Mozambique’s New 240km Transmission Line Near Completion

  • The 110 kV, 240km transmission line construction project from Casa Nova in the Chibabava district of Sofala, which includes three substations, is near full commisioning.

The project is divided into three concurrent phases, the first of which comprises the supply and installation of the 240 km 110 kV line from the Casa Nova substation in Chibabava, Sofala province, to the Temane substation in Inhassoro, Inhambane province.This line is supported by 672 pylons, currently at 95% installed. Construction of the connection towers one on the north and south banks of the Save River is entering it final phase.

Phase two comprises the construction of three substations, one a 110/33kV, 16 MVA substation in Casa Nova, the second a 110/33 kV, 40 MVA one in Temane, and the third, a 33/11kV, 2X10MVA plant in Vilankulo. These are currently at 92% complete.

Phase three comprises the construction of 174 km of 33kV network; the construction of 88 km of low voltage (0.4 kV) network; the installation of 76 33/0.4kV transformer stations; installation of 1,380 street lighting lamps and connection of 10,500 new consumers which is 30% complete, respectively. Three hundred and eighty-two medium voltage poles have already been installed – 19% of those programmed. Seven kilometres of medium voltage line has been launched, which is the equivalent to 4%, and 375 new consumers out of the 10,000 foreseen connected.

The inauguration of the line is expected to improve the quality of electricity supply for the population of Vilanculos, Inhassoro and Guvuro districts in Inhambane, and Machanga and Muxungue in Sofala.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

Source: AIM – Agencia Informacao Mocambique

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