Mozambique: Total Shuts Operations at Alfungi Site and Evacuates Completely

Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr +
  • French energy giant Total has shut its operations and withdrawn all staff from Alfungi construction site following intelligence surveillance confirming that insurgents were close to their compound. 
  • This follows last week’s deadly jihadist attack in Palma which lies around 10km from Total’s Alfungi site.

A local military source confirmed, “all the facilities are abandoned.Total made a decision to evacuate all of its staff this past Friday, after drone surveillance showed insurgents were in areas very close to the gas plant in Afungi.”

The most recent brazen assault on March 24 was the latest in a string of more than 830 organised raids by the Islamist militants over the past three years during which more than 2,600 people have died. Read more

Total had already evacuated some staff and suspended construction work in late December following a series of violent attacks near its compound. Read more

Funders of the project include the USA, UK, Thailand, the Netherlands, Italy, South Korea and South Africa. Read more 

Related news: Cabo Delgado has been an important part of a drug trafficking route on the east coast of Africa. Read more. 

Author: Bryan Groenendaal


Leave A Reply

About Author

Green Building Africa promotes the need for net carbon zero buildings and cities in Africa. We are fiercely independent and encourage outlying thinkers to contribute to the #netcarbonzero movement. Climate change is upon us and now is the time to react in a more diverse and broader approach to sustainability in the built environment. We challenge architects, property developers, urban planners, renewable energy professionals and green building specialists. We also challenge the funding houses and regulators and the role they play in facilitating investment into green projects. Lastly, we explore and investigate new technology and real-time data to speed up the journey in realising a net carbon zero environment for our children.

Copyright Green Building Africa 2024.