Monthly Archives: February 2019

En Éthiopie, Kerui Petroleum remporte un contrat pour la fourniture d’appareils de forage géothermiques, ainsi que les commandes de services associés

BEIJING, 28 février 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Le 23 février, Kerui Petroleum et une société d’exploration géothermique est-africaine ont signé avec succès un contrat d’exploration géothermique avec l’énergie électrique éthiopienne. La valeur du contrat dépasse les 80 millions USD. Il s’agit du premier et du plus grand projet d’exploration d’énergie géothermique en Éthiopie. Une fois achevé, le projet fournira de l’électricité aux particuliers et aux industries dans les villes et villages d’Éthiopie.

Le projet comprend deux ensembles d’appareils de forage géothermique 50DB et des services de forage tout au long de l’année. La sélection des fournisseurs pour ce projet est également extrêmement exigeante, en tant que soutien important de la stratégie éthiopienne d’exploration géothermique. Dans cette concurrence acharnée, Kerui Petroleum s’est démarqué et a gagné la reconnaissance de ses clients en s’appuyant sur ses partenariats stratégiques conjoints, sur les avantages des solutions uniques intégrées en matière d’équipement, de service pétrolier et d’ingénierie, ainsi que sur ses solutions techniques éprouvées et sa riche expérience en matière de projets.

L’Éthiopie dispose d’une énergie géothermique abondante et le gouvernement éthiopien attache une grande importance au développement du secteur de l’énergie, en particulier de l’énergie renouvelable, parmi lesquelles l’énergie éolienne et l’énergie géothermique feront l’objet d’une grande attention.

L’Éthiopie est un pays majeur pour l’initiative de la Nouvelle route de la soie et Kerui Petroleum développe le marché depuis de nombreuses années. Le secteur d’activité continue de s’étendre, de la fourniture de pièces détachées à des services intégrés tels que les services complets d’équipement, les services techniques, la maintenance et l’exploitation, qui fournissent une base solide pour l’acquisition du projet.

« L’acquisition du projet a favorisé l’influence de la marque Kerui Petroleum en Afrique », a déclaré Ding Tuanwei, directeur du projet. « La prochaine priorité sera d’achever l’exécution du projet et de saisir l’occasion d’accélérer la localisation de Kerui Petroleum, de continuer à se développer sur le marché éthiopien et l’ensemble du marché africain, de promouvoir le bénéfice mutuel et la coopération gagnant-gagnant avec les partenaires et clients stratégiques, et de continuer à contribuer au développement du pétrole et du gaz au niveau de l’initiative Nouvelle route de la soie. »

Kerui Petroleum Won a Contract to Supply Geothermal Drilling Rigs and Related Service Orders in Ethiopia

BEIJING, Feb. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — On February 23rd, Kerui Petroleum, along with a geothermal exploration company in East Africa, successfully signed a geothermal exploration contract with the Ethiopia electric power. The contract value is more than USD 80 million. The project is Ethiopia’s first geothermal energy exploration project and the largest one in the geothermal energy field. After completion, the project will provide living and industrial electricity for cities and towns in Ethiopia.

The project includes 2 sets of 50DB geothermal drilling rigs and the whole year of geothermal drilling services. As important support of Ethiopia’s national geothermal exploration strategy, the selection of suppliers for this project is also extremely demanding. Kerui Petroleum stood out in the fierce competition and gained recognition from customers relying on its joint strategic partners, the advantages of one-stop integrated solutions in equipment, oil service and engineering, as well as its mature technical solutions and rich project experiences.

Ethiopia has abundant geothermal energy, and the Ethiopian government attaches great importance to the development of the energy industry, especially the renewable energy industry, among which wind energy and geothermal energy will be focused on.

Ethiopia is an important country of the Belt and Road Initiative and Kerui Petroleum has developed the market for many years. The business area continues to expand, from spare parts supply to integrated services like complete equipment services, technical services, maintenance as well as operation. These provide a solid foundation for the acquisition of the project.

“The acquisition of the project has enhanced the influence of the Kerui petroleum brand in the African region,” Ding Tuanwei, the project leader, said. “The next priority is to complete project delivery and take the project as an opportunity to accelerate the localization of Kerui petroleum, develop deeper the Ethiopian and the entire African market, promote mutual benefit and win-win cooperation with strategic partners and customers, and continue to contribute to the development of oil & gas energy in the Belt and Road Initiative”.


Parliament, The Portfolio Committee on Communications has shortlisted 24 candidates who will be interviewed to fill eight vacancies that exist in the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Board.

They are Mr Gift Buthelezi, Adv Motshedi Benjamin Lekalakala, Mr Nkosana Mbokana, Mr Methews Mofokeng, Ms Mamodupi Mohlala-Molaudzi, Ms Bernedette Muthien, Ms Jasmina Patel, Adv Nakedi Ribane, Dr Marcia Scikwa, Mr Siphile Buthelezi, Prof Sathasivan Cooper, Mr David Maimela, Mr Mpiyakhe Mkholo, Adv Lufuno Novondwe, Ms Mary Papaya, Chief Luvhuwani Matsila, Mr Sembie Danana, Mr Itani Tseisi, Mr Rowan Nicholls, Mr Mfanozelwe Shozi, Ms Nokuzola Ehrens, Ms Mmabatho Ramagoshi, Mr Wiliam Malema Ramoshaba, and Ms Lulama Mokhobo.

Their abridged CVs will be published on Parliament’s website tomorrow (1 March 2019) for public comments. The committee will conduct interviews next week from 5 – 7 March 2019.

Source: Parliament

Cabinet approves the National Action Plan to Combat Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance (NAP)

The National Action Plan to Combat Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance (NAP) is an important tool to prevent and combat racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic and other discriminatory conduct and forms of prejudice that we have been experiencing in our country recently. The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development therefore welcomes the approval of the NAP by Cabinet yesterday.

The development of the NAP was necessitated by the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action (DDPA) which was adopted following the 3rd World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance (WCAR) hosted by South Africa in Durban, in 2001. The DDPA urges States to establish and implement national policies and action plans to combat racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, including their gender-based manifestations.

Cabinet’s approval of the NAP followed a rigorous process which was overseen by a Steering Committee comprising various stakeholders including government departments, Chapter 9 institutions, broader civil society organisations and other relevant role-players. Inputs from the public were important in shaping the NAP, as a draft of the NAP was published for public comment during December 2015 with the public consultations phase launched in 2016. Further engagements and feedback sessions were conducted during 2018.

The approved NAP, which will subsequently be deposited at the United Nations and will also be revised every five years, includes a targeted set of actions, interventions, measures and timeframes, with a proposed governance structure for the implementation of the NAP, as well as clear monitoring and evaluation arrangements and a reporting framework.

It sets out, in clear and practical ways, what government, civil society, the media, academia, business, labour and sporting and religious bodies have to do to combat and prevent discrimination and prejudice.

The NAP will be available online, on the DoJCD website, within the next week. The Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, John Jeffery, who guided the Steering Committee, has highlighted that all sectors of society should take ownership of the plan:

The NAP does not belong to government only – it is a national undertaking and thus belongs to the country. It reaffirms the importance of a socially cohesive nation in addressing racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.

South Africa has been a guiding light in the world in conquering racism. The NAP is the blue print for building on what we have achieved thus far. The NAP is the ideal opportunity for our country and its peoples to renew our commitment to the fight against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and all other forms of prejudice and intolerance he said.

Source: Department of Justice and Constitutional Development