http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 13.04Change: -0.16
R/$ = 12.07Change: -0.10
Au 1204.60 $/ozChange: 1.40
Pt 1170.50 $/ozChange: 4.00
 
 
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?








Start
 
End
 
 
And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
 
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Letters Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Jul 18, 2012

107.5 MW temporary Moz power plant up and running in 14 weeks

Back
Dumbarton|London|Africa|Eskom|PROJECT|Projects|Resources|Shanduka Group|Africa|Mozambique|Scotland|South Africa|Gas Fields|Power Generation|Power-generation|Temporary Gas-fired Power Plant|Augusto Sousa|Brian Dames|Cyril Ramaphosa|Infrastructure|Power|Rupert Soames
|Africa|Eskom|PROJECT|Projects|Resources||Africa||Power Generation|Power-generation||Infrastructure|Power|
dumbarton|london|africa-company|eskom|project|projects|resources|shanduka-group|africa|mozambique|scotland|south-africa|gas-fields|power-generation|power-generation-industry-term|temporary-gas-fired-power-plant|augusto-sousa|brian-dames|cyril-ramaphosa|infrastructure|power|rupert-soames
© Reuse this



A 107.5 MW temporary gas-fired power plant was officially inaugurated on Wednesday by Mozambique President Armando Emilio Guebuza, at a ceremony held at Gigawatt Park, in Ressano Garcia, a town on the border with South Africa.

International temporary power specialist Aggreko developed the project, which would operate until July 2014, in joint venture with South Africa’s Shanduka Group.

The power, produced using gas from Sasol’s Temane gas fields, would be sold to Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM) and Eskom. EDM would consume 15 MW and Eskom the 92.5 MW balance and both EDM CE Augusto Sousa and Eskom CE Brian Dames attended the inauguration of the facility.

The cross-border venture was constructed and commissioned on a fast-tracked 14-week delivery schedule, using containerised power generation units, shipped in from Aggreko’s Dumbarton, Scotland, facilities.

The joint venture also built a 1.2 km high-pressure gas pipeline, gas processing and depressurising infrastructure, a major substation and 1.5 km of 275 kV transmission line.

The accelerated deployment was necessary given that Sasol would reallocate the gas to other ventures after July 2014.

Shanduka Group executive chairperson Cyril Ramaphosa said the power, while temporary, would help meet the immediate needs of South Africa and Mozambique, and provided a model for public-private partnerships and cross-border collaboration.

Aggreko CE Rupert Soames said he hoped the project would be a “pathfinder for other countries seeking to make the most of their resources to optimise the supply of power across the region”.

Soames indicated that the London-listed group was offering similar “bridging” capacity in other parts the world and that he saw potential for a number of other projects across Africa.
 

Edited by: Creamer Media Reporter
© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Electricity News
South African mining and energy adviser Ted Blom has raised a litany of concerns about the state of power utility Eskom and has warned of runaway costs and shortfalls in coal and water, as well as rail capacity. Blom was surprised by the recent buoyancy shown by...
State-owned power utility Eskom has warned that it is highly likely that there will be load-shedding this weekend, as, along with its “massive maintenance drive” to improve the performance and reliability of its power generating units ahead of the expected peak...
Oil firm Chevron said on Friday it has offered to supply South Africa's electricity firm Eskom with excess diesel from its Cape Town refinery, to help run some of its generators. Steve Hegarty, the general manager for strategy at the oil major's South African unit...
More
 
 
Latest News
South African mining and energy adviser Ted Blom has raised a litany of concerns about the state of power utility Eskom and has warned of runaway costs and shortfalls in coal and water, as well as rail capacity. Blom was surprised by the recent buoyancy shown by...
JSE-listed Astrapak will sell specialised packaging systems manufacturer Knilam to Mapflex SA for R17.7-million. The proceeds would be used to reduce Astrapak’s current level of gearing.
The last of the 26 mooring units comprising the Port of Ngqura’s automated mooring system (AMS) have arrived at the port and are expected to improve port efficiency and safety, further driving the Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA’s) objective of establishing...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Steel 2015: A review of South Africa's steel sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Steel 2015 report provides an overview of the key developments in the global steel industry and particularly of South Africa’s steel sector over the past year, including details of production and consumption, as well as the country's primary carbon...
Projects in Progress 2015 - First Edition (PDF Report)
In fact, this edition of Creamer Media’s Projects in Progress 2015 supplement tracks developments taking place under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme, which has had four bidding rounds. It appears to remain a shining light on the...
Electricity 2015: A review of South Africa's electricity sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Electricity 2015 report provides an overview of State-owned power utility Eskom and independent power producers, as well as electricity planning, transmission, distribution and the theft thereof, besides other issues.
Construction 2015: A review of South Africa’s construction sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Construction 2015 Report examines South Africa’s construction industry over the past 12 months. The report provides insight into the business environment; the key participants in the sector; local construction demand; geographic diversification;...
Liquid Fuels 2014 - A review of South Africa's Liquid Fuels sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Liquid Fuels 2014 Report examines these issues, focusing on the business environment, oil and gas exploration, the country’s feedstock supplies, the development of South Africa’s biofuels industry, fuel pricing, competition in the sector, the...
Water 2014: A review of South Africa's water sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Water 2014 report considers the aforementioned issues, not only in the South African context, but also in the African and global context, and examines the issues of water and sanitation, water quality and the demand for water, among others.
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
Sappi Southern Africa CEO Alex Thiel
Forest products group Sappi has confirmed the selection of its 25 MW biomass-to-power project, to be erected at its Ngodwana mill, in Mpumalanga, as a preferred bidder under the South African government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement...
Information and communications technology (ICT) distributor DCC is making Windows- and Android-operating systems tablets available through retailers and education equipment suppliers to provide school children with affordable, high-performance education tools. The...
Another cement manufacturer is set to enter the Ugandan market, raising hopes that prices will come down and spur growth in the construction industry. National Cement, a Kenyan manufacturer, has unveiled plans to invest $195-million in a new manufacturing plant in...
With growth rates exceeding that in the developed world – at an average of between 4% and 5% between 2002 and 2014 – African countries provide investors with ample reason to tap into booming consumer demand says Manufacturing Circle executive director Coenraad...
The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (Sacci’s) Business Confidence Index (BCI) decreased by 3.7 index points month-on-month to 89.1 in March.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
content
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
 
 
Close
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks
Subscribe Now for $96 Close
Subscribe Now for $96