Siemens to modernise Mozambique power line

Siemens is modernising 15 power transformers at the Cahora Bassa Dam in Mozambique. The technology firm is undertaking the work for operator Hidroeléctrica de Cahora Bassa (HCB), which has tasked it to upgrade transmission links built in the 1970s to transmit electrical power from the hydropower plant over a distance of 1,450 kilometres. The deal […]

India and Mozambique sing MoU to boost renewables

India and Mozambique are to work together to boost renewables. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and the Mozambique’s Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy in New Delhi. Both countries will work together to promote investment in renewable projects. They will focus on the development of new […]

Mozambique solves its power problems – for now

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 […]

Mozambique backs $1bn coal plant

Mozambique has approved a new coal power station worth $1 billion (£600m). The nation’s Council of Ministers approved the 600MW project run by a group of companies including Electricidade de Mozambique (EDM), Saudi Arabian power developer Acwapower, Japan’s Mitsui and Brazilian mining firm Vale. The Government estimates building will last about three years. Mozambique has […]

Chinese and Portuguese firms to invest $2bn in African energy

China Three Gorges Corporation and Energias de Portugal (EDP) are to invest $2 billion (£1.24bn) in Africa by 2020. Speaking at the Africa Investment Summit in Hong Kong, Joao Marques da Cruz, Executive Director for EDP said: “Mozambique will be a very important place,” according to the South China Daily Post. The investment will be […]

Mozambique at heart of East African gas boom

Mozambique is at the heart of a rush for East African gas, according to analysts at the Economist Intelligence Unit. They believe firms are looking in new locations for gas because historically producing areas such as the Middle East are tricky to break into. Peter Kiernan, Energy Analyst claims the “biggest story” is offshore gas […]

Shell makes £1bn East Africa move

Shell Exploration and Production, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, has made an offer for Cove Energy, an oil and gas exploration company which operate in East Africa. The proposed offer for Cove is approximately £992.4 million. Shell says it sees East Africa as a major prospect in terms of the resources to be […]

Growth in store for Mozambique’s coal mining sector

Mozambique’s coal mining sector is set to grow its export side on a large scale, according to analysts. Mining research analyst Christy Tawii at consultancy Frost & Sullivan says that the country’s mining industry can expect radical change now that a spate of new coal projects, collectively worth roughly $6.65 billion, are being developed. Speaking […]