Acrow, an international bridge engineering and supply company, announced it has provided 26 modular steel bridges to the National Road Administration of Mozambique, to restore vital transportation routes damaged by cyclones in 2019.
Novatech, trading as Hesper Engineering, a ship repair, and general engineering company based in Cape Town, South Africa, purchased a 51% shareholding in Swift Engineering.
SOFEC announced first steel was cut on December 26th, 2020 for the turret mooring system for the RSSD Joint Venture FPSO External Turret Mooring System Project destined for the Sangomar Field Development offshore Senegal.
Pan African Resources, juwi South Africa partner for construction of solar photovoltaic plant at Evander Mines
Pan African Resources has entered into an engineering, procurement and construction agreement with juwi South Africa to construct its 9.975MW solar photovoltaic plant at Evander Mines.
Elsewedy Electric, wires & cables and Integrated energy solution provider in Middle East and Africa, announced its subsidiary Elsewedy Electric for Trading & Distribution, signed new EPC contracts with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company.
Asonha Energie signed a turnkey contract with Chinese engineering and construction firm Sinohydro for the development of the 35-MW Kinguélé Aval hydroelectric dam in Gabon.
The World Bank announced the 18-month sanctions of China National Electric Engineering Company and its wholly owned subsidiary, China Electric Design and Research Institute Company, in connection with fraudulent practices in Zambia.
UK-based operator Assala Energy announced it will spend $24 million to modernize Gabon’s Gamba export infrastructure in the south of the country.
Following the signing of the contract with the China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) in August, construction works have now officially begun for the Côte d’Ivoire Terminal (CIT), Abidjan’s second container terminal.
Eos Energy Storage LLC, has announced an expansion of its partnership with Nayo Tropical Technology Ltd., a West African mini-grid engineering, procurement, and construction company.
Shanta Gold, East Africa-focused gold producer announced the expansion of processing capacity at the New Luika Gold Mine (NLGM).
As part of efforts to ensure a hitch-free movement around the Victoria Island, Lekki Axis, Access Bank commissioned its Oniru road project with the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
[Column] Reem Asaad: The changing face of technology in Africa and the Middle East, how efforts at improving gender equality are making a difference
Among the world’s top 10 global tech giants, women hold just 19% of tech-related jobs. In South Africa this figure amounts to 23%, according to Women in Tech ZA.
DOF Subsea has been awarded an integrated Field Support Vessel (FSV) contract with an international oil company in Angola.
BUA Group signed an agreement with Axens of France for the supply of process technologies for its upcoming 10million tonnes per annum mega refinery and petrochemicals facility to be sited in Akwa-ibom, Nigeria.
The China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), signed contracts for the construction of Abidjan’s second container terminal, known as Côte d’Ivoire Terminal (CIT), scheduled to be operational at the end of 2021.
Sasol has selected seven small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) from in and around Sasolburg in the Free State to take part in its newly launched 24-month Sasol Business Accelerator (SBA) programme.
Angolan service provider Sonamet has completed factory acceptance tests on all flowline structures for Total’s Zinia field Phase 2 development.
South African civil and structural engineering consulting firm, Malani Padayachee & Associates (MPA) and investment holding company, Motseng Women Investments announced the acquisition of 100% equity of Mott MacDonald Africa.
Norskeide Subseatec, a subsidiary of Scana ASA has been awarded a contract to supply subsea equipment for field development in Africa and Southeast Asia.
Jack Ma Foundation’s Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative selects Top 50 Finalists of 2020 Africa’s Business Heroes Competition
The 2020 Africa’s Business Heroes prize competition has shortlisted the top 50 finalists from stage one of the selection process.
A six-year project to develop industrial skills among Ghana’s workforce has improved the engineering and manufacturing skills of young people, promoted economic competitiveness and contributed to an improvement in the quality of life.
