Gas distribution network in Maputo, Mozambique, almost complete

11 March 2015

The construction of a gas distribution network in Maputo and Marracuene, southern Mozambique, is almost finished, the consortium of national oil company ENH and Kogas said Tuesday in Maputo.

“Thirteen kilometres of the gas pipeline have already been built, corresponding to a degree of implementation of 89 percent and the remaining work will be completed this month, if no unforeseen technical or weather situations occur,” the consortium said in a statement.

The work, which began in December 2014, is included in the second phase of the Maputo and Marracuene gas distribution project and is intended to install a 14.6 km pipeline from Zimpeto, outside the Mozambican capital, to the village of Marracuene.

In the first phase, the consortium, owned by Mozambican company ENH and South Korea’s Kogas, built a 62-kilometre network, a project estimated to cost more than 35 million euros, which is already in operation.

In 2009, the Mozambican government awarded a concession to ENH to sell and distribute gas in the city of Maputo and district of Marracuene and the Mozambican state invited the Kogas to form the consortium responsible for the project, which was eventually funded by South Korea. (macauhub/MZ)