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A floating power plant currently being installed in the port of Nacala in northern Mozambique will start supplying power to three provinces in March, EDM (Mozambique Electricity Company) announced on Monday.
Noticias reports Mateus Mangala, chairman of EDM, as saying during a visit to the project that the floating facility, the first of its kind in Africa, will be able to generate 115 megawatts.
The power plant, whose installation began in December last year, is expected to generate revenues of US$24 million, and will supply Nampula, Cabo Delgado and Niassa provinces in the north of the country, as well as exporting electricity to Zambia, Mangala said.
The venture is a partnership between Mozambique and Zambia and its entry into service will help mitigate energy shortages in the three Mozambican provinces.
Also as part of its efforts to address the energy deficit in northern Mozambique, EDM expects to open a sub-station in Nampula’s Meconta district to supply the Nacala district and Pemba, the capital of Cabo Delgado.
Despite having substantial energy potential from natural resources such as coal, gas and rivers, Mozambique faces an energy shortfall as a result of the large investments needed by energy infrastructure projects.Source: Lusa
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