BESIX, together with its partner Mota-Engil, will design and build all permanent marine facilities of the Mozambique LNG Gas Development Project.
Andela, the global talent network that helps companies build remote engineering teams, will now accept engineers from all African countries, expanding its presence from six countries to the entire continent.
C-Kore Systems completed a successful campaign offshore Nigeria with VAYCO Oil tools and local Nigerian partner Cranium Engineering.
West Africa’s premier connectivity and data center solution provider MainOne has commenced construction activities on the project with official site groundbreaking at the Appolonia City enclave in Ghana.
Gates Corporation, a leading global provider of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions, announced that Josef Parzhuber has joined the organization as president, EMEA.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has imposed a 13-month debarment on Entreprise de Travaux et d’Etudes de Projets (ETEP) SA, a civil engineering company registered in Tunisia, for engaging in sanctionable practices in Mali and Guinea.
Oceanteam announced the completion of Bourbon Oceanteam 101 charter agreement in Angola.
The African Development Bank Group announced the debarment of China Zhonghao Nigeria a civil engineering company registered in Nigeria, for 18 months, for fraudulent practices.
EXIM approves $91.5 million in U.S. export financing for renewable energy rural electrification project in Senegal
The EXIM approved approximately $91.5 million in loan guarantee financing that supports U.S. exports of design engineering and construction services to the Republic of Senegal.
Maersk Decom wins complete plugging, abandonment of Tullow Oil’s Banda and Tiof fields offshore Mauritania
Maersk Decom, a 50:50 joint venture between Maersk Drilling and Maersk Supply Service has won a complete plugging and abandonment of Tullow Oil’s Banda and Tiof fields in offshore Mauritania.
Keppel Offshore & Marine through its wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel Shipyard, has delivered the world’s fastest brownfield FPSO vessel modification and upgrading project to be deployed in Anyala-Madu field, Nigeria.
The EBRD is continuing to support the automotive industry in Morocco through a €15 million loan to Varroc Lighting Systems Morocco that will provide training and employment opportunities for young people in the country.
ALP Maritime Services (ALP) has been selected by a Joint Venture between TechnipFMC and JGC to provide a spread of five vessels related to the CORAL SOUTH project, offshore Mozambique.
Andela, the technology company that builds distributed engineering teams with Africa's top software engineers recently hosted a Women in Tech event in Nairobi.
Sasol’s Group Technology announces the signing of partnership framework agreements with the Engineering Contractors (ECs) Wood South Africa (Pty) and Worley Matasis (Pty).
Clément Uwajeneza is leading the Rwandan arm of Andela's international organization of software engineers in Africa. Africa Business Communities has a brief chat with him.
Andela has announced that applications for its 5-months program, StackUp, is open for aspiring and entry-level engineers in Kigali, Rwanda.
The Group Managing Director/CEO of Dangote Cement., Engr. Joseph Makoju will retire as GMD/CEO effective January 31, 2020, a position he has held since 2018; according to a report from the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
As food demand rises due to growing populations with changing consumption patterns in Africa and around the globe, increased agricultural output is crucial.
Cell C has partnered with Explore Data Science Academy to provide funding and skills development to 24 disadvantaged young men and women from all over the country who show high potential in Maths and Science.
Sasol and Haldor Topsoe announced that they have entered into a collaboration agreement to jointly license their Gas-To-Liquid (GTL) technologies.
SANSA plans to build a new engineering design facility that will bring immense benefits to the space industry in South Africa.
The USAID announced $2.5 million dollars to support global research partnerships that will promote advancements across the full spectrum of discovery, from building new knowledge to piloting and scaling game-changing breakthroughs.
The first edition of the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science South African National Programme, highlights L'Oréal’s strong commitment to South African female scientists.
Andela, the global technology company that builds distributed engineering teams with Africa's top software engineers today officially launched its operations in Egypt.
DOF Subsea has secured 2 contracts totaling more than 160 vessel days for Skandi Seven and Skandi Skansen in Africa.
