Mozambican government launches international tender for power network in Tete districts

1 February 2007

Maputo, Mozambique, 1 Feb – the Mozambican government plans to supply electricity to all the districts of Tete province by 2009 from the power produced by the Cahora Bassa Hydroelectric Dam, according to an international tender launched in January.

The government, through power company EDM, launched a tender for the design, manufacture and commissioning of a 10 MVA substation, 121 kilometers of 66kV powerline, 450 kilometers of 33kV distribution cable, around 25 kilometers of low voltage cable for linking up around 1,500 new consumers to the power grid.

The project aims to extend the Tete substation, building a substation in Manje and 121 kilometers of 66 kV cable.

Work on the project is expected to be concluded within two years.

The deadline for handing in proposals ends on February 8. (macauhub)