The Italian multinational Renco Group, licensee for the construction of the new port and industrial complex next to the Pemba Bay, under the FLNG project, is seeking contractors for the construction of the second phase of this infrastructure, which will support the activities on land (on shore), with the possible resumption of gas exploration in Area 4 of the Rovuma basin.
The construction of the port, in its first phase, was interrupted due to the intensification of terrorist attacks that devastated some areas of the province. However, motivated by the possibility of resuming activities in the high seas (off shore), the multinational is accelerating the project in order to meet the demand of the industrial needs of the on shore project.
According to the director of the Development Area for Renco Group Projects in Mozambique, Mário d’Antoni, cited by profile.mz, while activities are not reactivated at Total’s camp in Afungi, which is located in Palma district, alternative solutions are being prepared to meet the activities of the Coral Sul project that is established offshore.
“The off shore activities will need support for mechanical maintenance and other industrial and logistical needs. Therefore, we think that our port would be more valuable by offering other types of auxiliary services,” he said.
The industrial complex, which includes an area for technical services and industrial logistics such as warehouses, workshops and offices, is therefore being designed to support the Afungi camp, acting as a strategic logistics point for supplying goods and services across Pemba Bay.
So far, US$90 million has been invested in the projects for the port and industrial complex in Pemba, and work is due to be concluded in March of next year and operational from April. The port will have capacity to receive ships of up to 2,000 tons.