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Strandline Resources has confirmed discovery of a huge potential of heavy mineral sands (HMS) at the six kilometres long Madimba Prospect in the country.

 Strandline Resources Limited is an Australian mineral exploration and development company based in Perth and listed on the Perth Stock Exchange since 2000.   HMS are a class of ore deposit which is an important source of zirconium, titanium, thorium, tungsten, rare earth elements, industrial diamond, sapphire, garnet, and occasionally precious metals or gemstones.   In Tanzania, Strandline Resources Limited, currently controls a dominant (2000km²) mineral.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 5th March 2015

Tanzania: Rural electrification remains govt priority

 This was said in Dar es Salaam by the Principal Energy Officer, Mr Paul Kiwele, who represented Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, at the launch of Rex Solar Energy’s 3G Solar Home System.   “The improved energy supply in the rural areas through public and private sector participation, will contribute significantly in improvement of livelihoods of rural populations and attainment of sustainable economic growth,” he.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 5th March 2015

Construction of US$ 2bn coal power plant in Lamu, Kenya to commence in October

 Construction of a multimillion coal power plant in Lamu, Kenya is set to commence in October this year, Amu Power Company has confirmed.   Amu Power, a company formed by a consortium of Centum and Gulf Energy, expressed their gratitude to the Kenyan Government for awarding them the tender, and further said that at least 870 acres of land are needed for the development of the 981.5 Megawatts coal project.   Gulf Energy Managing Director, Francis Njogu said they are.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 5th March 2015

Kenya needs US$2.2b yearly to develop infrastructure

    Kenya requires approximately US$ 2.2billion to fill infrastructural development financing deficits, Johannes Zutt, World Bank Country Director for Kenya has said.   The country spends about US$ 1.6 billion a year as opposed to US$ 4billion sustainable expenditure required over the next decade. This represents about 20 percent of its Gross Domestic product. This is according to the Africa Infrastructure County Diagnostic Report 2010 produced by the World Bank in.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 5th March 2015

Kenya Algeria Sign Mou On Oil And Gas

 Kenya has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Algeria to promote bilateral cooperation in the field of oil, gas and power.   In a signing overseen by of President Uhuru Kenyatta and Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal at the Presidential Palace in Algiers Cabinet Secretary of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Amb. Amina Mohamed signed on behalf of Kenya while her counterpart Mr. Ramtane Lamamra signed for Algeria.   “As Kenya looks forward to.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 2nd March 2015

Orca Considering First Phase Of Offshore Development In Tanzania

 Orca exploration has said it is contemplating a first phase of offshore development consisting of working over two existing wells (SS-5 and SS-9) that are currently suspended in order to fill the existing Songas infrastructure to capacity and provide operational redundancy.   This follows under-utilization of the existing infrastructure with the Songo Songo field currently producing approx. 91 million standard cubic feet per day (‘MMcfd’), which is less than.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 2nd March 2015

Aberdeen University To Help Develop Oil And Gas Education In Tanzania

 Aberdeen University has been awarded a £1.4million grant to help develop oil and gas education in East Africa.   The grant will be split with Dar es Salaam University in Tanzania to help develop the country’s young oil and gas sector with recent discoveries of significant gas reserves.   This will help Tanzania develop the required human resource capabilities as it still relies heavily on sector expertise from abroad.   The institutions will work.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 2nd March 2015

AIB targets SME's as the construction of LAPSSET corridor project set start next month

In a bid to positions itself as the nerve center of the East African Community, and gateway into the greater East Africa, the government is planning to start construction of the mammoth Lamu Port Southern Sudan-Ethiopia transport or LAPSSET corridor project next month The project, which covers kenya, ethiopia, south sudan and uganda will cost a whopping 2.7 trillion shllings, and will open new trading frontiers for business people in the country. But financial service providers say.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 27th February 2015

Lake Turkana wind power project named African renewables deal of the year 2014 in London

Just weeks after being named the African renewables deal of the year 2014 by project finance international earlier; the Lake Turkana wind power project has received yet another feather for its hat. The project has been named the African renewables deal of the year 2014 at the I-J-global awards 2014 Europe & Africa in London. The lake Turkana wind power project will provide 310 mw of reliable, low-cost, onshore wind power to the republic of Kenya’s national grid, which is.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 27th February 2015

Kenya's Largest Geothermal Power Complex Starts Commercial Operation

 Kenya Electricity Generating Company Ltd. awarded a full turnkey contract for Olkaria I and IV to a consortium of Korea’s Hyundai Engineering Co., Ltd. and Japan’s Toyota Tsusho Corporation (Tokyo:8015) in 2011. Toshiba, selected by Hyundai Engineering to provide key equipment, supplied four 70-megawatt turbines and generators for the plant in 2013. Olkaria IV started commercial operation in September 2014, followed by Olkaria I in January this.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 27th February 2015

TANZANIA DRAWS CLOSER TO GAS PRODUCTION FROM THE KILIWANI NORTH 1 WELL

 Aminex has notified shareholders that the Tanzanian Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC), through its contractors, has now begun constructing the Skid Metering Unit within the boundaries of the Kiliwani North Development Licence (KNDL) and have completed laying pipe to the KNDL boundary.   Once construction is complete the Kiliwani North 1 well (KN-1) will be connected to the new Songo Songo processing plant where the gas, once produced, will be processed prior to.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 24th February 2015

INDUSTRIAL VALVES MARKET IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA TO REACH $10 BILLION BY 2019

 A new study by Research and Markets on the Industrial Valves Market in the Middle East and Africa has  shown that the market demand for industrial valve in these regions is estimated to reach $10 Billion by 2019, with a projected CAGR of 5.7% in the next half a decade   The increasing demand in oil & gas, chemical and municipal applications is expected to be the major drivers for the industrial valves market in this region.   The Middle East region is.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 24th February 2015



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