Maputo — The British company Aggreko has signed an agreement with the Mozambican electricity company EDM and the Namibian utility NamPower to provide 122 megawatts of electricity from newly installed capacity to be built at Ressano Garcia on the Mozambican border with South Africa.
EDM will receive 32 megawatts whilst NamPower will receive 90 megawatts.
The agreement builds upon the 110 megawatts power station opened by Aggreko at Ressano Garcia in July last year, using natural gas from the Pande and Temane fields in Inhambane province. Under the first agreement Aggreko provides 15 megawatts to EDM with the remaining power being sent to Eskom in South Africa.
The additional 122 megawatts of power is scheduled to be available in the second quarter of 2013, using gas supplied by the Matola Gas Company.
The power will be transmitted more than 1,500 kilometres to Namibia over the networks of EDM and Eskom.
According to Aggreko’s Chief Executive, Rupert Soames, “this new project will make Ressano Garcia the world’s largest cross-border interim power plant, with over 232 MW of gas-fuelled power generation”.
He added “the fact that three national utilities are collaborating to support each other’s energy requirements is testament to the benefit of working together for the common good”.