May 2013: Construction completed on Used Oil Processing structure. Used oil processing equipment arrived from USA. Mark Cassano will install the equipment on 14 May 2013, and provide operational and safety training to staff. Used oil contracts completed with Total filling stations to obtain, process, and resell back usable fuel.
April 2013: Received letter through Senator John Cornyn (Texas) from Tom Hicks, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, indicating that the US military will evaluate this project for its ability to meet the critical energy requirements.
Progetti Plant (Italy) signed a Financial Committment agreement with TKE-DJPL that covers the requirements for the diesel generators and PV Solar.
Civil work construction began on the 52MW Hybrid Energy Micro-Grid Project site for the installation of 10MW of diesel generators.
Used Oil processing equipment being installed by US technician.
March 2013: Received letter from HQ AFRICOM Environmental/Energy indicating strong interest in the project as to its ability to support the US efforts as a alternative energy source.
Risk evaluation study and report "Fire Safety and Electro-Magnectic Interference" was completed by TKE-International, LLC and presented to the French military in response to their concerns about diesel fuel tanks and potential generator interference of their military radios. No potential issues in regards to both matters.
Feb 2013: TKE-Djibouti Power Light (TKE-DJPL) has signed an agreement with a power services company (Aggreko) to provide interim power facilities. This will be for a 5 MW and a 52 MW facility to be located next to Djibouti's International Airport. In addition a seperate 10 MW PV solar installation will also be built on site.
This project is part of the long term vision of President Ismail Omar Guelleh in ensuring Djibouti's energy supply. The conventional power production provides the electricity to fulfil the country's immediate needs, while the PV solar is a starting point for renewable energy production which is the key component in the president's energy independence plan.
The Minister of Economy, Finance, Industrialization Ilyas Dawaleh, Minister of Energy Dr. Fouad Ahmed, Directeur General Djama Guelleh, Maitre Mourad Farah, and Ibrahim S. Lootah have all played key roles in making this project possible.
Jan 2013: Construction completed on the used oil processing center. Equipment ordered with 14 Feb delivery date
TKE-DJPL receives the permits and authorization to transport, store, and process used oil within Djibouti; a seperate permit/authorization that specifies authorities to transport, store and process used oil from Camp Lemonier was also issued by the Republic of Djibouti.
National utility company for Djibouti (EDD) and TKE-DJPL have completed agreements that will allow TKE-DJPL to use the national transmission lines to distribute electricity at cost. TKE-DJPL received authorization to sell electricity to third parties within Djibouti. EDD has proposed to support TKE-DJPL efforts by offering to introduce hydro-generated electricity as part of TKE-DJPL's projects.
TKE-DJPL has identified a USA security firm to provide security upgrades to its critical equipment. Final talks are in progress on formation of a strategic alliance.
TKE-DJPL has identified a USA engineering firm to provide engineering and construction management sevices. Final talks are in progress on formation of a partnership.
Meeting held with French Military; High level of interest regarding used oil processing and electricity.
Dec 2012 : Begin discussions with diesel generator suppliers, operation and maintenance sub-contractors, and PV solar providers.
Nov 2012: Site Work begins which includes land clearing, and construction of used oil processing center.
Aug 2012: TKE-DJPL aquired land for Project 1. Additional land identified for Project 2, pending further discussions. Begin discussions with DP World (sea port) for TKE-DJPL to supply all electric requirements now and into the future. US Department of Defence begins formal discussions with TKE-DJPL.
July 2012 : TKE-DJPL informed Senator Rubio's office of TKE (a Florida based company) projects in the Republic of Djibouti.
June 2012: TKE-DJPL completed a planned portfolio of various energy projects to meet the needs of the Republic of Djibouti, and offered the US Military a option to utilize renewable energy to augment their on base energy requirments. Meeting held with US Ambassador Office.
May 2012 : TKE-International, LLC established a Private Public Partnership through the creation of DJibouti Power Light in the Republic of Djibouti forming TKE-DJPL.
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