Mozambique plans to build a pipeline from the north to the south of the country

9 December 2015

The government of Mozambique plans to build two new pipelines, one of which linking Palma, in the province of Cabo Delgado, to Maputo, the country’s capital, said in Pemba Natalia Camba, of the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy.

Construction of the two pipelines is part of the Master Plan for Natural Gas presented by the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy at the International Conference on Value Chains of the Gas, Graphite and Agrarian Industries taking place since Monday in Pemba.

One of the pipelines, about 300 kilometres long, would connect the cities of Pemba and Palma, both in the province of Cabo Delgado, while the second, linking Palma to the country’s capital, will be 2,600 kilometres long.

Camba said the development of natural gas projects in the country could be a catalyst for the maritime industry, given that the projects will be built along the coast of Cabo Delgado province.

The province of Cabo Delgado has natural gas deposits on a global scale, which will be explored by US group Anadarko Petroleum and Italy’s ENI for the production of liquefied natural gas. (macauhub/MZ)