Mozambican port company Portos de Cabo Delgado (PCD) has received an environmental license for its oil and gas logistics base in Pemba, Cabo Delgado province, state oil and gas company ENH, which owns PCD in partnership with port and railway company CFM, said in a statement.
“The environmental license is the first fundamental document needed to receive all further authorisations, including for construction and drilling boreholes and that’s what we will do in January and February,” said he chief executive of PCD, André da Silva, in the statement.
PCD was granted a concession in 2014 on an area of 8,000 hectares by the Mozambican government to build port terminals for oil and gas exports and imports of items needed for the development of the energy sector in the region.
The project includes construction of a pier about 300 metres, facilities for production and assembly of submarine equipment, access roads, as well as equipment storage areas and machine shops, to support the oil and gas industry in the region.
The first phase of construction of the Pemba Logistics Base is scheduled to end in 2016, two years before the date that the Mozambican government estimates for the start of gas production in the Rovuma basin in northern Mozambique.
PCD has sub-contracted construction of the project to ENHILS SA, made up of ENH, with 51 percent, and Nigeria’s Orlean Invest, with 49 percent.
As well as the Pemba Logistics Base, ENHILS SA will be responsible for construction of the port and logistics terminal in Palma, also in Cabo Delgado province, which will create the support facilities for the oil and gas industry in the region. (macauhub/MZ)