British company Ncondezi Energy has made its initial selection of companies to build a coal-fired power plant in Mozambique, the company said in a statement issued in London Thursday.
According to the statement, the shortlist has seven companies, one of which will be awarded the contract to build the first phase of the plant, which will have a production capacity of 300 megawatts of power.
The plant, the construction of which will be on a turn-key basis, will be fired by coal mined in the neighbouring Ncondezi mine, which will start operating ahead of the power plant in order to build up a stock of coal.
The Ncondezi integrated coal mine and thermal power plant project is located in Tete province and will be carried out in phases of 300 megawatts each up to a total of 1,800 megawatts. Commercial operation is expected to begin in the first half of 2018. (macauhub)