The board of directors of the EXIM voted unanimously to authorize a direct loan of up to $5 billion to support the export of U.S. goods and services from multiple states for development and construction of an integrated LNG project in Mozambique.
A group of 25 South African business people is in Perth, Australia in search of trade and investment opportunities as part of the Outward Selling Mission organised and funded by the dti.
The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) facility in Hartebeesthoek is part of various international ground stations that are tracking Chandrayaan 2 and ensuring that it will land safely on the Moon.
Growth is expected to be seen in the engineering insurance as Kenya embarks on completing its construction and infrastructure projects under the Agenda 4, says Kenindia.
In the two months since Microsoft recruited a handful of female engineers to work in its new Africa Development Centre (ADC) in Kenya and in Nigeria, the company has continued to bolster its support for local women in IC.
Dott, the European micro-mobility company, announced a commitment for a €30 million Series A funding round.
Most of the South African companies that were funded by dti to participate in the 15th edition of the DRC Mining Week exhibition say it has produced good trade leads and tangible results for them.
The technology group, Voith, has won an order to design, manufacture and supply the complete electromechanical equipment for the small hydropower plant Kabu 16 in Burundi.
Acrow Bridge, an international bridge engineering company, has installed of the first of 44 bridges provided to the Government of Cameroon as part of Acrow’s financed Comprehensive Bridge Development Program.
A South African delegation from the steel and fabrication, engineering and services, electro technical and services, and oil and gas sectors are set to showcase their capabilities at the Offshore Technology Conference in the USA.
Saeed Talfo has spent about a decade working in ICT, telecom delivery and service, and HE is currently the CEO of GLSD.
Engineering services company EAWC Technologies has signed an agreement to lease its Atmospheric Water Generation technological solutions through lease programs in South Africa.
ECA Deputy Executive Secretary met with Armenia’s Foreign Affairs Minister, and discussed ways to forge close cooperation in advancing the smart development concept to help Africa in implementing Agenda 2030.
National Aviation Services (NAS), the fastest growing aviation services provider in the emerging markets will offer comprehensive ground handling and cargo services in Mozambique beginning July 2019.
General Electric has announced the appointment of Sulemana Abubakar (Abu) as the Chief Executive Officer for GE Ghana.
Global engineering, construction, and project management company Bechtel has appointed Sir James Dutton regional president for Africa.
AXEON Water Technologies,has announced the appointment of ADEKHA as an authorized distributor and strategic partner for the Middle East and African regions.
Aurecon has selected Orange Business Services, a global technology integrator, to manage its global communications infrastructure.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has expressed its preparedness to build additional Independent Power Plants (IPP) in Abuja, Kaduna and Kano which is expected to add 4,0000 megawatts of power to stabilize the national grid.
With a significant drop-out rate of girls from primary school to secondary school and college, one new initiative in Ghana aims to improve the country's innovation.
Global engineering and infrastructure advisory company, Aurecon has received a Remote Operating Certificate (ROC) from the South African Civil Aviation Authority to operate drones in South Africa.
Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) announced it has closed a bridge loan deal for the construction of the Singrobo-Ahouaty hydroelectric dam (SAHP) between Abidjan and the capital, Yamoussoukro.
Entelect, South Africa’s leading software engineering and solutions company, has entered into an agreement to purchase a majority stake in Netherlands based company Fixx iT.
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has signed a facility agreement lending $170 million to Egypt-based conglomerate Orascom Investment Holding.
Mammoet, the global market player in engineered heavy lifting and transport has mobilized a fleet of heavy lifting and transport equipment into Mozambique.
Dutch based logistics company Mammoet is expanding its footprint in Africa with the opening of a new office in Accra, Ghana.
Séché Environnement has announced its intention to acquire, through its wholly owned South African subsidiary Séché South Africa Proprietary Limited, 100% of the shares in Interwaste Holdings Limited.
