Fuel terminal at Matola port, Mozambique, to be extended

8 June 2007

Maputo, Mozambique, 8 June – Mozambican port and railroad company Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique (CFM) has launched a pre-qualification tender to select the developer that can carry out the work to repair and extend the facilities of the Fuel Terminal at Matola port, Notícias newspaper reported.

The paper added that the work to be carried out was aimed at equipping the terminal to respond to the demands of the project to supply oil products to South Africa and other countries in southern Africa.

The project for channelling fuel to countries in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) through that terminal is expected to be launched in 2009, and it is necessary for all work to repair and extend the port will be finished before then.

Using the terminal to supply oil products to South Africa and other SADC member-states is part of the Petroline project, which also involves Mozambican state company Petromoc and several other partners.

CFM said that the tender would be carried out according to procedures set out in the new regulation for contracting public works developers, supplying goods and providing services to the State, with proposals from candidates to be handed in by June 29.

The Matola Fuel Terminal has the capacity to deal with a million tons of fuel per year, and it is hoped that after the extension the facility will be able to deal with 5 million tons. (macauhub)