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Karpowership Prepares “Controversial” Floating Power Generation Project in Matola

Karpowership Prepares “Controversial” Floating Power Generation Project in Matola

Karpowership, a Turkish subsidiary of the Karadeniz Holding Companies Group, is preparing a project for the installation and operation of a Floating Power Plant, to be anchored near the port of Matola, Maputo province. The infrastructure will have capacity to produce 415 MW of power, generated from fuel oil (a residual product of the crude oil refining industry), and will be operational for at least three years. The Turkish company’s main customer is EDM (Electricidade de Moçambique).

The project also includes the construction of a power transmission line of about 4 km, which will link the plant to the 275KV Matola substation in the same province. The installation work of the power plant and construction of the transmission line will take between five and six months.

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The initiative, which is still in its embryonic phase, will go for public consultation next Thursday in the Matola municipality, alleging that it is harmful to the environment.

Carta de Moçambique

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