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.
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.
[Nigeria] African Development Bank approves $1.5m for Jigawa on-grid IPP solar power procurement program
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a US $1.5-million grant from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa to support the Nigerian Government’s implementation of Phase 1 of the Jigawa 1-GW Independent Power Producer Solar Procurement Program.
A Congolese young woman has developed a new alternative technology that could lead to longer-life batteries for EVs and is also relevant to grid stations, satellites and other energy storage systems.
The pioneer post graduate students at the Marine and Offshore Engineering Centre of Excellence have commenced studies at Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, involving 18-month academic and field work.
Microsoft Egypt has launched a female empowerment campaign dubbed #MakeWhatsNext designed to encourage young females to consider careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) related industries.
The African Development Bank is expanding access to reliable and affordable electricity with funding support for the construction of the Zuzu substation in Dodoma, connecting 121 villages to the power supply in the capital city.
Air traffic across Africa is expected to soar over the next 20 years to over 300 million passengers, which is great news for African economies - so long as they have the infrastructure to sustain it
The Egyptian Government has again outlined plans to eliminate electricity subsidies, in order to allow some form of free market involving the private sector.
Ghana’s steady socio-economic development has made it one of Africa’s fastest growing success stories, but in order to compete with the world’s strongest nations more investment in energy infrastructure and skills development is required.
Ghana’s steady socio-economic development over the past few years has made it one of Africa’s fastest growing success stories, but to compete with the world’s strongest nations more investment in energy infrastructure and skills development is required.
Siemens hands over industrial automation equipment to 13 engineering faculties across Africa to boost digitization skills
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is having a disruptive effect on economies and the development of digital skills is vital.
GE’s Power Services business and FieldCore, GE’s customer-focused field services company have successfully restarted Metahara Sugar factory in Ethiopia, seven months after the plant was severely damaged by a major thunderstorm.
Gauteng-based civil engineering and multi-disciplinary service company in the built environment, Isivuvu Technical Solutions is eager to seek market and expand its footprint to Ghana and Nigeria.
The Centre of Excellence in Marine Engineering and Offshore Technology is set to open its doors to the pioneer students who are currently being screened in an admission process.
Makeblock, the global provider of STEAM education solutions, has teamed up with the government of Cape Verde on a mission to bridge STEAM education gap on Cape Verde Islands, Africa.
Thyssenkrupp Materials Services is expanding its aerospace network. The global supply chain solutions experts are opening a sales and production site in Morocco.
Global dealer in gases, technologies and services for industry and health, Air Liquide recently started the world’s largest oxygen production unit for Sasol, an international integrated energy and chemicals company.
The China-based auto manufacturer BYD has been expanding internationally in recent years quite a bit, with the most recent news on that front being that a deal has been struck that will see the old city of Alexandria granted its first electric buses.
The EU-funded AfricaConnect2 project has just announced that, following the tender call to connect West and Central (W&C) Africa back in June 2016, GÉANT has awarded a 15-year contract to MainOne for connectivity services.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation says it is ready to collaborate with the Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN) to encourage female children to study Engineering.
2017 had its ups and downs and the power sector was no exception. The year started with a generally low mood in terms of the quantum of power generation available for distribution from none to a peak of 5,222MW on 18th of December, 2017.
Samuel Tafesse, the founder of Sunshine Construction, has announced plans to build a solar park in Ethiopia. “At the moment, we are exploring opportunities in power generation,” the 60-year old entrepreneur".
The Government of Sierra Leone is pleased to announce that Sierra Leone has undergone a number of critical steps leading up to the historic landmark event on 12th of December 2017, where the Solar Park Freetown project was inaugurated.
ENGIE announces that an agreement was reached with two South African energy services companies, Thermaire Investments and Ampair to acquire 100% of their respective shares.
Nigerian defense budget, valued at around US$1.5 Billion in 2017, registered a negative CAGR of over 10% during the historic period.
The Dangote Group of Nigeria, on November 23, 2017 formally launched its newest economic development industrial project, the Dangote Cement plant in Mfila, in Congo-Brazzaville.
Bombardier Transportation has reached a significant milestone in its rail modernization projects with the Moroccan State Railway, ONCF.
The 23rd Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held in Bonn, Germany from November 6 -17 2017, provided the framework for the launch of the UCLG Africa Climate Task Force
Bolloré Logistics South Africa obtained the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) Level C certification for its Pomona warehouse in Johannesburg. This is the first African subsidiary to receive this kind of certification.
Mastercard has launched its signature Girls4Tech™ programme at Sandtonview Primary School in Johannesburg, with the aim of driving interest in and awareness of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) studies
CH2M wins marine engineering support contract on BP project developing offshore gas fields in Senegal and Mauritania
CH2M has been awarded a new marine engineering support contract on BP's innovative Tortue development offshore Mauritania and Senegal.
Globally, as much as 35% of all treated water is lost to leaking piping systems with South African levels reaching as high as 60%.
Janus Global Operations has been selected to provide risk management and security for the European Union organization working to help build maritime civilian law enforcement in Somalia.
KBR awarded engineering and project management services contract for Sonatrach, Statoil and BP joint project in Algeria
KBR, Inc. has been awarded an engineering and project management services contract by JVGAS – a joint venture of Sonatrach, Statoil and BP.
Elbit Systems Ltd has been awarded a $240 million contract to provide a wide array of defense electronic systems in Africa.
A Portland-based company that produces satellite sensors used to monitor wells and latrines in several Sub-Saharan African countries has landed a $750,000 federal grant that will allow it to expand.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency has awarded a grant to Solafrica Energy (Pty) Ltd., a developer of utility-scale solar power plants in Southern Africa, for a pilot project that demonstrates the performance of an energy storage system