Danish company to supply electric power to Mozambican capital

12 December 2013

The Danish company Per Aarsleff A/S has obtained a turnkey contract to build electric power transmission lines in Mozambique, the company announced in statement released on Wednesday in Copenhagen.

The company specifies in the statement that the contract involves building 140 km of 275 kV high tension lines and 100 km of another 110 kV line, as well as four transformer stations north and northeast of the capital Maputo.

The contract is worth 520 million Danish kroner (US$96 million) and is totally financed by Danida Business Finance, an entity pertaining to the Danish Foreign Ministry. The aim is to ensure a stable electric power supply to private and corporate customers in that region of Mozambique.

The project’s client is the state-held Electricidade de Moçambique. The work will be carried out in partnership with the Portuguese company Seth, with the high tension lines subcontracted to Eltel Networks TE AB and the transformer stations to ABB AB. (macauhub)