Construction on 100 MW power station reaching completion

24 April 2015

Construction of a 100 MW natural gas-fired power station at Ressano Garcia is progressing well, with the first of 13 power generation sets having arrived at the Gigawatt Park site on April 15.

South African investment group and majority shareholder in the project Gigajoule International on Thursday said shipment of the 20-cylinder natural-gas-fuelled Rolls Royce engine sets, manufactured in Bergen, Norway, had been completed in March.

The construction of the power station was on schedule and within budget and it was expected to be fully operational before the end of the year.

The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract was executed by a consortium comprising WBHO and PB Power, while TSK was the main subcontractor.

Gigajoule International CEO Johan de Vos said the power station was a “great example of the huge potential” of natural gas as feedstock for power generation in Southern Africa.

Gigawatt Mozambique would supply the power to Electricidade de Moçambique, the country’s power utility, under a long-term power purchase agreement.

Natural gas would be delivered by Matola Gas Company, which currently provided gas to more than 30 industries and three temporary gas-fired power stations in Mozambique. The plant could supply electricity to the equivalent of 250,000 households and would make a substantial contribution to Mozambique’s power supply capacity.


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