Sasol builds new gas pipeline between Mozambique and South Africa

13 August 2014

The first construction phase of the second pipeline to distribute natural gas from the Temane Processing Centre in Mozambique’s Inhambane province will be completed this month, said the director of Sasol Petroleum Temane Lda, Mateus Zimba.

The 127 km long pipeline will connect Temane to Zivine in the Funhalouro district, where a small junction with the first pipeline is being built. The earlier pipeline supplies natural gas to southern Mozambique and to Secunda in South Africa.

Construction of the new pipeline began in March 2013 and was awarded to a consortium comprising South Africa’s Group Five and Mozambique’s WK Construções. Plans call for the work to be completed this month.

Information disclosed by Zimba at the 12th ordinary session of the provincial government, recently held in Inhambane, indicates that about 50 km from Temane to Muabsa southwest of Vilanculos town are already finished.

The director of Sasol Petroleum Temane Lda said a landmine removal team from South Africa’s state-owned Mechem corporation was initially employed to remove explosive devices along the pipeline route. That work was completed in 2013.

The Sasol group exploits two natural gas deposits in Inhambane – Pande and Temane. (macauhub/MZ)