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  •  West African nation Guinea Conakry has announced the construction of a 300 million phased liquefied natural gas LNG supply and distribution network that includes a full service LNG receiving terminal liquefaction plant and an export terminal The megaproject dubbed the Guinea LNG Project will be located in the port of Kamsar on the country s northern coast and hellip
    Guinea’s Mining Sector Powered by New LNG Port Infrastructure
     West African nation Guinea Conakry has announced the construction of a 300 million phased liquefied natural gas LNG supply and distribution network that includes a full service LNG receiving terminal liquefaction plant and an export terminal The megaproject dubbed the Guinea LNG Project will be located in the port of Kamsar on the country s northern coast and hellip
    Guinea’s Mining Sector Powered by New LNG Port Infrastructure
    Africa1 month ago

    Guinea’s Mining Sector Powered by New LNG Port Infrastructure

    West African nation Guinea-Conakry has announced the construction of a $300 million phased liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply and distribution network that includes a full-service LNG receiving terminal, liquefaction plant and an export terminal.

    The megaproject, dubbed the Guinea LNG Project, will be located in the port of Kamsar on the country's northern coast, and is being implemented by the West Africa LNG Group, a corporate entity purpose-built by development company AfricaGlobal Schaffer (AFGS).

    The move comes in response to new government-led incentives to nationalize mineral processing value chains so the treasury can capitalize on domestic mineral commodities, prior to export.

    The theme of the upcoming MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power Conference (https://bit.ly/3PKTfAl) in Dakar this September is “The Future of Natural Gas: Growth Through Strategic Investment and Policymaking”, and rightly so : The MSGBC basin is in the early stages of a gas rush that has the potential to revolutionize the region's energy sector and positively redefine the regional economy.

    This is especially true with leader Senegal forecasting 2.5m tonnes of LNG production next year, climbing to 10m tonnes within the decade. Neighboring Mauritania is not far behind with mega-developments such as BirAllah, Banda and the transnational Greater Tortue Ahmeyim projects mirroring Senegal's Yakaar-Teranga and KARMOL gas-to-power projects with over 20 trillion cubic feet of natural gas on both sides of border. And other new developments are flooding with great investment activity; In this regard, Senegal has put a dozen offshore blocks up for lease, followed by Mauritania with 19, Gambia (https://bit.ly/3M2SiAn) has added six, and Guinea-Bissau recently completed the licensing of 11 blocks.

    For Guinea-Conakry (https://bit.ly/3N4zSjW), although not yet entering the area of ​​hydrocarbon exploration and production, the West African country is poised to reap the rewards of the gas rush at the other end of Supply Chain. import regionally produced LNG as the first major commercial development among the MSGBC countries. The Guinea LNG Project was started in September 2019 following a grant from the US Trade and Development Agency for feasibility studies on the LNG receiving terminal and other phases. With commercially viable results, the study found that energy from imported LNG is up to 25% cheaper than diesel or heavy fuel oils for the country, with much less adverse environmental impacts. With this green light, the development is underway, scheduled to be operational in mid-2023, importing and extracting power from LNG and scalable to meet demand.

    This is crucial as the total energy demand in and around the Port of Kamsar is expected to increase rapidly in the next decade. This is due to increased mining activity: Guinea-Conakry is home to about a third of the world's known bauxite reserves. Historically, it has harvested and exported the raw ore, however, under recent reforms, mining companies must now refine a portion of the bauxite mined domestically as a condition for obtaining mining concessions, which directly benefits the country's treasury.

    With the reform measures, Guinea-Conakry is officially the last nation in the world to have allowed the export of raw bauxite without any added value. Since the passage of the legislation, more than a half-dozen mining mega-corporations have now outlined plans for new alumina refineries due to come online in the next seven years. These new facilities are energy intensive, but all are within reach of the Kamsar port via pipelines, barges and power transmission lines thanks to its strategic location in the heart of Guinea's bauxite mining region. Therefore, starting next year, the benefits of the LNG mega-development of the MSGBC basin will not only reach the domestic and European markets, but will also enrich neighboring states, in particular, Guinea-Conakry.

