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Construction of Temane Thermal Power Plant Continues Despite Cyclone Impact

Construction of Temane Thermal Power Plant Continues Despite Cyclone Impact

Construction of the Temane Thermal Power Plant (CTT), located in Inhambane province, Mozambique, is making significant progress, despite the recurring climatic challenges faced in the region. With an installed capacity of 450 Megawatts, the plant is a crucial milestone for the country’s energy infrastructure. Recently, the region was hit by Cyclone Freddy and Tropical Depression Filipo, which flooded the construction site, as reported by the Mozambican Information Agency (AIM).

Samir Salé, Director of Development and Business at Globeleq, the lead investor in the project, in an interview with AIM, assured that despite the climatic setbacks, work has been progressing at a fast pace to mitigate the delays. ‘The current level of execution is 75 per cent, and we are focused on completing the mechanical and electrical assembly of the gas turbines and the steam turbine,’ he explained.

The project, budgeted at 650 million dollars, includes the construction of a transmission line of more than 500 kilometres, which aims to cover around 1.5 million homes under the Universal Energy Access Programme by 2030. ‘This is the first gas-fired power station of this scale in Mozambique and will play a key role in our energy transition strategy,’ he added.

CTT, which is 85 per cent owned by Mozambique Power Invest (MPI) and 15 per cent by Sasol Africa, with MPI being jointly owned by Globeleq (76 per cent) and Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM) (24 per cent), is scheduled to start full operation between the end of 2024 and the beginning of 2025. The President of the Republic, Filipe Nyusi, highlighted CTT as the country’s ‘largest post-independence power generation project, capable of significantly upgrading the national electricity infrastructure’.

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