Posts tagged as Zambia

Several firsts recorded on transmission line upgrade project

  EPC turnkey transmission line contractor Babcock has commenced a 15-month contract to upgrade Zambia’s 342 km Kafue Town-Muzuma-Livingstone high voltage transmission line from 220 kV to 330 kV. This is one of the oldest high voltage transmission lines in Africa and the upgrade became necessary to increase the transfer capacity of the line to accommodate […]

Power developments in Africa, April 2015

Clean energy for west Africa American independent power producer New Generation Power International will this year break ground on the first 20 MW plant of a planned 200 MW of solar projects in civil war and Ebola-ravaged Sierra Leone. The company will work with the government of the west African country and a turnkey provider […]

Transmission and distribution network grows

  Frost and Sullivan reports that Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, members of the East African Power Pool (EAPP), have embarked on regional interconnection projects in order to enhance the region’s transmission and distribution network. This is expected to foster cooperation between the countries and develop economic growth. Several major projects are underway including the US$1,26-billion, […]

Power developments in Africa, Jan/Feb 2014

  Botswana explores more thermal The Botswana government has invited bids to develop a new 300 MW coal-fired power station. Australian mining company, African Energy, wants to win the deal, using its Sese coal project, 50 km south of Francistown, Botswana’s second biggest city in the northeast. The Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources […]

R101-million for panels order

Schneider Electric report that they have secured purchase orders totalling R101-million from First Quantum Minerals. The scope includes 16 33 kV F400 panels, 26 33 kV DFN7 panels, 169 MCSet panels, plus 27 Motorpact panels and 35 Altivar 1200 medium voltage variable speed drives, for the Kansanshi smelter and the Sentinel Greenfields projects in Zambia. […]