Mozambican power company EDM is expected soon to announce the start of the selection process for the contractor that will build the Temane-Maputo power transmission line, said director Carlos Yun.
Yun did not specify the date for the launch of the international public tender, indicating only that the pre-qualification process is scheduled for the last week of September or the first few days of October, according to Mozambican newspaper Notícias.
This work involves the construction of the high voltage power transmission line between Temane, in the southern province of Inhambane, and the city of Maputo, the country’s capital, as well as three substations, one in Vilanculos (Inhambane), Chibuto (Gaza), and Matalane in Maputo province.
The cost, estimated at US$551.2 million, will be borne by cooperation partners, including the World Bank, the Islamic Development Bank, the African Development Bank and the South African Development Bank, as well as the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries Fund (OPEC) and the Government of Norway.
Work is expected to begin in June 2020 and the line and substations are scheduled to be operational by the end of 2023, at the same time as the Temane Thermoelectric Power Station, which will generate 400 megawatts of electricity to be distributed through the line.