    It is in this spirit of mutual symbiotic collaboration that the MSGBC Oil, Gas and Energy Summit and Exhibition is being convened this September at CICAD's renowned Dakar headquarters. As Mauritania and Senegal lead the region towards the low-carbon transition fuel of LNG, Guinea-Conakry can also contribute with a unique perspective and by maintaining one of the highest renewable energy production rates per capita in the region. This year's event will bring together more than 1,000 senior delegates to exchange strategic ideas, drive investment strategies and promote the green future of energy in West Africa, with gas as its centrepiece.

  •  The Defense Headquarters says that a notable commander of Boko Haram terrorists Saleh Mustapha has surrendered to Operation Hadin Kai troops in the northeast as 51 114 terrorists have surrendered so far The Director Defense Media Operations Maj Gen Bernard Onyeuko said this as he addressed reporters about the military s operations between March 25 and April 7 hellip
    High profile terrorist commander surrenders – DHQ
     The Defense Headquarters says that a notable commander of Boko Haram terrorists Saleh Mustapha has surrendered to Operation Hadin Kai troops in the northeast as 51 114 terrorists have surrendered so far The Director Defense Media Operations Maj Gen Bernard Onyeuko said this as he addressed reporters about the military s operations between March 25 and April 7 hellip
    High profile terrorist commander surrenders – DHQ
    Defence/Security3 months ago

    High profile terrorist commander surrenders – DHQ

    The Defense Headquarters says that a notable commander of Boko Haram terrorists, Saleh Mustapha, has surrendered to Operation Hadin Kai troops in the northeast, as 51,114 terrorists have surrendered so far.

    The Director, Defense Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko said this as he addressed reporters about the military's operations between March 25 and April 7 on Thursday in Abuja.

    Onyeuko said the handover of Mustapha, popularly known as Inn Kathir, who was the Qaid of Garin Ba-Abba, to the troops in Bama was significant.

    It added that a total of 51,114 terrorists and families consisting of 11,398 men, 15,381 women, 24,335 children had surrendered to the troops as of April 5.

    According to him, all the terrorists handed over have been documented, while the civilians arrested, rescued and the recovered items have been handed over to the appropriate authorities for further action.

    He said that in the past two weeks, troops have recovered a battle tank, five artillery guns, two GTSs and three AA guns.

    Others are: a mine resistance ambush protected (MRAP) vehicle, three armored trucks, a MOWAG armored personnel carrier and two RPG tubes.

    “Other items recovered include three RPG rockets, three RPG bombs, one NSVT pistol, two GPMGs, one light MG, one PKM, three GPMG belts and four PKT rounds belts.

    “Also recovered were 600 7.62mm NATO rounds, 16 AK 47 rifles, a dane pistol, 270 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, a Toyota Buffalo vehicle, a Golf sedan, four motorcycles, six chargers, two pairs of camouflage, two terrorist flags. , a trike and an active drone,” he said.

    Onyeuko said the troops also neutralized scores of terrorists, while 22 terrorist spies, 11 terrorists and three logistics providers were arrested and 30 civilians rescued during the period.

    He said that the air component carried out aerial interdictions that brought out a large number of ISWAP weapons in their depots between March 28 and 31 in Bukar Meiram and 2 km south of Kollaram.

    “The ground component with the support of the air component carried out offensive operations in different places in the theater, such as Ukuba/Camp Zairo, Sabil Huda, Ba Masaa, Wulgo, Marta, Fulatari village, Uraha crossing point, Mbalala, city of Gamboru, all in Borno.

    “In particular, among the exploits of our troops was the capture of the terrorists' stronghold by Ukba/Camp Zairo in the Sambisa forest, where some artillery guns, armored personnel carriers, trailers and a large stash of weapons and ammunition.

    "The troops also destroyed terrorist enclaves, captured some terrorists, destroyed the terrorists' improvised explosives factory," he added.

