Steg to buy electricity from Akuo Energy’s solar power plant in Gabès

A power purchase agreement (PPA) has just been signed between the Tunisian Electricity and Gas Company (Steg) and the consortium developing the 10 MWp Gabès photovoltaic solar project. It is formed by the French Independent Power Producer (IPP) Akuo Energy, HBG Holding and Nour Energy, Afrik21 reports. In Tunisia, the construction of a photovoltaic solar power plant in the governorate of Gabès is taking shape. The project has just been the subject of a power purchase agreement (PPA) signed between the Tunisian Electricity and Gas Company (Steg) and the consortium…

Zenith Energy expands Tunisian portfolio

Zenith Energy has announced a conditional sale and purchase agreement with CNPC International (Tunisia) Ltd for the acquisition of a working interest in the North Kairouan permit and the Sidi El Kilani concession, which contains the Sidi El Kilani oilfield, Oilfield Technology reported. The consideration payable by Zenith under the terms of the agreement is US$300 000. Upon completion of the acquisition, the company’s working interest in the Sidi El Kilani oilfield will equate to the daily production of approximately 280 BPD, the same source said. The acquisition is Zenith’s…

ACCI launches “Doing Business With Tunisia”

The African Centre for Competitive Intelligence (ACCI) announced the launch of Doing Business With Tunisia (DBWT) to support Tunisian companies in Africa and sub-Saharan companies in Tunisia, L’economiste Maghrebin reports. Thus, according to ACCI, the main services offered by DBWT are sector watch; opportunity detection; market studies; mapping of actors and risks; due diligence; business networking; coaching of managers; assistance in collecting outstanding debts, the same source adds. ACCI – with its expertise, references and network – appears to be the ally they were waiting for as it aims to…

TUNISIA: GreenYellow to complete two solar projects for 31.2 MWp

GreenYellow, the Casino Group’s subsidiary specialized in photovoltaic solar energy production and energy efficiency, seems to have found the winning solution for Africa. Present on the continent for the past three years, the energy company has been developing its portfolio thanks to financing solutions adapted to local economic realities. This deployment has just been reinforced by the acquisition of two new solar power plant projects in Tunisia, afrik21 reports. GreenYellow continues to deploy its green electricity offer on the African continent. The solar energy producer has just embarked on two…

WWF launches call for applications for new label “Wild Tunisia”.

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) North Africa, has launched a call for applications for the new WWF label “Wild Tunisia” whose deadline for receipt of applications is set for September 20 , 2020. The “Wild Tunisia” project is part of the preservation of natural resources, the sustainable promotion of products and services in and / or around protected areas and areas of high ecological value in Tunisia by improving the socio-economic conditions of people in these regions, according to the website of WWF TUNISIA. This new label also…

Partnership agreement signed between Tunisia JOBS and Edhiafa association for tourism promotion amid pandemic

Tunisia JOBS and Edhiafa association signed a  partnership agreement aimed to meet the problems related to COVID-19 and its impact on the tourism sector and hotels. This agreement will help Edhiafa association to make the most of means to support the business resilience of the sector of Tunisian small and boutique hotels during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. To achieve this goal, regulatory reform and advocacy experts will be hired to back up Edhiafa Association’s efforts to identify and help resolve regulatory barriers, Tunisia JOBS said in a statement on…

Tunisia: record estimates for olive oil exports

Tunisian olive oil exports for the current season, totalling about 340,000 tonnes of product, will generate record revenue of more than two billion dinars (about 619,671,034 euros), compared to 1.2 billion dinars last year, said President of the Tunisian Oil Office (ONH), Chokri Bayoudh, saying that the revenue should contribute 4.25% to the country’s state budget. Tunisian olive oil exports, by late July 2020, reached nearly 294,000 tonnes worth 1.7 billion dinars, compared to 100,000 tonnes at a value of 1.2 billion dinars the previous season, Bayoudh told Tunisian news…

Project Innov’i -EU4 Innovation: New call for projects “Tech Tunisia” launched

The project “Innov’i -EU4 Innovation” launches a new call for innovators to present their projects under the innovative entrepreneurship support fund “Tech Tunisia”, which has a total budget of 1 million euros (over 3 million dinars), TAP reported. Funded by the European Union and implemented by Expertise France, this project aims to support the strengthening, structuring and sustainability of the ecosystem of entrepreneurship and innovation in Tunisia and to improve the service offer for start-ups and entrepreneurs through backing up support structures in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation. The…

Libyan market may reopen for Tunisian agricultural products next week (UTAP)

The Libyan market may reopen for Tunisian agricultural products next week, Ibrahim Trabelsi, a member of the Executive Office of the Tunisian Union for Agriculture and Fisheries (UTAP) in charge of Fruit Trees and Maghreb trade said Friday. The Libyan market has been closed to Tunisian fruit, vegetables, and fisheries products for nearly a month due to the effects of the Coronavirus and payment conditions imposed by the Libyan state. Speaking to TAP, Trabelsi said that Libyan importers were very keen for the resumption of Tunisian agricultural products. TunisianMonitorOnline

Transport: new ro-ro shipping between Marina Carrara-Sousse

A new shipping line for the transport of wheeled cargo was implemented this week between Marina di Carrara, Italy, and Sousse, Tunisia, said the maritime shipping industry website Shipping Italy. It said the ship making the route is the Vasaland, a roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) for carrying vehicles that are loaded and disembarked on their own wheels. The chartered ship is 155 metres long and has 2,170 linear metres of capacity for wheeled cargo. Nikkos. Frangos, managing director of the new Cypriot shipping company Anarres Shipping, said the new route will run…