Indian group hires consultant for thermal power plant in Mozambique

15 March 2016

Indian group Jindal Steel and Power plans to hire a consultant to manage the project to build a 140-megawatt thermal power plant next to its coal mine in Chirodzi, Tete Province in Mozambique, reported the international press.

According to the announcement published last Friday, the planned power plant is half the size of the one initially projected about a year ago, when the director of operation in Mozambique said the project included two 150-megawatt power plants.

The project of this single plant will be owned by Jindal Investimentos, a subsidiary controlled 100 percent by the group subsidiary incorporated in Mauritius. JSPL Mozambique Minerais Limiada, which operates the coal mine, is 97.5 percent owne by the Mauritius subsidiary, in turn 100 percent controlled by the Indian group.

The energy produced by the plant will be sold to state-owned Electricidade de Mocambique (EdM) under 25-year contract, said the announcement from the Indian group published in Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias.

The announcement said that after selecting the consultant Jindal Investimentos will launch tenders for the construction of the power plant on turnkey basis as well as signing a contract for operation.

This power station will require construction of a 220kV power transmission line between Songo and Matambo. (macauhub/MZ)

MACAUHUB FRENCH