Construction Begins on 450MW Temane Gas Power Project in Mozambique

  • Mozambique President, Mr Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, this morning layed the foundation stone of the Temane gas and power projects in Inhassoro, Inhambane province.
  • The project developers, Globeleq and its  Electricidade de Moçambique, E.P. (EDM) and Sasol, announced financial close of the 450mw Central Termica de Temane gas power project (CTT) back in December 2021. Read more

The act symbolises the start of construction of the Temane Thermal Power Plant (CTT), the Temane-Maputo Electric Power Line (TTP) and a cooking gas factory, projects undertaken by the Government of Mozambique and partners.

Located at Temane in Inhambane Province, CTT consists of a 450 MW gas-fired power plant which will supply power to EDM under a 25-year tolling agreement. CTT is expected to provide electricity to meet the demand of 1.5 million households and will contribute about 14% of the electricity supply capacity available to meet demand in Mozambique.

Related news: Mozambique announces first LPG cooking gas factory

CTT’s flexible technical and commercial configuration allows for a variable supply of baseload and dispatchable power and will deliver complementary power so that Mozambique can maximise renewable energy generation projects on its grid and pursue lower carbon energy development.  In addition, the Siemens SGT-800 turbines chosen for the plant can be upgraded to handle high hydrogen content, further reducing the plant’s carbon impact.

CTT also anchors a new 563 km high-voltage transmission line (the Temane Transmission Project (TTP)) and secures the first phase of the interconnection of the southern grid to the central and northern grids of Mozambique.  This will establish a corridor of electrification and ensure a more stable and secure grid and enable the connection of future renewable generation projects. The TTP is owned by EDM and will be funded using grant and concessional finance provided by the World Bank, Africa Development Bank, Islamic Development Bank, OPEC Fund and the Norwegian Government.  Together, the entire value chain (gas development, gas fired power plant and transmission infrastructure) will see an investment of more than US$2 billion.

It is estimated that the project will support the creation of 14,000 indirect jobs and livelihoods when it becomes operational in 2024.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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