Gas distribution network expands in southern Mozambique

30 December 2014

The second phase of the Maputo and Marracuene Gas Distribution Network Project has started with the installation of a pipeline along National Road 1, daily newspaper Notícias reported.

This phase of the project was officially launched last September, the day after the inauguration of the first phase, with the signing of a contract between state oil and gas company ENH and Kogas Mozambique, a subsidiary of South Korea’s Kogas.

“Signing the contract was followed by the completion of detailed engineering studies in Zimpeto/Marracuene section and the purchase of construction materials and equipment to be used in the section in question,” said the manager of Engineering and Project Development of ENH, Nilza Issufo.

The work to be carried out at this stage includes construction of an extension of the Zimpeto branch to the village of Marracuene, a distance of 14.5 kilometres, at an estimated cost of US$4 million.

The work will take six months and should be completed by the end of June 2015. (macauhub/MZ)