The refurbishment of the Chicamba and Mavuzi power plants will be completed by the end of the year, ensuring the growth and stability of the power supplied to the provinces of Manica and Sofala in Mozambique, said the Deputy Director of Electrification and Projects at Mozambican state power company EDM.
Abraão Rafael, who is also the project’s coordinator, told Mozambican daily newspaper Noticias that of the power stations’ seven generator groups, five have been recovered, and of these three are already operating fully, and the work is expected to be finished in December.
The works for the rehabilitation of the two plants, valued at approximately US$120 million, began in 2013 and advised by French-Norwegian consortium Cedelec and Hidrokarst Rain Power.
With the completion of the work the two plants will allow an increase of approximately 20 Megawatts (MW) of energy at the Chicamba dam in Manica, and the Mavuzi dam in Sussendenga, Sofala province.
The Mavuzi dam was built in the 1950s and a decade later the Chicamba was built land the installed generators are completely outdated because of their age.(macauhub)