31 of May 2024

Works on the Namaacha Wind Power Plant to start in the second half of the year

GLOBELEQ, one of the largest investors in the energy production sector in Mozambique, guarantees that, in partnership with the government, it will start building the Namaacha Wind Power Plant in the second half of this year. This will be the first grid-scale wind power plant in the country to produce 120MW. 


This information was recently confirmed by the President of the Republic, Filipe Nyusi, and the UK High Commissioner in Maputo, during the Mozambique Energy and Mining Exhibition Conference. The project's start depends on the final details.


The plant, with a budget of 270 million US dollars, will increase the amount of energy exported by the company Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM), benefiting from higher energy sales prices in the region and supply from the domestic market, which has been growing in recent years.


Of the overall investment, 230 million USD will go towards the construction of the plant and power generation, while the remaining amount will be invested in the construction of a 40km transmission line linking the districts of Namaacha and Boane. The Boane substation in turn connects the export corridors of the region belonging to EDM.


The power station construction will take two years and operations are projected to start in mid-2026. The project is a solution to strengthen EDM's network in the provinces of Maputo, Gaza and Inhambane, in the south of the country.


More information here.