With 33 million dollars, AfBD finances high-voltage connection in Mozambique

The African Development Bank will finance the construction of a 118-kilometer high-voltage electricity transmission line with 33.25 million dollars through a grant, reinforcing the supply to Malawi and Zambia.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) will provide 33.25 million dollars in grant funding for the construction of a 118-kilometer high-voltage electricity transmission line to strengthen supplies to Malawi and Zambia.
Support for this project, in the form of a grant, was approved on Tuesday December 5 by the AfDB group’s board of directors and provides for the construction of a 400 kilovolt (kV) single-circuit high-voltage transmission line between Songo and Matambo, in Tete province.
“The line will cross the site where the future Cataxa substation will be built to integrate the Mphanda Nkuwa hydroelectric power station. It will use self-supporting steel lattice aerial towers with a horizontal conductor configuration and a power transmission capacity of 2,300 megawatts (MW),” says information from the AfDB. According to César Mba Abogo, the AfDB’s resident representative in Mozambique, the project “is part of a broader effort to modernize the network to allow for the installation and sale of additional production capacity and, in this way, contribute to Mozambique’s affirmation as an emerging energy hub in the region”.

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