Andreas Simon

Load shedding in SA lowers Namibia’s supply

Load shedding in SA lowers Namibia’s supply

Staff Writer Electricity supply to Namibia is reduced by five percent in every subsequent stage, when load shedding occurs South Africa. Andreas Simon, senior public relations officer at the Ministry of Mines and Energy, stated that Namibia has two power import contracts with Eskom and that South Africa’s power challenges influence the amount of electricity it provides to its foreign clients. “We have a 100MW firm deal signed earlier this year. Under this contract if Eskom load sheds, then they curtail our supply according to the stage of load shedding in South Africa. When its stage 1 or 2 load…
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Oil and Gas Discovery by Shell in Namibia yet to be determined

Oil and Gas Discovery by Shell in Namibia yet to be determined

Martin Endjala It is reported that petroleum system presence was discovered offshore the coast in the orange basin of Namibia by Shell. Senior Public Relations Officer (PRO) in the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME), Andreas Simon, reiterates that the Ministry is aware what is circulating in the media about the commercial viability in one of Namibia’s offshore coast Graff-1. However, Simon emphasises the ministries stands, stating that, “operations on the Graff-1 are still on going and NAMCOR has the project objective of the government to safely execute the operations and collect quality data, to enable thorough assessments of the…
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