TechnipFMC has signed an Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contract with Middle East Oil Refinery (MIDOR) for the modernization of existing complex near Alexandria, Egypt
American engineering and construction company KBR, Inc. has announced that its UK operating subsidiary has been awarded a Front End Engineering Design (FEED) contract by BP for Phase 1 of the Tortue field Hub on the maritime border between Senegal and Mauritania.
South Africa-based original equipment supplier Weba Chute Systems has further extended its footprint into the northern hemisphere with the recent appointment of a licensee in Russia.
In a breakthrough for the South African manufacturer of nitrogen generators, NitraLife, the company has exported a NitraCut nitrogen generator into Africa.
Aker Solutions has been awarded a five-year agreement to supply brownfield modifications, maintenance and operations support for BP's Greater Plutonio and PSVM fields offshore Angola.
October is already proving to be a great month for the South African business and economy, maybe even greater. With only a week into the month, three South Africans have been appointed for senior positions in the ICT, aviation and engineering sectors.
Global technology company Sierra Monitor Corporation has announced the formal incorporation of Sierra Monitor South Africa.
Paul Ssali from global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon, was recently appointed to the Engineers Without Borders SA’s Board of Directors.
Telecom Egypt announces that its board of directors has approved the acquisition of 50% of its subsidiary Egyptian International Submarine Cable Company at a value of USD 15mn.
Global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon has appointed Blanché Hanstein as the new Office Manager of its Windhoek Office in Namibia.
Global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon has appointed Graça Sim-Sim as its Country Manager for Rwanda.
There is no shortage of opinions with regards to what needs to be done to improve economies of Africa. Experts from diverse fields advocate for different solutions, some tailored to fit their field interests, others seeming to stem from a place of general betterment.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Shell, Total and Eni have signed the Front End Engineering Design contract of Train 7 of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas on Wednesday in London.
A Gauteng civil and structural consulting engineering company is looking forward to expanding its customer base when they participate in the Trade and Investment Mission to Angola.
This week has shown interesting developments in a wide range of sectors in Nigeria - Hospitality, Real Estate, Agribusiness, Banking, Automotive, Oil and Gas and as always, ICT remains a busy sector.
With nearly 10,000 employees worldwide, Veolia's Water Technologies unit specializes in water treatment solutions and provides a complete range of services.
A 24-year-old Ugandan software engineer has won the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation.
CGG has completed acquisition of 15,400 km2 of 3D marine seismic data in the outer Zambezi Delta Basin, west of the Beira High.
The forming and maintaining of strategic, mutually beneficial partnerships is pertinent to the development of any economy, especially a growing one like Nigeria.
Uganda will borrow US $84.73 Million from the Exim Bank of China to finance the National Science, Technology, Engineering and Innovation Skills Enhancement Project
Pasternack, a global provider of radio frequency, microwave and millimeter wave products, has signed RF Design of Cape Town as an authorized distributor of Pasternack products in South Africa and Namibia.
[Nigeria Business Week] With Construction, Agribusiness, Oil and Gas and startup hubs, Nigeria leaves no sector behind
Two years ago Nigeria was as good as drowning in debts, unemployment, reduced investment and general widespread discontent. Today, though still a work in progress, the country has exited recession and is fast regaining its momentum.
Abengoa and its partners, the Industrial Development Corporation, the Public Investment Corporation and the Community Trust, have officially inaugurated XiNa Solar One, the third solar thermal plant in South Africa developed by Abengoa.
Nigeria has signed an agreement of $6.68billion with China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation for a major segment of rail line linking the economic capital Lagos with Kano, northern Nigeria's commercial hub.
The Nigerian oil and gas scene remains as active as ever, with changes surfacing on an almost daily basis. Last week saw the country’s first Marine Engineering Center commence its programs of 18 month academic and field work, which will lead to a masters in Marine Engineering.