Mozambique to collaborate with IFC on new $4.5 bn, 1.5 GW hydropower project

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has announced the signing of a collaboration agreement with Mozambique’s Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy (MIREME) on the implementation of the 1.5 GW Mphanda Nkuwa Hydropower Project and its associated transmission facilities.

The $4.5bn project will be constructed in Mozambique’s central Tete Province that borders Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. It will supply power both to the domestic market and to South Africa, and include a 1,300k high voltage transmission line connecting it to Maputo. Commissioning is expected in 2031.

“IFC will work with the government in collaboration with GMNK to structure this important project, including the review of technical design, environmental safeguards, commercial and financial structuring,” the IFC said in a statement.

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Sierra Leone launches 5th Petroleum Licensing Round

The Petroleum Directorate of Sierra Leone officially launched the country’s 5th Petroleum Licensing Round in London today. In total, 63,643km2 of offshore acreage is up for grab across 56 graticular blocks of some 1,360km2 each. A contract area is formed with a minimum of three graticular blocks. The Licensing Round will remain open until September […]

New study shows 8.2 Tcf potential at Innoson’s oil & gas concession offshore Sierra Leone

Innoson Oil & Gas, part of Nigeria’s IVM Innoson Group, revealed last week the findings of a third-party evaluation conducted by Ryder Scott Co. on its concession offshore Sierra Leone. According to the American engineering and geological consultants, Innoson Oil & Gas’ blocks could contain up to 8.2 Tcf of gas and 234m barrels of […]

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