British company to support Mozambique’s electricity grid

Power transmission tower13 June 2014, Maputo – London — The British company Clarke Energy has announced that it is to supply ten gas turbines for the Kuvaninga Energia project in the town of Chokwe, in the southern Mozambican province of Gaza.

The company Kuvaninga Energia will supply 40 megawatts of electricity to Mozambique’s public owned electricity company, EDM, for use in the grid in southern Mozambique.

The gas will come from the Temane field in Inhambane province, operated by the South African petro-chemical giant Sasol. The new power station forms part of the government’s strategy to use more of the Temane gas inside Mozambique. Currently the bulk of the gas is exported by pipeline to the Sasol chemical plants in South Africa.

According to Clarke’s managing director for South Africa, Paul de Mattos, “we at Clarke Energy are excited to be playing a key role in the development of this pioneering gas engine power plant. Backed up by our regional service team, this facility will provide stable supplies of power in southern Mozambique for many years to come”.

Clarke Energy also will provide preventive maintenance services to maintain the facility’s optimal availability.

The power station is expected to begin operation in 2016.

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