Quality of electricity supplied to city of Beira, Mozambique, to improve

14 December 2010

Beira, Mozambique, 14 Dec – Mozambican electricity company Electricidade de Moçambique (EdM) is due to improve the quality of the electricity supplied to the city of Beira, said the director of the operational area for Sofala province, speaking to Mozambican newspaper Notícias r.

Neves Xavier thus answered complaints put forward by the managers of industries operating in the capital of Sofala, about the low quality of the electrical current, specifically from Cimentos de Moçambique, Cervejas de Moçambique, Companhia Industrial da Matola and a forestry operator.

An official from beer company Cervejas de Moçambique, for example, said that the equipment on the company’s production line needed 30 to 60 minutes to restart, and that there was an average of three to four power cuts per day.

TCT, a logging company, also made the same complaint, and the managing partner, Graeme White, said that the constant power cuts were creating problems for the company’s activities.

The director of power company, Neves Xavier, said that the power cuts were due to the obsolete state of the power transmission system from the Beira substation onwards.

He added that these cuts were likely to be overcome with the conclusion of the work underway at the biggest substation located in the Munhava neighbourhood. (macauhub)