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Uzbekistan seals deal for 500MW wind farm

Uzbekistan seals deal for 500MW wind farm

Uzbekistan has given the green light for a 500MW project to shore up its wind power ambitions. The wind farm in the central Navoi region will be designed, financed, built and operated by United Arab Emirates-based Masdar.

Namibian wind farm to use 'self-erecting' tower developer

Namibian wind farm to use 'self-erecting' tower developer

Nabrawind will supply four of wind towers to a Namibian wind farm being built by Franco-Namibian developer Innovent.

African chemicals giant launches renewables hunt

African chemicals giant launches renewables hunt

South African chemicals and mining giant Sasol has launched a search for 600MW of wind and solar power in the same week it was excluded from the world’s largest investment fund.

New offshore wind partnership targets South Africa

New offshore wind partnership targets South Africa

Swedish developer Hexicon has formed a joint venture with South African counterpart Genesis Eco-Energy Developments to build what would be the continent’s first offshore wind project.

TPI forced to reduce production levels

TPI forced to reduce production levels

Blade company TPI Composites has reduced its manufacturing operations in India, Turkey, and Mexico because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

South Africa dismisses coal lobby legal challenge

South Africa dismisses coal lobby legal challenge

South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal has rejected a legal challenge against state utility Eskom signing power purchase agreements with operators of 2.3GW of renewables projects successful in the country’s fourth tender round.