Moz to build 3 new gas-fired power stations

2012-07-25 17:15
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Maputo - Mozambique plans to build three new gas-fired power stations to generate 400 megawatts of power by 2014, said the Noticias newspaper on Wednesday.

Two plants are planned for Ressano Garcia, near the South African border, and the third in the southern town of Chokwe. Natural gas from Mozambique's onshore reserves will power the plants, the paper said.

Some of the power will be injected into Mozambique Electricity's (EDM) national network but some will be exported to neighbouring countries experiencing shortages, in particular Malawi.

Tenders are expected to open later this year.

The announcement follows the opening last week of a $2.9m gas-fired plant in Ressano Garcia, built by the British firm Agrekko. That station generates 107 megawatts of power, mainly for sale to South Africa.

Mozambique is poised to become a major energy player with huge offshore gas finds over the last year. The country is also in a $2.5bn project to build two transmission lines between the centre and the south of the country, where most people live without electricity.

But the project is mainly designed to meet the needs of new coal mines in the centre of the country.

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