FurtherAfrica has received a note from the Energy Counsellor, Norwegian Embassy in Maputo, clarifying the information in this article is incorrect. Norway is financing a sub-station outside of Maputo, not a power plant. Norway does not finance any coal power plants in Mozambique.
The Norwegian government is to provide $3.5m in financial assistance towards the upgrade of Maputo coal-fired power plant in Mozambique.
The project’s coordinator, João Manuel, announced the news of investment, according to Maputo-based daily Notícias.
Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende toured the power plant, where the expansion work will soon begin. The aim is to improve the quality of the energy produced and to increase output.
Contacts are currently under way with Germany and the European Development Bank with a view to obtaining funds to cover the remaining $6.6m needed for the project, Manuel added.