NEWS & MEDIA

MGC and Gigawatt have been sponsoring the Mozambican football Youth Academy since 2009. This year, 2017, MGC and Gigawatt also became the proud sponsors of Clube de Desportos da Costa do Sol. Costa do Sol is the club with the most trophy wins in Mozambique.

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The Ai Infrastructure Project Developer Awards were designed to recognise and reward excellence amongst Africa’s project developers to a P an-African and global infrastructure investment audience.

The Ai African Developer of the Year category was open to African infrastructure project developers, including contracting and consulting engineers working as developers or in joint ventures or partnerships with developers.

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The official inauguration on Friday of a 120MW gas-fired power station at Ressano Garcia, on the border between South Africa and Mozambique, marks the beginning of a new era for power generation in Southern Africa.

President Nyusi explained that the new power station results from a partnership between the government and the private sector, showing the importance of public/private partnerships.

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Independent Power Producer, Gigawatt Mozambique, announced the successful commissioning of its 120 MW gas-fired power station at Ressano Garcia, on the border between South Africa and Mozambique.

The acceptance tests for the power plant were successfully completed on the 10th December 2015. Financing for the US$ 200 million (ZAR 3bn) project was secured in June 2014, construction started in August 2014 and first testing commenced in November.

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The first set of 13 Rolls Royce engines arrived in Mozambique beginning of April and is being installed at Gigawatt Park, Ressano Garcia. Each engine weighs around 150tons and produces 9 300kW of power. Gigawatt’s power station is moving ahead on time and within budget. As a result the 100MW power station is expected to be operational by the end of 2015.

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MGC , through a recently signed gas sales agreement, will supply all the natural gas for the 122 MW Aggreko temporary plant at Ressano Garcia. MGC will utilise its previously installed natural gas infrastructure to transport, measure and pressure control, these deliveries.

Since July 2012, when the first phase Aggreko plant started, MGC has been transporting natural gas to this 110 MW power plant.

 

Standard Bank has been appointed as the lead arranger and underwriter to provide debt for the construction of a 100MW natural gas fuelled power station. The plant, situated just outside the border town of Ressano Garcia in Mozambique, will source fuel from an existing natural gas supply pipeline under a long term fuel supply agreement. A Concession Agreement for the project was signed in December 2010 and is expected to start construction in January 2012 with operations scheduled to start mid-2013.

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Mozambican Prime Minister, Aires Ali, on Friday laid the first stone for the construction of a new gas-fired power station in the district of Ressano Garcia, in the border with South Africa.

For the construction of the new plant the company “Gigawatt-Mozambique”, owner of the project, is investing about 230 million U.S. dollars to generate 100 megawatts of electricity as from 2013.

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