Daily Archives: June 21, 2018

Partenariat entre un consortium dirigé par Globeleq et EDM

LONDRES, 21 juin 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Globeleq, partenaire principal de Temane Energy Consortium (TEC), et Electricidade de Moçambique E.P. (EDM) ont franchi une étape importante du développement du secteur de l’électricité au Mozambique. En marge du Forum africain de l’énergie 2018, l’équipe s’est réunie pour signer un accord conjoint de développement qui fera avancer le projet de centrale au gaz de 400 MW à Temane dans la province d’Inhambane.

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À ce jour, le projet de Temane a été mis à exécution par EDM et Sasol New Energy Holdings (Sasol), EDM en détenant 51 % et Sasol, 49 %. TEC prendra 60 % de la participation d’EDM dans l’entité ad hoc locale, et EDM conservera les 40 % restants. Le projet fournira de l’énergie fiable à moindre coût à EDM dans le cadre d’un contrat de prise ferme de 25 ans, en utilisant le gaz naturel provenant des champs de Pande-Temane exploités par Sasol et ENH, la société d’hydrocarbure d’État.

Globeleq et son partenaire TEC, eleQtra, ont fait leurs preuves lors de projets réussis de centrales au gaz en Côte d’Ivoire, au Ghana, en Tanzanie et au Cameroun. TEC assistera également EDM dans le développement du Temane Transmission Project.

Le PDG de Globeleq, Paul Hanrahan déclare : « Le projet Temane fournira au Mozambique une énergie de base conséquente qui contribuera à la croissance économique. En même temps que notre arrivée sur le marché mozambicain, nous nous félicitons du partenariat avec EDM dans cette entreprise prometteuse. »

EDM a sélectionné TEC en décembre 2017 à la suite d’un appel d’offres. EDM a choisi ce consortium pour son expérience dans l’élaboration et l’exploitation de centrales au gaz, le coût du capital concurrentiel et l’offre du tarif le plus compétitif. Grâce à la signature de cet accord, le consortium dirigé par Globeleq rejoint officiellement EDM dans le développement du projet jusqu’à sa clôture financière.

Le président d’EDM, Mateus Magala, déclare : « EDM est heureuse de ce partenariat profitable à long terme avec le consortium Globeleq. Son engagement et son expérience dans le secteur de l’énergie aidera EDM à atteindre son objectif d’offrir un accès universel à une électricité abordable d’ici 2030 au peuple du Mozambique. »

À propos de Globeleq
Globeleq est un leader dans le développement, la propriété et l’exploitation de la production d’électricité en Afrique. Depuis 2002, son équipe de professionnels qualifiés a construit une gamme diversifiée de centrales électriques indépendantes, générant plus de 1 300 MW sur huit sites répartis dans cinq pays. La société a environ 2 000 MW de projets énergétiques en développement. www.globeleq.com

À propos d’EDM
Electricidade de Moçambique E.P. (EDM) est le fournisseur d’électricité d’État créé en 1977, deux ans après l’indépendance du Mozambique. EDM est le principal acheteur d’électricité, gestionnaire du réseau de transport national d’électricité et exploitant de l’infrastructure de distribution d’énergie du pays. EDM génère, transmet, distribue et vend de l’électricité au Mozambique. www.edm.co.mz

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Globeleq led consortium partners with EDM

LONDON, June 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Globeleq, lead partner in the Temane Energy Consortium (TEC), and Electricidade de Moçambique E.P. (EDM) have reached a significant milestone in the development of Mozambique’s electricity sector. On the sidelines of the 2018 Africa Energy Forum, the team gathered to sign a joint development agreement which will progress the 400 MW gas-fired power project located at Temane in Inhambane Province.

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To date, Temane has been developed by EDM and Sasol New Energy Holdings (Sasol), with EDM holding 51% and Sasol 49% in the project. TEC will take a 60% stake in EDM’s shareholding of the local SPV company, with EDM holding the remaining 40%. The project will supply low cost, reliable power to EDM through a 25-year tolling agreement using natural gas supplied from the Pande-Temane fields operated by Sasol and ENH, the state-owned hydrocarbon company.

Globeleq and its TEC partner, eleQtra, have proven track records in successful gas-fired power projects in Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Tanzania and Cameroon. TEC will also provide support to EDM in the development of the Temane Transmission Project.

Globeleq’s CEO, Paul Hanrahan said, “The Temane project will provide Mozambique with significant base load power to help drive economic growth. As Globeleq enters the Mozambique market, we look forward to partnering with EDM in this exciting venture.”

