08 Dec 2017

US$324 million energy deal for Morocco and Côte d’Ivoire

The African Development Bank has approved US$324 million in loan support for two renewable energy projects in Morocco and Côte d’Ivoire. Morocco and Côte d’Ivoire are expected to significantly increase power supplies and keep economic growth on track. Scaling up investments in energy is the African Development Bank Group’s top high five priority, in

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01 Dec 2017

Three more foreign firms submit proposal for LNG terminal project

THREE PROPOSALS FROM FOREIGN FIRMS TO PUT UP A $2 BILLION LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS (LNG) TERMINAL WAS SUBMITTED TO THE GOVERNMENT, ENERGY DEPARTMENT SECRETARY ALFONSO CUSI SAID. Proposals from Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO), Lloyds Energy and China National Offshore Oil Co. (CNOOC) were submitted to the Philippine National Oil

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01 Nov 2017

Cities and the private sector partner for high-power innovation

What makes a great city? With 5 billion people and 60 percent of the world’s population expected to be living in cities by 2030, city leaders face tough challenges. Developing countries need to cope with urbanization on an unprecedented scale, even as developed countries wrestle with aging infrastructure and stretched

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11 Oct 2017

Oklahoma Wind Power Project To Be Biggest In Nation, Push Supply To Arkansas, Texas And Louisiana

A public-private partnership is pushing ahead with plans to build the nation’s largest wind farm — the second largest in the world — in western Oklahoma. The Wind Catcher Energy Connection Project is a collaborative venture by Invenergy, a global renewable energy design firm based in Chicago, Public Service Company

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08 Aug 2017

LPG terminal to advance South African oil & gas sector

South Africa-based energy infrastructure company Sunrise Energy, has established an open-access liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) import and storage terminal, in Saldanha Bay, which will enable the import of LPG in large quantities. Engineering News reported that the R1.02 billion ($76 million) facility, which is Africa’s largest open-access LPG import terminal,

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08 Aug 2017

SEWA BOT project paves way for more Public Private Partnerships

Last month Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) awarded its first Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) contract for the development of a seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination plant in Sharjah’s east coast region of Kalba. The deal follows much research and debate regarding the future role of public-private partnerships (PPPs) in the emirate

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02 Aug 2017

Saudi’s SWCC gets advisors desal privatization

A number of banks have submitted bids to Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) to advise on the privatisation of its $7.2 billion Ras Al Khair desalination and power plant, banking sources said, as the kingdom gears up for several state asset sales, reported Reuters. Mizuho, BNP Paribas and

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26 Jul 2017

Cuba’s dormant mining sector gets boost from public-private partnership

A team of workers from the Empresa Minera del Caribe were on track to start production at Castellanos in the former mining town of Minas de Matahambre in October and reach full production next year. Daniel Vanin, the project director of the joint venture, said they are preparing for about

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14 Jul 2017

Renewable Energy Can Lead to Economic Boom

Gov. Jerry Brown painted a picture of California Thursday morning. In that painting, he described a state ravaged by forest fires, disease and mass migration if lawmakers fail to renew the state’s signature program to fight climate change, which he called “a threat to organized human existence.” Brown is pressing

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13 Jul 2017

Lack of pvt participation hindering mineral exploration: Goyal

Mineral exploration in India is currently constrained due to lack of private sector participation, Union minister Piyush Goyal said today. A public private partnership could be tried out to give a fillip to mineral exploration, Goyal, the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and

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