Finnish energy firm to deliver 60MW plant in West Africa

A Finnish energy firm is to deliver a 60MW power plant in West Africa. Wärtsilä’s project aims to provide electricity for the second phase of the Tasiast Mine expansion, taking place in Mauritania, West Africa. The plant will operate using six Wärtsilä 32TS engines and operate primarily on crude oil, with heavy and light fuel oils […]

‘Renewables could help Mauritania’s economy growth’

Renewable energy sources could help boost Mauritania’s economy. That’s according to a report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). It found “abundant” green sources in the country that could improve energy access and create jobs. The transition to renewables could be driven by solar and wind and strengthened […]

West African gas-to-power project secures $261m

A project which aims to provide affordable and reliable electricity in West Africa has secured funding worth $261 million (£155.9m). The Banda Gas-to-Power Project will produce and convert natural gas from offshore gas fields in Mauritania into 300MW of electricity. It will expand electricity supply and trade in the region as the project will export […]

Tullow Oil targets new Mauritania area

Irish-founded oil explorer Tullow Oil is targeting new projects in Mauritania. Tullow has agreed a new contract with the west African country’s government to develop and commercialise its existing discoveries and pursue new ones in a newly outlined contract area covering more than 10,000 square kilometres. Aidan Heavey, chief executive of Tullow Oil said: “As […]