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Monday, 25 March 2013

Aggreko to supply Namibia with gas-fired electricity from Mozambique

Glasgow-based Aggreko has embarked on a US 200-million dollar project to supply gas-fired electricity in Mozambique to Namibia, which is experiencing a shortfall of about 80 megawatts (MW).

The company is to set up an interim plant that will produce 122 megawatts (MW), of which 90 MW is to be sold to Namibia via the region’s grid. The remainder of the power will be sold to Mozambique. Namibia is experiencing a shortfall of about 80 MW.

The contract is for two years, and the plant taps into Sasol’s gas pipeline at a facility near the Komatipoort border post.

Aggreko and South African joint venture partner Shanduka are already supplying 110 MW of power to EDM and South African utility ESKOM from the power plant at Ressano Garcia, which was built last year and started production in July.