A new power plant has been commissioned in Mozambique by Aggreko and state power utility Electricidade de Moàƒ§ambique (EDM).
The diesel plant (pictuerd) in the port city of Nacala comprises 22 diesel generator sets and has a maximum output of 18 MW.
Power demands across Mozambique are rapidly increasing as the country’s annual GDP grows by more than 7% and its industrial sector rapidly expands.
However, electricity supplies in northern Mozambique have been strained due to recent seasonal flooding that has caused disruption to networks in several provinces.
EDM executive board member Carlos Yum said: ‘Nacala is experiencing rapidly growing commercial and industrial activity based around its role as a logistics hub of northern Mozambique. By adding additional generation capacity close to areas of high energy demand, EDM is addressing increased power requirements with fast-track power provision until longer-term sustainable solutions can be deployed.’
Aggreko has around 2 GW installed across 30 African countries. It already supplies on-site power to several remote mining operations as well as the 232 MW cross-border plant at Ressano Garcia.