Gas-fired power plant planned for Temane in Mozambique

7 January 2019

The government of the Mozambican province of Inhambane and qualified strategic partners are planning to start construction of a gas-fired power station in Temane in the Inhassoro district this year, the AIM news agency reported.

The strategic partners were identified as Electricidade de Moçambique (EdM), Hidroeléctrica de Cahora Bassa (HCB), Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH) and the National Oil Institute as well as South African group Sasol, which operates natural gas deposits in Pande and Temane, in that province.

The natural gas-fired power station aims to improve the quality of electricity supplied to most districts in the province of Inhambane as well as that of Sofala.

This project, which includes a power plant with the capacity to produce 400 megawatts of electricity per year, includes the construction of a transmission line between Temane and Maputo, which will be the first stage for the implementation of the “backbone” project linking the south and the centre of the country.

The Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Letícia Klemens, is quoted as saying that projects of this type are an effective response to the need for diversification of sources of energy production and their location, with a view to sustainability and security of electricity supply. (macauhub)