Sweco provides consulting services to the Cahora Bassa hydroelectric plant in Mozambique

15 April 2019

Swedish company Sweco has signed a US$5.2 million contract related to the project to modernise the Cahora Bassa hydroelectric plant in Mozambique, according to a statement released on Friday by the consultancy.

Under the contract, Sweco will provide consulting services and monitor and verify the installation of new equipment in the dam, which is the largest in Mozambique and one of the largest in Africa.

The five turbines of the project require in-depth work, and Sweco has been contracted to evaluate the work required, draw up technical specifications for the necessary equipment and to provide technical support in the selection of contractors, along with monitoring and verification of the execution of the work.

This project for the modernisation of the hydroelectric facility is expected to be completed in 2025, with Brazilian company Intertechne Consultores partnering with Sweco for some parts of this project.

The Cahora Bassa Hydroelectric Power Plant (HCB) is located on the Zambezi River near the city of Tete. It was built in the 1970s and has an installed capacity of 2,075 megawatts and production of 18,000 gigawatts per year.

The chairman of HCB, Pedro Couto, said in September 2018 that a 10-year investment plan, in the amount of 500 million euros, called Capex Vital, was being implemented to recover and modernise the company’s power production system. (Macauhub)