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A clean future for Africa’s energy

Africa’s rapid economic expansion creates a daunting energy challenge, combined with rising expectations of improved resilience and sustainability. Finding a sustainable way to meet growing energy needs is one of … Read More

EGYPT: Wärtsilä to Deliver Generating Equipment to the Borg El Arab Power Plant

Wärtsilä’s has announced  new contract signed with one of Egypt’s major independent power producers (IPPs) Kahraba, a subsidiary of Egypt Kuwait Holding (EKH) in February 2022. Under the contract Wärtsilä … Read More

Accelerating Nigeria’s 30-30-30 Vision with Flexible Gas-to-power Generation Will Reduce Dependence on Expensive Diesel & Generate Significant Cost Savings

Speaking at the Smart Energy Forum in Lagos and Abuja in the presence of Nigeria’s top energy decision-makers, senior energy experts from Wärtsilä presented the latest results of an in-depth … Read More

OPINION: Africa Can Adopt Renewable Energy on a Massive Scale and Save Billions Along the Way

By Kenneth Engblom, Wärtsilä’s VP Energy for Europe and Africa Africa’s energy future at a crossroad When it comes to building the future of energy in Africa, the decisions facing … Read More

AfDB Approves $379.6M Desert to Power financing facility for the G5 Sahel countries

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved the Desert to Power G5 Sahel Financing Facility, covering Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger. The Bank envisages … Read More

We Need to Talk About Africa’s Energy Crisis: Why is Production Waning? Its Exploration

With the cost of oil having reached close to $88 a barrel, producing markets such as Nigeria, Libya and Angola should be capitalizing on prices. Yet, production in Africa continues … Read More

ALGERIA: Eni, Sonatrach to Relaunch Production in the Berkine Basin

The Chief Executive Officer of Sonatrach, Toufik Hakkar, and the Chief Executive Officer of Eni, Claudio Descalzi, in the presence of the Minister of Energy and Mines Mohamed Arkab and … Read More

NIGERIA: Latest Gas-related Power Shortages Could Have Been Avoided. Here is why

Opinion Piece by Yusuff Wale, Managing Director, Wärtsilä Marine & Power Services Nigeria Ltd  On 28 May 2021, Nigeria’s national power generation dropped to 3,059 MW and for the subsequent seven days … Read More

GE Releases Position Paper on Accelerating South Africa’s Energy Transition with Gas Power and renewables

Whitepaper discusses South Africa’s urgent need for affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy, to spur industrialization while addressing its climate change ambitions; Highlights how flexible gas power will play a critical … Read More

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