Somagec Mozambique, a subsidiary of the China Energy Engineering Corporation group, will build a coal-fired power station in Nacala-a-Velha district, Nampula province, Mozambican newspaper O País reported.
The schedule of this project, seen by the newspaper, states that the construction works should be completed by 2022, with an estimated cost of 21.7 billion meticais (US$355 million).
The plant, which will have the capacity to produce 200 megawatts of electricity, will be supplied with coal extracted by Vale Moçambique, a subsidiary of Brazilian group Vale, in Moatize, Tete province.
The Environmental Pre-Feasibility and Scoping Study, conducted by Impacto, the consultant hired to survey the project’s possible impacts on the Nacala-a-Velha district, states that it is feasible.
The newspaper also reported that this venture will supply the energy deficit in that area of the country, as the city of Nampula only has access to 42 megawatts, far short of its needs, which in 2023 will be 115 megawatts, according to estimates set out in the Master Plan of state power company EDM.