Ncondezi Energy delays planned 300MW coal plant in Mozambique

first_imgNcondezi Energy delays planned 300MW coal plant in Mozambique FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Platts:Progress on the development of Ncondezi Energy’s flagship 300 MW coal-fired power project and coal mine in Tete, Mozambique, has been delayed, the African power developer said.The delay came after discussions with state power company Electricidade de Mocambique (EDM) indicated that available technical and market assumptions for a tariff agreement, which were initially submitted March 31, were out of date.The company said an updated transmission integration study and Mozambican power market outlook study had been commissioned, and were targeted for completion in the third quarter of 2020. Allowing for the completion of those independent studies, Ncondezi said the tariff agreement was now expected to be finalized in the second half of the year.“Based on this, the company has submitted an updated work program to EDM for review and will provide a more detailed timetable update to investors at the appropriate time,” Ncondezi Energy said.“Since the submission of a formal tariff offer earlier this year, the company has worked closely with EDM to discuss and agree the pathway to progress the project,” said CEO Hanno Pengilly. “With EDM’s guidance, the company has agreed to update its transmission integration study as well as conduct an independent market study for energy supply and demand forecasts in Mozambique and potential export markets.”Pengilly said the results of those studies should verify certain technical assumptions, and provide greater certainty around the business case for the project alongside the tariff proposal, facilitating negotiations on the project tariff. The results are also expected to be a key requirement from potential project lenders and investors.[Sarah Matthews]More: Ncondezi Energy delays flagship Mozambique coal power projectlast_img read more

Odicta, Prevendido drug groups joining forces?

first_img“We need to double our efforts inmonitoring the entry of illegal drugs. We expect a high demand for them thisChristmas season when most people have money,” said Tablate./PN Richard “Buang” Prevendido, on theother hand, died in a shootout with policemen in Barangay Balabago, Jarodistrict here on September 2017. “These groups are tapping people notfamiliar to the police. We’ve noticed that most of the recent arrests werenewly identified drug personalities,” said Police Lieutenant Colonel Joem Malong,PRO-6 spokesperson. The Odicta and Prevendido drug groupswere greatly decimated following the deaths of their leaders. “K-9” (a homophone of“canine”) are dogs trained to assist law enforcers detect contrabands such asillegal drugs and explosives. Of particular concern to the PDEA arethe seaports where drug traffickers are known to slip their stocks. Malong said the PRO-6 is also notdiscounting the possibility that drug traffickers would shift to robbery. The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency(PDEA) had said the supply of illegal drugs in Iloilo significantly droppedfollowing the deaths of Odicta and Prevendido. “We will be utilizing 10 K-9 dogsaside from partnering with the police,” said Tablate. PRO-6 spokesperson Police Lieutenant Colonel Joem Malong Several of their members weresubsequently arrested but others remained elusive.center_img Tablate expressed concern that demandfor illegal drugs, particularly party drugs, could rise this holiday season andnext month when Iloilo City stages the Dinagyang Festival. “Our non-stop operations are hurtingthem. But they need to survive so they may resort to other illegal activities. Ourpolice have a security plan for them,” said Malong. “Please help us in our campaign. Giveus information. PDEA and the police could not stop drug trafficking without thehelp of the community,” said Director Alex Tablate. Party drugs, also called club drugs orrave drugs, are recreational drugs that have stimulating properties. Regularuse can lead to the user craving more of the drug, resulting to addiction. ILOILO City – Raw informationreached the Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6) that remnants of the Odictaand Prevendido drug groups operating here and in Iloilo province are joiningforces. PanayNews sources said the groups would bestepping up their operation this December and next month when Iloilo Citystages the Dinagyang Festival. Melvin “Boyet” Odicta Sr. was shot todeath by armed men in Malay, Aklan in August 2016. Police units were ordered to enhancetheir barangay intelligence network as key to frustrate the drug traffickers. Not leaving anything to chance, PoliceBrigadier General Rene Pamuspusan, regional police director, alerted all policeunits.last_img read more

Tammy Abraham Reflects on His Flying Chelsea Start

first_img​Super Eagles’ new attraction, Tammy Abraham, has declared that he hopes ‘this can be my season’ after racing to the top of the Premier League scoring charts following his superb hat-trick in Chelsea’s 5-2 win over Wolves on Saturday.After being handed the number nine shirt at the start of the season, Abraham, whom is strongly been considered for Super Eagles role, has firmly cemented his place as the Blues’ number one striker after seven goals in his opening five league matches.He opened his account at Molineux with a smart a turn and shot in the box, before adding another before half-time with a well-guided header. It would have been three successive braces for the 21-year-old, but unwilling to finish without the match-ball he burst past Conor Coady to wrap up his performance in style. Speaking on Chelsea’s official website, Abraham said his aspirations for the season, crossing his fingers that this could be his breakthrough season:  “I’ve been working hard and hopefully this can be my season.  It’s up to me to keep showing the gaffer (Frank Lampard) in every game and training session that I’m hungry and I want success.“He told me at half-time to stay on and get the hat-trick so I believed and stayed focused. I’ve just got to be ready to take every chance that comes my way with both hands. I’m working hard and I’m just delighted to see that pay off with my goals (on Saturday) as well as the three points.”After a nervy opening to the game, the deadlock was broken in the black country via a stunning strike from Chelsea  ​defender Fikayo Tomori, who scored a stunning long-range goal with his first shot in Premier League in ​football.Abraham joked afterwards when the ball fell to the 21-year-old, he was desperate for his teammate not to pull the trigger, before being taken aback by the quality of the strike.“I was thinking ‘don’t shoot, Fikayo’ but everyone is delighted for him. In training, he’s been trying it every day and smashing windows but (against Wolves) it paid off – it was a great strike,” he added.“We (he, Tomori and Mount) were the last people off the pitch because we were discussing how we’ve all scored in the same game for Chelsea. We’ve dreamt of that since we were little boys and we made it happen.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more