Friday, April 10, 2015

Natural gas Maputo / Marracuene

The pipeline installation works between Zimpeto (in the Mozambican capital) and Marracuene, in Maputo province, are almost finished, just missing the realization of final works along this infrastructure.The works are included in Phase II of the project of Network Maputo Gas Distribution and Marracuene.According to the Director of ENL Operations Management, António Matola, has finished assembling the pipeline and currently being held final work that will culminate with the leak test to be held in late April."It is now up to mount valves for connecting routes to future consumers, as well as safety valves for blocking the gas flow in emergency situations," Matola said, quoted in a statement National Hydrocarbons Company (ENH) that AIM today had access.Work on the second phase of the project got off the December 18, 2014 and included the construction of a 14.6 km pipeline, starting from the neighborhood of Zimpeto (the endpoint of the pipeline of the first phase) to the village of Marracuene.The first phase of the project included the construction of a network of 62 kilometers, with a ring that covers several districts of the Mozambican capital, with a budget of 38.2 million dollars, paid by Korean company Kogas.The first phase was opened in September 2014 and the network currently has several customers, including industrial plants, restaurants, hotels, among others."In parallel, the ENL is working on the launch of domestic gas connections in the city and around Maputo," the statement said.Work on the second phase are estimated at four million US dollars, which were also paid by Kogas, the partnership with ENL.The distribution and marketing of natural gas in the city of Maputo and Marracuene district were concession to ENL in November 2009, through a contract with the government. For the implementation of the project, ENL has partnered with Kogas, which resulted in the establishment of the ENH-Kogas society.

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