October 24, 2016
Jyoti Structures Limited, an Indian engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor of transmission lines, has won a USD40.8 million contract for the construction of a 225 kV line associated with the Cote d'Ivoire-Liberia-Sierra Leone-Guinea (CLSG) project.
October 20, 2016
Kenya's Kenya Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO) has contracted Chinese company North China Power Engineering Company to construct a 96-km-long Isinya-Namanga transmission line at an estimated cost of KES2.6 billion.
October 12, 2016
Tanzania's state-owned power company Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited (TANESCO) and a consortium of Bosnia's engineering company Energoinvest and Indian EMC Limited have signed a turnkey contract worth USD39.5 million for the construction of a 400 kV transmission line in Tanzania.
October 10, 2016
The African Development Bank (AfDB) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have approved a loan worth USD309.3 million for the implementation of the Kenya-Tanzania power interconnection project.
October 4, 2016
Uganda's Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED) and the Federal Republic of Germany have signed a bilateral financial cooperation agreement worth EUR75 million to implement two transmission line projects in Uganda.
September 30, 2016
Uganda's Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) has invited bids for the construction of 132 kV line and substations under the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)-funded Opuyo-Moroto Transmission Project.
September 28, 2016
Work on state-owned transmission system operator (TSO) Ghana Grid Company Limited's (GRIDCo) 330 kV Prestea-Kumasi Power Enhancement Project is in progress and is expected to be completed by February 2018.
September 26, 2016
The government-owned Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (KETRACO) is banking on private investors to mobilise the USD5.9 billion required to build 18,300 km of high voltage power lines in Kenya by 2030.
September 20, 2016
US-based AZZ Incorporated and Saudi Abdulrahman Ababtain Company Limited have signed an agreement to form a joint venture company AZZ CGIT Arabia, Limited to manufacture high voltage gas-insulated line (GIL) products for Saudi Arabia.
September 20, 2016
Nigeria's Federal Government (FG) is considering the decentralisation of the transmission system operator (TSO) Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), so that it could be concessioned to private sector operators.
September 14, 2016
The state-run Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) has completed the construction of the 400 kV Gilgel Gibe III-Sodo power transmission line project aimed to facilitate the evacuation of electricity generated from the 1,870 MW Gilgel Gibe III hydroelectric power plant has been completed.
September 9, 2016
Iraq's United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has invited bids for the construction of 45-km-long, 132 kV transmission line between Tal-Awainat and Sinuni districts in Ninawa Governorate.