Signs of Return of TotalEnergies to Alfungi – Local Port Re-Opens

  • Mozambique has re-opened a key port servicing TotalEnergies multibillion-dollar gas project in Alfungi, Cabo Delgado.

Militants linked to the Islamic State group seized the port town of Mocimboa da Praia in the Cabo Delgado province two years ago, turning it into their de facto headquarters and cutting off all commercial activities. Mocimboa da Praia lies south of the Afungi peninsula — the nerve centre of a multibillion-dollar liquefied natural gas project dubbed Mozambique LNG operated by French energy giant TotalEnergies.

On Tuesday, a cargo ship belonging to Mozambique LNG arrived in Mocimboa da Praia, carrying fuel, cars, tractors and various equipment for companies operating in the gas hub of Palma around 80 kilometres (50 miles) to the north of the port.

The gas project was abandoned in March last year when TotalEnergies called force majeur as insurgents came close to attacking their construction compound at Alfungi. Read more 

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

Source: TVM

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