Sasol has started a US$200-million expansion programme to increase the capacity of its gas pipeline in Mozambique.
Sasol, which produces petroleum and chemical products at its various gas-to-liquids and coal-to-liquid operations stationed in various parts of the world, has over the years raised the capacity of its processing and delivery facilities at the Temane gas fields since production began in 2004.
Through its subsidiary Sasol New Energy, the group and Mozambique’s state power utility, Electricidade de Moçambique, are developing a US$246-million dollar gas-fired power plant that will generate 140MW.
Electricidade de Moçambique is earmarked to be the primary buyer of the power that will feed its national grid.
The expansion of its Mozambique pipeline is expected to raise its throughput from 17-Megajoules per annum to 188Mj/a, and is expected to be completed next year..