Gigawatt Moçambique inaugurates power plant at Ressano Garcia

22 February 2016

The company Gigawatt Mozambique Friday held the formal inauguration of the new natural gas-fired power station built in Ressano Garcia, on the border with South Africa, the Mozambican press reported.

The gas used in this project is provided by the Matola Gas Company (MGC) from a branch of the Pande gas pipeline to South Africa. The 100 megawatts of power produced will be supplied to public electricity company Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM), which will no longer buy it from South Africa’s Eskom.

The plant, which cost US$200 million, has an installed production capacity of 120 megawatts of power, which accounts for 24 percent of Mozambique’s power needs, excluding the Mozal aluminium production plant.

Gigawatt Mozambique’s shareholders are South African Gigajoule Power, with 42 percent, Eagle Holding, a Mozambican company registered in the Seychelles with 32 percent and Intelec, an energy company operating in Mozambique with 26 percent. (macauhub/MZ)