New gas-fired power plant planned for Mozambique

Jan 10, 2019
Posted by Patrick Haddad

The construction of a new gas-fired power plant in the province of Inhambane has been planned for this year.

The 400 MW plant will provide electricity to most districts in the province on Inhambane as well as that of Sofala. A transmission line between Temane and Maputo will also be included in the project, which will be the first stage for the implementation of the “backbone” project linking the south and the centre of the country.

The provincial government has partnered with Electricidade de Moçambique (EdM), Hidroeléctrica de Cahora Bassa (HCB), Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH) and the National Oil Institute as well as South African group Sasol, which operates natural gas deposits in Pande and Temane, in that province.

The Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Letícia Klemens, is quoted as saying that projects of this type are an effective response to the need for diversification of sources of energy production and their location, with a view to sustainability and security of electricity supply.


Source: Macau Hub

Photo (for illustrative purposes): Gas turbine power plant / Pro-Per Energy Services / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0


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