  •  Operation Hadin Kai troops OPHK eliminated 950 Boko Haram ISWAP terrorists in the northeast between May 20 2021 and January 6 2022 according to Defense Headquarters DHQ The acting director Defense Media Operations Major General Bernard Onyeuko made this known when reviewing the progress of operations on Thursday in Abuja Onyeuko said troops eliminated hellip
    950 terrorists killed, 24,059 surrendered in 7 months – DHQ
     Operation Hadin Kai troops OPHK eliminated 950 Boko Haram ISWAP terrorists in the northeast between May 20 2021 and January 6 2022 according to Defense Headquarters DHQ The acting director Defense Media Operations Major General Bernard Onyeuko made this known when reviewing the progress of operations on Thursday in Abuja Onyeuko said troops eliminated hellip
    950 terrorists killed, 24,059 surrendered in 7 months – DHQ
    Headlines6 months ago

    950 terrorists killed, 24,059 surrendered in 7 months – DHQ

    Operation Hadin Kai troops, OPHK, eliminated 950 Boko Haram / ISWAP terrorists in the northeast between May 20, 2021 and January 6, 2022, according to Defense Headquarters, DHQ.

    The acting director, Defense Media Operations, Major General. Bernard Onyeuko made this known when reviewing the progress of operations on Thursday in Abuja.

    Onyeuko said troops eliminated several high-profile commanders and amir (leaders) of the terror groups during the period.

    It said 24,059 terrorists and their families, comprising 5,326 adult men, 7,550 adult women and 11,183 children, had so far surrendered to troops in the region.

    The spokesperson said that all the items delivered had been duly profiled and handed over to the corresponding authorities for the necessary actions.

    Onyeuko further revealed that 79 terrorists were arrested while 113 abducted civilians were rescued by troops within the period.

    “Along the same lines, a total of 195 assorted weapons, including AK-47 rifles, GPMGs, PKT weapons and locally manufactured weapons, were recovered from the terrorists in the course of operations.

    “In addition, a total of 2,385 cartridges of different ammunition calibers and 253 cross cattle were recovered.

    "In addition, a total of 14 armed trucks of the terrorists were destroyed in the course of operations, while 16 armed trucks were captured by troops within the period," he said.

    YAYA

  •  Defense Headquarters says Operation Hadin Kai and Hadarin Daji troops have eliminated no fewer than 84 terrorists and bandits in the northeast and northwest in the past two weeks Acting Director of Defense Media Operations Bernard Onyeuko said this while providing an update on military operations across the country between December 9 and 23 on hellip
    Nigerian troops kill 84 terrorists in 2 weeks – DHQ
     Defense Headquarters says Operation Hadin Kai and Hadarin Daji troops have eliminated no fewer than 84 terrorists and bandits in the northeast and northwest in the past two weeks Acting Director of Defense Media Operations Bernard Onyeuko said this while providing an update on military operations across the country between December 9 and 23 on hellip
    Nigerian troops kill 84 terrorists in 2 weeks – DHQ
    Headlines6 months ago

    Nigerian troops kill 84 terrorists in 2 weeks – DHQ

    Defense Headquarters says Operation Hadin Kai and Hadarin Daji troops have eliminated no fewer than 84 terrorists and bandits in the northeast and northwest in the past two weeks.

    Acting Director of Defense Media Operations Bernard Onyeuko said this while providing an update on military operations across the country between December 9 and 23 on Thursday in Abuja.

    Under Operation Hadin Kai, Onyeuko said troops carried out various ground and air operations that recorded significant results at different locations in the theater during the period.

    He said the operational efforts resulted in the neutralization of 51 and the arrest of 19 terrorists, as well as the surrender of 1,081 terrorists and their families, comprising 187 adult men, 326 adult women and 568 children.

    According to him, a total of 122 assorted weapons and 1,499 cartridges of different calibers of ammunition were recovered, while a total of eight armed trucks belonging to the terrorists were destroyed.

    “Furthermore, the kinetic and non-kinetic operations of the troops have continued to drive the terrorists out of their camps to surrender.

