A 100 MW gas-engine power plant has entered operation in Mozambique.
The new plant is close to the border between Mozambique and South Africa just outside the town of Ressano Garcia and is powered by 13 Rolls-Royce engines.
The 20-cylinder gas-based engines have the capacity to generate a total of 120 MW and were supplied by Rolls-Royce Power Systems subsidiary Bergen Engines.
Rolls-Royce said that the project is the biggest medium-speed power plant powered by its engines.
The plant is owned and operated by the independent power producer Gigawatt Mozambique and it will supply electricity to the national grid through a power purchase agreement with state-owned utility Electricidade de Mozambique (EDM).
Matthias Vogel, vice-president of power generation at Rolls-Royce Power Systems, said: “Our medium-speed combustion engines enable efficient use of natural gas to develop power supply. For countries like Mozambique, this technology solution is an important element in building up national electrification.”