EDM selected TEC in December 2017 as part of a competitive bidding process. EDM chose the consortium due to its experience developing and operating gas-fired power projects; competitive cost of capital; and ability to deliver the most competitive tariff. With the signing of this agreement, the Globeleq led consortium will officially join EDM in developing the project and bring it to financial close.

EDM’s Chairman, Mateus Magala, said, “EDM welcomes its long-term bankable partnership with the Globeleq consortium. Their commitment and experience in the power sector will help EDM in achieving its goal in providing universal access by 2030 through affordable power to the people of Mozambique.”

About Globeleq
Globeleq is a leading developer, owner and operator of electricity generation in Africa. Since 2002, its experienced team of professionals have built a diverse portfolio of independent power plants, generating nearly 1,300 MW in 8 locations across 5 countries, with a further 2,000 MW of power projects in development . www.globeleq.com

About EDM
Electricidade de Moçambique E.P. (EDM) is the Mozambican state-owned electricity utility set up in 1977, two years after the independence of Mozambique. EDM is the central buyer of electricity, system operator, manager of the notational transmission grid and operator of the energy distribution infrastructure in Mozambique. EDM generates, transmits, distributes and sells electricity in Mozambique. www.edm.co.mz

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Government’s intervention on Eskom welcomed

Cabinet has welcomed the intervention made by Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan in the wage negotiations dispute between the Eskom management and labour.

Last Friday, Gordhan convened a meeting with the Eskom board and management and the three labour unions — National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) and Solidarity — with the intention of getting all parties to engage on the issues around the employee salary negotiations.

Briefing the media on the Cabinet meeting on Thursday, Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane said a team has been assigned to deal with issues of wage negotiations, and they hope that all parties will appreciate the need to expedite the process and find an amicable solution towards the impasse at Eskom.

She said Gordhan will continue to update Cabinet, Presidency and National Treasury on any development that may arise.

Responding to criminal acts reported, including road blockades, attacks on staff, and wilful damage of electricity infrastructure, Mokonyane warned that nobody is entitled to destroy property, whether its organised workers or public.

There is a law in South Africa that has been passed in line with the Criminal Procedure Act, where there is an amendment that deals with destruction of public property as an act of crime, and it is within that, that even the destruction of property in terms of what we’ve seen at Eskom, must be deemed as an act of crime.

Nobody is entitled to destroy property It is an act of sabotage and it is going to cost the state. In this instance, it is economic sabotage and the amendment act must actually kick in and deal with these issues, the Minister warned.

She said several arrests have been made in connection with this.

Protests on highways

Cabinet also strongly condemned the recent blocking of several highways by protestors in some parts of the country, warning that criminal acts of aggression and disruptions will not be tolerated.

Highways are a critical part of our transport infrastructure that supports the transportation of goods and services of the various sectors of the economy. Our constitutional democracy provides for platforms wherein people can raise their issues without causing any disruptions, Mokonyane said.

She further called on law-enforcement officers to take the necessary steps, within the confines of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa of 1996, to ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

Meanwhile, Cabinet has approved the Decommissioning and Decontamination (D&D) liabilities attached to the past Disused Strategic Nuclear Facilities (Stage 1) and current operating facilities (Stage 2) at Phelindaba site.

Currently, these liabilities reflect in the books of NECSA (South African Nuclear Energy Corporation) resulting in liabilities exceeding the assets, and project negatively on its going concern status.

Cabinet approved that the process should be taken forward in consultation with the National Treasury.

Source: South African Government News Agency

Minister Nomaindiya Mfeketo interacts with Gugulethu community on housing matters, 22 Jun

Minister Mfeketo to discuss Human Settlements delivery with the community of Gugulethu, Cape Town

The Minister of Human Settlements Nomaindiya Mfeketo accompanied by Deputy Minister Zou Kota-Fredericks will on Friday, 22 June 2018 visit the community of Gugulethu in Cape Town to interact with the members of the public on matters related to human settlements delivery.

The discussions will focus on the backyard dwellers, informal settlements, availability of land, allocation of houses and other related issues.

Source: Government of South Africa

Minister Nomvula Mapisa-Nqakula attends 20th Session of SADC MCO meeting, 21 Jun

On Thursday, 21 June 2018, Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula will attend the 20th Southern African Development Community (SADC) Ministerial Committee of the Organ (MCO) on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation meeting in Luanda, Angola.

The MCO was preceded by numerous meetings of senior officials from the 18th to the 20th of June 2018.

The meeting will discuss, inter alia, matters relating to regional peace and security, review of elections in the region, social-economic development and share guidelines for crime prevention throughout SADC. Additionally, topping the agenda will be the security situation in Lesotho, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo respectively.

Minister Mapisa-Nqakula will be accompanied by a high level delegation of the South African National Defence Force.

Source: Government of South Africa