    “Within this focus period, a total of 1,081 terrorists and their families, comprising 187 adult men, 326 adult women, and 568 children, surrendered to our troops at different locations in the theater.

    "The terrorists handed over were duly profiled and handed over to the corresponding authorities for the necessary actions," he said.

    Under Operation Hadarin Daji, Onyeuko said troops had carried out ground and air offensives against bandits and other criminal elements at different locations in the North West theater.

    He said the troops' operational efforts produced significant results in the village of Kaikazaka in Sokoto state, as well as in the town of Garbadu and the villages of Saturi, Katanga, Badarawa and Tunga Na Yarchiga in Zamfara.

    According to him, a total of 33 bandits were neutralized, while 19 of them and their collaborators, as well as the armed pastor, were detained and 28 kidnapped civilians were rescued during the operations.

    It indicated that 37 assorted weapons were recovered, including AK-47 rifles, PKT and GPMG machine guns, as well as 698 rounds of ammunition of different calibers, 22 motorcycles and 899 crossbreds, among other items and vehicles.

    He added that during the operations 59 additional chargers of assorted weapons and 21 motorcycles were recovered from the bandits.

    “We acknowledge and salute the remarkable efforts and sacrifices of our brave officers and men, as well as other security agencies that progressively conduct the various operations throughout the country.

    "Although some of our troops paid the ultimate prize in the course of operations, our tenacious troops consistently demonstrated bravery and endurance in various operations throughout the year," he said.

    YAYA

  •  Troops of Operation Fire Ball in the North East have neutralised 23 terrorists and captured one Improvised Explosive Device IED specialist in Ngamdu near Maiduguri Brig Gen Benard Onyeuko Acting Director Defense Media Operations who disclosed this on Tuesday said that some of the terrorists were decimated while trying to obtain ransom from relatives of their abducted victims According hellip
    Troops neutralise 23 terrorists, capture IED specialist
     Troops of Operation Fire Ball in the North East have neutralised 23 terrorists and captured one Improvised Explosive Device IED specialist in Ngamdu near Maiduguri Brig Gen Benard Onyeuko Acting Director Defense Media Operations who disclosed this on Tuesday said that some of the terrorists were decimated while trying to obtain ransom from relatives of their abducted victims According hellip
    Troops neutralise 23 terrorists, capture IED specialist
    Defence/Security2 years ago

    Troops neutralise 23 terrorists, capture IED specialist

    Troops of Operation Fire Ball in the North-East have neutralised 23 terrorists and captured one Improvised Explosive Device (IED) specialist in Ngamdu, near Maiduguri.

    Brig.-Gen. Benard Onyeuko, Acting Director, Defense Media Operations, who disclosed this on Tuesday said that some of the terrorists were decimated while trying to obtain ransom from relatives of their abducted victims.

    According to him, two women and three children are rescued unhurt from the Boko Haram/Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists.

    He said weapons recovered from the criminals include four gun trucks, one fabricated vehicle blinde legar, two anti aircraft guns, one general purpose machine gun, two PKT guns, eight Ak-47 rifles and two Ak-47 rifles magazines, one Ak 47 rifle cover and one dane gun.

    “The gallant troops of Operation Fire Ball in the various sectors of the Theatre, have continued to dominate the general areas of operation and carry out their tasks relentlessly and professionally.

    “The successes so far achieved were made possible with the commitment and gallantry exhibited by the well motivated troops within the period under review.

    “The troops have carried out aggressive clearance operations, ambushes, robust day and night patrols in order to finally decimate the remnants of the Boko Haram/ISWAP criminals.

    “The troops of Operation FIRE BALL under Operation LAFIYA DOLE are hereby commended for their resilience, doggedness and professionalism exhibited since the beginning of the operation. They are equally encouraged not to relent but build on the successes recorded so far,” Onyeuko said.

    He, however, said six soldiers wounded in the operation were responding to treatment at a military hospital.

    Onyeuko appealed to citizens to assist the troops with credible information about terrorists’ movements and hideouts as the troops were determined to rid the area of remnants of terrorists.


    Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/Ismail Abdulaziz
    (NAN)