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Heavy lift looks to African wind generating opportunities

January 19 - Demand for heavy lift and project forwarding activity in Africa could grow from large-scale wind turbine development as economic growth in African states threatens to outstrip the capabilities of traditional power generation means to satisfy

Interest in renewable energy production methods has been depressed over recent years thanks to the extremely low price of power generated from carbon-based fuel such as coal and natural gas.

However, market observers now point to the inability of existing generating infrastructure to support burgeoning demand for electricity as demand grows from all sectors.

Supporters of large-scale wind turbine development in Africa point to the growth of wind power activity in Europe and the US. Strategic wind power projects up to 300MW have been announced in Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia and South Africa while in North Africa, the Zafarana project in Egypt, which uses Vestas and Gamesa equipment and is set to generate 20 percent of Egyptian power when complete, is underway. Interest is reported by power industry observers in Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco.

However, brakes on wind farm development in the continent remain with the many monopoly state power utilities, aging infrastructure, the lack of capital to revamp electrical infrastructure and the continuing low price of carbon alternatives on the continent.

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Still time to enter ESTA Awards 

January 17 - The deadline to enter the 2020 ESTA Awards of Excellence, which will be held on the evening of April 23 at the Postillion Hotel Amsterdam in the Netherlands, has been extended to January 25, 2020. 
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Wijnne Barends opts for LNG newbuilds 

January 17 - Wijnne Barends, based in the Netherlands, has placed an order with China’s WuHu Shipyard for four shortsea cargo ships featuring LNG propulsion and battery storage systems.
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Bati handles yacht move 

January 17 - Bati Group has coordinated the transport of a yacht from Turkey to Greece. 
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Methanex hat trick for Mammoet

January 17 - Methanex has awarded the levee crossing and heavy haul scope of work for the construction of its Geismar 3 methanol plant in Louisiana, USA to Mammoet.
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