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The first phase of construction of the Logistics Base of the Port of Pemba, in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province, is due to begin Wednesday today with a ceremony to lay the first stone, state oil and gas company ENH said in a statement cited by Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias.
The work, which will be carried out by “ENH Integrated Logistics Services” (ENHILS), subcontracted by the Portos de Cape Delgado (PCD), is due to be completed by the second half of 2016.
Cost of the work in this phase is estimated at $150 million and includes construction of the logistics base and facilities for the production and installation of undersea equipment used by the oil and gas industry.
ENHILS, which will build, operate and manage the Logistics Base of the Port of Pemba, is owned by ENL Logistics (ENHL), with 51 percent, Orlean Invest, Nigeria, with 49 percent, in partnership with Sonangol Integrated Logistic Services (Sonils).
Portos de Cabo Delgado (PCD), made up of state companies ENH and Portos e Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique (CFM) holds the rights to manage the port, its logistics terminal and the Palma and Pemba sea-front. (mchb/MZ)