL Energy Limited is already working towards investing $1 billion to ramp up its LPG fleet […]

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CDC partners DP World for $1.7bn Africa logistics investment platform


The UK’s development finance institution and impact investor CDC Group (CDC) is partnering with DP World of the UAE to invest into Africa’s trade and logistics infrastructure. The long-term partnership will see DP World investing a further $1bn into existing ports in Dakar (Senegal), Sokhna (Egypt) and Berbera (Somaliland). On its side, CDC is initially […]

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Saipem selects Fugro’s InclinoCam® vision technology for GTA FLNG project offshore Senegal and Mauritania


Fugro has been awarded a monitoring contract by Saipem that will see it deploying its InclinoCam® vision technology for the Greater Tortue-Ahmeyim gas project offshore Senegal and Mauritania. The project involves the development of 15 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of gas discovered on the maritime border between Senegal and Mauritania via a 2.45 million tonnes […]

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Senegal wants to create 10,000 green jobs


The Senegalese government has recruited 10,000 people for its “green employment” program, the Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Abdou Karim Sall, has announced. “These new recruits will pass a two-year test period and then we will assess before signing them CDI”, he added, specifying that 7,000 will be assigned to the National Agency of […]

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