The Sumitomo Corporation has joined another Japanese heavy industry company IHI to build a natural gas-fired power plant in Mozambique, reported Japanese newspaper Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Nikkei).
Construction of the thermal power plant, under a contract awarded by state-owned power company Electricidade de Moçambique (EdM), has an estimated cost of US$149 million and will be built in Maputo province in the south of Mozambique.
The plant, with a production capacity of 110 megawatts of electricity, or about one-fifth of the country’s consumption should start to be built soon and is expected to come into operation in the summer of 2018.
This project in Mozambique is the first in sub-Saharan Africa south by the IHI group, which under the contract will provide the electricity production equipment.
The Japanese group is also involved in building a similar plant on the outskirts of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, costing US$308 million and a 240 megawatt production capacity, which will be the largest in the country. (macauhub/MZ)