Mozambique is to have a 100 MW natural gas fired power station at the end of this year at Ressano Garcia, on the border with South Africa. wpid-The-loadshedding-exercise-is-projected-by-the-Power-Ministry-to-end-this-year-300x180.jpg
The plant will be constructed by Gigerwatt Mozambique, the power company established by the South African company Gigajoule International in partnership with Mozambican shareholders.
The first of 13 power generation sets have arrived at Gigawatt Park in Ressano Garcia, the Mozambican border town, on April 15.
Each generating set consists of a 20 cylinder natural gas fuelled Rolls Royce engine manufactured at the Bergen factory in Norway and an ABB generator.
Shipment of the 13 sets from Norway to Richards Bay in South Africa was completed in March and then they were transported by road to Mozambique.
Civil construction of the 200 million U.S. dollars project started in August 2014 with the foundations for the engines being completed in March 2015.
The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract is executed by a consortium including the South African company Gigajoule International as the main sub-contractor.
The construction of the power station is on schedule and within budget and it should be in full production before the end of 2015.
Johan de Vos, CEO of Gigajoule International, was quoted as saying that the power station is a great example of the huge potential of natural gas as feedstock for power generation in southern Africa.
“Natural gas has proven to be the least damaging to the environment of all fossil fuel based energy sources and it is by far more cost-effective and energy efficient than any of its counterparts, coal, oil and diesel,” said De Vos.
Large deserves of natural gas was discovered in the northern Mozambique. Gigawatt Mozambique will supply the power to the Mozambican Electricity Company (EDM) and natural gas will be delivered by Matola Gas Company.
Matola Gas Company is currently providing gas to more than 30 industries and 3 temporary gas fired power stations in the Portuguese speaking country. Enditem

Source: Xinhua


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