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Mozambique’s state-owned electricity company, EDM, will launch a public tender to select a contractor to build the electricity transmission line between Temane and Maputo, the press reported on Thursday.
The 563-kilometre line, starting from the Temane thermal power plant in Inhambane, in the south of the country, will include three substations in three provinces (Inhambane, Gaza and Maputo) and reach Maputo.
The project is expected to start next year and be ready by 2023.
The plant, capable of producing 400 megawatts of electricity, will support socio-economic development in Inhambane province and the entire southern region of the country.
The energy will be produced by natural gas exploited by South African company Sasol, in the underground deposits of Temane.
Thermoelectric power generation is “a reliable and low-cost supply solution for the country, contributing to economic development and industrialization through locally produced gas,” says the government.
The project is valued at more than $400 million (€361.5 million) and will be financed by the World Bank, Norway, the Islamic Development Bank, the African Development Bank, the Opec (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) Fund for International Development and the Development Bank of Southern Africa.
It is estimated that only 28% of people have access to the electricity grid in Mozambique, a country with around 28 million inhabitants.Source: Lusa
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