Sumitomo and IHI have bagged a turnkey engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract to build an 110MW gas-fired combined-cycle power plant in Mozambique’s capital Maputo.
The contract, awarded by Mozambique’s state-run power company Electricidade de Mozambique (EDM), is worth JPY17bn ($150.2m).
Located 6km southeast of Maputo, the facility will be the country’s first gas-fired combined-cycle power plant, and is expected to meet nearly 20% of domestic power needs.
Sumitomo will serve as the liaison for negotiations and coordination with EDM on the project. IHI will supply the main equipment including gas turbines and generators for the project, and will also be responsible for wrap up of the facility.
Construction work is expected to commence in 2016, with hand over to EDM anticipated in 2018. The project will be funded by yen-denominated loans from the Japan International Cooperation Agency.