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Lining Up Corporates to Power Africa

Nina Howell and Oliver Irwin discussed with Energy Voice reporter Ed Reed the viability of power plans in Africa during a “virtual” media roundtable hosted by Bracewell’s London partners.

“African states are not able to provide those nice government guarantees for power plans,” said Irwin, speaking during the webinar. The limited capacity of the African states stands in broad contrast to the Middle East, where such guarantees remain a possibility.

“In Africa it is harder to get projects off the ground, but it is worth recalling that the fastest ever import project was in Egypt, which used an existing FSRU,” said Howell.

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