Mozambique’s power supply will be getting a boost of 18MW of electricity to support its strained power supply.
The first 11MW has been successfully commissioned in the port of Nacal, Northern Mozambique, with a further 7MW on its way in the coming weeks.
Aggreko, who provide temporary power supply solutions to customers who either need them very quickly or for a short or indeterminate length of time said the support comes at a critical period.
The strain on power supplies in the northern provinces due to flooding has caused disruption to power networks in a number of areas.
The additional power will help to ensure essential services in Nampula province will be maintained, said Aggreko who are working with the country’s state run utility company – Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM) to supply the extra power.
Carlos Yum, Board Member of EDM 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.”