Siemens Gamesa seals its first wind farm project in Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA -Siemens Gamesa, a global leader in renewable energy, has signed its first wind power project in Ethiopia with state-owned electricity company Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP), strengthening its leadership in Africa as the country begins to expand its green energy capacity to meet ambitious renewable targets. The 100 MW Assela wind farm will be located between the towns of Adama and Assela, approximately 150 km south of the capital, Addis Ababa, and will contribute to clean and affordable power for the country’s electricity grid. The country has set an ambitious…

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Siemens Gamesa adds 250MW of clean energy to South Africa’s grid

SOUTH AFRICA –  Renewable energy company Siemens Gamesa has officially started production of mainstream renewable power’s 110MW Perdekraal East and 140 MW Kangnas wind farms in South Africa, supporting additional green power supply into the country’s national grid. The Perdekraal East site is located 80km northeast of Ceres in the Western Cape and the Kangnas wind farm is situated near Springbok in the Northern Cape. The wind farms are equipped with a total of 109 2.3MW capacity onshore wind turbines and will help provide enough clean electricity to power a…

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Toshiba Corporation to abandon coal-fired power plants

WORLD – Japan’s multinational conglomerate Toshiba, will stop construction of new coal-fired power plants and shift to renewable energy in a bid to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a spokeswoman revealed. “We still have ongoing projects, but we have decided to withdraw from building new coal-powered plants,” company spokeswoman Yoko Takagi told AFP. Toshiba, which currently has around 10 coal-fired station projects under way worldwide, is a major global player in the power sector. The company will instead increase investment in renewable energy, including parts for offshore wind-power facilities and research…

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Siemens Energy to supply equipment to Mozambique LNG project

MOZAMBIQUE – A joint venture between Saipem and McDermott has selected Siemens Energy to supply emissions-reducing power generation equipment and boil-off gas compressors for the Mozambique LNG Project in the Cabo Delgado province on Africa’s East Coast.  The project led by TOTAL E&P Mozambique Area 1, include the development of offshore gas fields in Mozambique’s Area 1 and a liquefaction plant with a capacity more than 12 million tons per year. As part of the contract, Siemens Energy will supply six SGT-800 industrial gas turbines that will be used for low-emissions onsite…

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Siemen’s to build new substations, refurbish old ones in electricity upgrade deal with Nigeria

NIGERIA – Siemens AG, a renown German energy conglomerate, will build new substations and refurbish existing ones inline with the electricity upgrade deal signed with Nigeria in August this year. According to Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, the German firm will upgrade 105 power substations across the country and build 70 new ones to enhance the efficiency of power distribution in the country. Mamman further revealed that the Federal Government had already made an initial commitment of US$22.20 million towards the implementation of the deal with Siemens captured under…

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Siemens to increase Nigeria’s electricity capacity to 25,000MW

NIGERIA –The Federal Government of Nigeria has partnered with Siemens AG for the expansion of the country’s national grid capacity to 25,000MW to enhance efficiency in electricity transmission and distribution. The agreement formalized by a pre-engineering contract forms the first step in the Presidential Power Initiative inaugurated last year which seeks to transform Nigeria’s electricity industry. Siemens now has the greenlight to begin pre-engineering work on the transmission, distribution and meter data management systems infrastructure. A report by Africa Energy Portal revealed that comprehensive studies and power systems analysis software…

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Siemens to help Ghana address energy and infrastructure challenges

GHANA – German multinational conglomerate Siemens, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Republic of Ghana to address the country’s energy and infrastructure challenges. Siemens work will also contribute to the Government’s growth and development agenda of creating high quality jobs and enhancing the vocational skills of Ghana’s youth. The MoU was signed by Siemens and the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) in the presence of His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo and the President and Global Chief Executive Officer of Siemens AG,…

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Nigeria partners with Siemens to improve electricity transmission and distribution

NIGERIA – The Federal Government has set aside the sum of N61bn for the Nigeria Electrification Road map to be developed in partnership with Germany-based Siemens AG. The amount provisioned for the Presidential Power Initiative is one of the key expenditures captured in the 2020-2022 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework and not in the 2020 budget. This is contained in the highlights of the 2020 approved budget presented by the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed. Power projects in the budget include the 3,050-megawatts Mambilla hydropower plant in…

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Rwanda becomes the first African country to introduce Volkswagen electric car

RWANDA – Car manufacturer Volkswagen and Siemens have signed an agreement to build an electric car factory in Rwanda. In a first for the African continent, they launched a pilot project to test the feasibility of electric mobility in an African country. The pilot project, which will form part of Volkswagen’s operations in Rwanda, was officially announced by Thomas Schäfer, CEO of Volkswagen Group South Africa and responsible for the Sub-Sahara Africa Region, in the presence of the Prime Minister of Rwanda, Right Honourable Dr. Edouard Ngirente. During the pilot…

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