AMEA Power on an exponential growth trajectory in Africa

AMEA Power, a Dubai-based developer, owner and operator of green energy projects, has developed a strong appetite for Africa over recent years. The company already built West Africa’s biggest solar plant, a 50 MW PV facility in Blitta, Togo. Its commissioned and under-construction solar projects total some 130 MW, spread between Morocco, Burkina Faso, Togo, and Uganda.

The company has now embarked on a significant scaling up of its renewable energy capacity on the continent via new solar, wind, and hydrogen projects. Its has a pipeline of over 1 GW of solar PV projects in various stages of development in Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Mali, Chad, Gabon, Angola, and Djibouti. In November 2022, it also signed an MoU for a new 50 MW facility in Malawi, and announced in January 2023 the signing of a concession agreement and 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for a new 50 MW solar PV project in Côte d’Ivoire.

Its African portfolio is also on the verge of diversification, with wind projects of some 950 MW in total being developed in Morocco, Egypt, Ethiopia, and Kenya.

Last but not least, AMEA Power intends to leverage on Africa’s significant renewable energy potential to produce green hydrogen. It has currently selected Morocco, Egypt, Ethiopia, and Angola for up to 3.5 GW of green hydrogen projects that could be approved over the coming years.  

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Wison starts construction of new FLNG project for Eni in Congo

Wison Offshore & Marine held yesterday its 1st Cutting Ceremony for a new floating LNG unit it is constructing for Eni in the Republic of Congo. The ceremony took place at the Nantong yard, where Wison (Nantong) Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. will be constructing the 2.4 mtpa unit. The project is expected to be commissioned in 2025 on Eni’s shallow water Marine XII Block offshore Congo-Brazzaville. It is part of Eni’s phased gas valorisation plan to develop and monetise the gas reserves on the license. Phase 1 relies on the 0.6 mtpa Tango FLNG which Eni acquired from Exmar in 2022 and where first production is expected in H2 2023 to monetise available gas from the Litchendjili et Néné-Banga fields. Once both projects are commissioned, the block will have an LNG export capacity of 3 mtpa, or 4.5 Bcm/year.

Nigeria’s RusselSmith on track to create West Africa’s first Smart Manufacturing Solutions Center

RusselSmith, one of Nigeria’s leading oil & gas maintenance and inspection solutions companies, has joined the Roboze 3D Parts Network. The Nigerian services company is now part of a network of specialized additive manufactured centres that use Roboze ARGO Production technology and are able to deliver on complex designs and difficult engineering challenges.   “We are excited to introduce industrial 3D printing to the Nigerian market by joining the Roboze 3D Parts Network. This innovative just-in-time manufacturing solution allows our customers to replicate and replace hard-to-obtain OEM parts locally in a fraction of the time that it takes to source and ship them, thereby reducing costs, improving uptime and optimising their supply chain,” said Kayode Adeleke, CEO of RusselSmith. By joining the Roboze 3D Parts Network, RusselSmith wants to bring industrial 3D printing in Nigeria and set up the foundation for a digital supply chain in West Africa. The company has always been at the forefront of innovation in the Nigerian oil & gas industry, first introducing rope access technology to the market several years ago and following it up with other innovative solutions, especially in subsea services. In cooperation with Kongsberg Ferrotech of Norway, RusselSmith is already offering a unique underwater robotic pipeline repair technology that is now approved and certified by the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC).