Mozambican company installs first virtual gas pipeline system in Africa

5 February 2007

Maputo, Mozambique, 5 Feb – Mozambican gas company, Matola Gas is to install Africa’s first Virtual Gas Pipeline System in order to supply natural gas to its customers ion the industrial area of Maputo and Matola, the company has said.

The equipment that will be installed in Mozambique is supplied by Argentinean group Galileo.

The technical director of Gigajoule, the South African company that operates and is a shareholder of the Matola Gas Company, said that the company had reached an agreement with Galileo in order to expand the Virtual Gas Pipeline system in the region.

At the compression station, the natural gas is piped to the existing pipeline, compressed to 250 bars and sent to containers made up of a set of interlinked gas cylinders.

These modules are transported to the consumer where the pressure of the gas is reduced to 1 bar and can then be used.

The Matola Gas Company is a consortium made up of two Mozambican shareholders and Gigajoule. (macauhub)