Hydro-geological studies concluded for northern plant of Cahora Bassa Hydroelectric facility, in Mozambique

31 January 2012

Maputo, Mozambique, 31 Jan –The hydro-geological studies for construction of the Northern Plant of the Cahora Bassa Hydroelectric Facility (HCB) have been concluded, Mozambican TV channel Televisão de Moçambique (TVM) reported Monday citing a source from HCB.

The cost of building the Northern Plant, which is due to start operating within five years and have an installed capacity of 1,245 megawatts, were not disclosed.

Alongside construction of the Northern Plant other construction work is due to be carried out at Cahora Bassa, including repairing the dam’s weirs.

HCB expects to increase production and sell electricity both for domestic consumption and to some countries in the region, notably South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana. (macauhub)