The deadline for the completion of the construction works of the Solar de Metoro Plant, in Mozambique’s district of Ancuabe, has just been extended to January next year.
That is according to Dinis Vilankulos, representative of NEOEN, a partner company of Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM) in the implementation of the country’s largest solar energy project, being installed in the province of Cabo Delgado, who said the works that, in principle, should end this August, have reached a 68% rate of completion.
Vilankulo, cited by Rádio Moçambique, pointed out as the main causes for the delay “the current adversities that the province is experiencing”.
The foundation stone for the construction of the plant was laid on October 23, 2020, by the President of the Republic, Filipe Nyusi.
Inserted in an area of about 138 hectares, this infrastructure will inject 30 MW of electricity into the EDM network.
The project comprises the assembly of a 41 MWP photovoltaic solar plant, with the installation of 121,500 modules of solar panels, decentralized inverters (HUAWEI), with a nominal power of approximately 185 kW and six MV/LV transformers – nominal power 6000KVA .
To inject energy into the EDM network, the project includes the extension of the Metoro substation, assembly of a 33/110KV 40MVA step-up transformer and upgrade of the existing substation control system to take into account the interconnection – telecommunications, command of numerical control, auxiliary power – and the installation of protection for power transformers and control panel.