Mozambique hires consulting firm to study sale of natural gas

30 September 2014

The government of Mozambique has launched an international tender to hire a consulting firm to evaluate the potential sale of natural gas in the domestic and regional markets, according to an announcement from the Ministry of Mining Resources.

Placed in state newspaper Notícias, the announcement advises that those interested have until 8 October 2014 to submit their proposals.

The consultancy services include valuation of potential markets for natural gas in Mozambique and Southern Africa, economic analysis of the construction of a pipeline, applications for the extracted gas, socioeconomic impact and risk analysis.

The contractor will be paid through a grant of US$50 million that the World Bank granted Mozambique under the Technical Assistance Project for Gas and Mining.

Mozambique already exports natural gas to South Africa through a gas pipeline built and operated by a partnership between Mozambican state company Companhia Moçambicana do Gasoduto and South African group Sasol.

The transported gas is extracted in the Pande and Temane gas fields, in Inhambane province, to Secunda, South Africa, through an 865-kilometre pipeline. (macauhub/MZ)