Mozambique: Power transmission line between Tete and Niassa undergoes renewal

26 May 2008

Maputo, Mozambique, 26 May – Mozambican electricity company, EDM is moving ahead with renewal of a transmission line, of over 750 kilometres between Cahora Bassa (Tete province) and Lichinga (Niassa province), in order to ensure a quality power supply to residents of four Mozambican provinces.

According to newspaper Notícias, the renewal consists of replacing gloass insulators with rubber ones, as these are safer.

The work is being carried out by Mozambican company EnerÁfrica which recently renewed the transmission line between Infulene/Macia and Chicumbane, in Gaza province, over 200 kilometres in length.

The director for the power grid, at EDM, Adriano Jonas, said that insulators were being replaced on 270 pylons, representing an investment of 11 million meticais.

The transmission cable being renewed is a total of 1,000 kilometres long, although work is only taking place along the stretches with most problems over the last 25 years, when the line was built. (macauhub)