Helium One to start drilling world’s rare gas in Tanzania

TANZANIA – Helium One, Australian private company with a licence for helium gas exploration and development of the Rukwa Project in Tanzania, has announced the commencement of the acquisition of seismic data. The Rukwa project in south western Tanzania is described as the largest known primary helium resource in the world. Through its website the company announced that it has successfully mobilised a data acquisition team, and other equipment for the acquisition of the data which will be helpful in planning and monitoring the development and production. Helium One chief…

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Harith General Partners to build gas-fired power plants in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – Harith General Partners, a leading Pan-African fund manager for infrastructure development across the continent, is forging ahead with plans to build the first gas-fired power plants in South Africa’s industrial hub of Gauteng. The fund manager wants to build two gas-fired plants at the site of its coal-fired Kelvin Power Station, which lies east of Johannesburg close to the city’s main airport. The government’s energy blueprint, known as the Integrated Resource Plan, includes proposals to bring gas to the region from 2023 at the earliest, and that target…

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General Electric to supply gas power generation equipment for power project in Senegal

SENEGAL – General Electric (GE), has secured an order to supply gas power generation equipment for West Africa Energy’s 300 megawatt (MW) combined-cycle power project in Cap des Biches, Dakar, Senegal. Upon completion, the Cap des Biches plant will be the biggest power plant in the country and is expected to generate nearly 25% of the power consumed, providing the equivalent electricity needed to power up to 500,000 Senegalese homes. The plant is expected to begin operations in phases starting in 2022, enhancing universal access to electricity and supporting the…

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