Denmark provides funding for electricity grid in Mozambique

11 August 2015

The proposed reinforcement and extension of the electricity transmission network in Mozambique in Inhambane Province will cost 115 million euros, said the provincial director of Mineral Resources and Energy, Dino Milice.

This project, which aims to improve the quality and availability of the power supply system, has funding from the Danish International Development Agency (Danida) and Nordea Bank AB as well as the central government of Mozambique.

The work includes extension of the Lindela/Maxixe substation, construction of a new 30 megavolt ampere, 110/33 kV substation in Massinga, construction of 110 kV line in Lindela/Massinga and construction of a new 33 kV line in the town of Massinga to provide an alternative power source and construction of a new 33 kV line in Maxixe/Homoíne to replace the existing one which is in a poor state of repair.

Construction of the Lindela/Massinga line, including the substations in those areas of Inhambane province, will cost 23 million euros, while the 33 Kv lines, including connection of 850 new customers in the town of Homoíne, will cost 1.6 million euros.

The implementation of the project, which runs until December 2017 and whose activities should also cover the provinces of Maputo and Gaza, is in the hands of Aarslett/Seth, the contractor that was awarded the international tender, and the work will be supervised by Norconsult/Vattenfall.

Cited by Mozambican newspaper Notícias, Dino Milice recently said that in Inhambane province the 33 kV line beginning in Massinga and runs to the new substation in the district headquarters had already been completed and that work was ongoing to build the Maxixe/Homoíne 33 kV line.

The provincial director of Mineral Resources and Energy said construction work on the new Massinga substation was well advance and that work to clear the route for the 110 kV line was also underway. (macauhub/MZ)