Power production capacity increases in Nacala, Mozambique

12 February 2015

Scottish company Aggreko has completed the installation of an power plant with 11 megawatts of capacity in the port city of Nacala, in Mozambique’s Nampula province, the company said in a statement.

In a document published on its website, Aggreko said total installed capacity in the city would be 18 megawatts, with the installation of another 7 megawatts in the coming weeks.

The execution of this contract signed with the Mozambican state power company EdM is a response, according to the Scottish company, to an industry in rapid expansion and exponential growth in demand for electricity across the country.

The company noted the pressure being placed on the electricity distribution systems in a number of provinces in Mozambique due to recent floods, so the production capacity installed by Aggreko comes at a critical time.

With a total installed capacity of 2 gigawatts in 30 African countries, Aggreko is the largest supplier of temporary energy solutions in Africa. (macauhub/MZ)