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Japan’s Mitsubishi Corporation will build a 110/33kV, 40MVA sub-station in Namialo, Nampula province, northern Mozambique, under a contract signed with state-owned electricity company EdM, the company said.
In a statement published in Maputo, EdM also said a contract had been signed in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, on the sidelines of the 6th International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI).
The contract signed with the Japanese group includes construction of a 110/33kV, 40MVA sub-station, three kilometres of 110kV power line and three 110kV towers to interconnect with the existing line and renewal of the remote control system at the 220/110kV and 110/33kV sub-stations in the city of Nampula.
The building project of the electricity transmission network in the Nacala Corridor is funded by the Japanese government in the form of a donation, under an agreement signed between the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the government of Mozambique with a budget of US$19.5 million, the statement said.
The tender to select the contractor was launched in April 2016 and ended in June 2016, with three Japanese companies submitting their technical and financial proposals for the contract.
The tender ended with the selection of the Mitsubishi Corporation of Japan to implement the project with a proposal of US$14.5 million, whose completion is scheduled for February 2018. (macauhub/MZ)