Environmental and Social Impact Assessment for Namaacha Wind Farm (DFC-NAMAACHA)

  • Africa
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Mozambique
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Namaacha, Lubombo, Boane, Hlane, Mlawula
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Financial Institutions
  • US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Central Eléctrica da Namaacha SA (GlobelEq Africa Limited, Source Energia)
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Energy
  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ DFC website

Updated in EWS Mar 25, 2024

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Project Description
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As stated by the DFC, the proposed Project involves the development and operation of a 120 MW greenfield wind power plant and 33.2 km transmission line, located 10 km north of
the town of Namaacha and 50 km west of Maputo. The Project consists of the installation of ~20 wind turbines, with a height of ~120 meters, which will be distributed over an area of approximately 855.12 ha.
Power will be exported via two parallel 66 kV overhead transmission lines that will run from the windfarm to the Boane Substation, with a total length of approximately 33.2 km. The last 310 meters of the transmission line will be a buried underground cable. The facility is expected to produce approximately 340 GWh per year.
The Project area does not overlap with any Legally Protected Areas, but it does overlap with the UNESCO Lubombo Biosphere Reserve and two KBAs, Namaacha KBA and Hlane - Mlawula complex KBA. There are currently nine turbines that overlap with high sensitivity areas and curtailment measures will be implemented for these turbines.

Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.

Investment amount not provided at the time of disclosure.

Private Actors Description
A Private Actor is a non-governmental body or entity that is the borrower or client of a development project, which can include corporations, private equity and banks. This describes the private actors and their roles in relation to the project, when private actor information is disclosed or has been further researched.

As stated in the project ESIA, the activity developer is Central Eléctrica da Namaacha SA. CEN's shareholder base is Globeleq Africa Ltd (Globeleq) (formerly Globeleq Advisors Limited) in partnership with Source Energia.

Source Energia, founded in 2018, is a diversified renewable energy platform focused on the development, management, operation and maintenance of large and small scale on and off-grid projects in Lusophone Africa.

Globeleq, founded in 2002, is a company with extensive experience in the development and implementation of power projects in Africa. It currently has operational assets in Tanzania, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Cameroon and Kenya. Jointly owned by CDC Group plc (70%) and Norfund (30%) (UK and Norwegian development finance institutions), Globeleq is focused exclusively on Africa and has expertise in the development and operation of wind, solar, oil and natural gas power generation, continuing to develop renewable and conventional projects across the continent.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Electricidade de Moçambique Buyer Energy
CDC Group Parent Company Finance owns Globeleq Africa Holdings Limited Client Energy
Norfund Investor Finance invests in Globeleq Africa Holdings Limited Client Energy
Source Energia Client Energy contracts with Globeleq Africa Holdings Limited Client Energy

Contact Information
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Client - Central Eléctrica da Namaacha SA:

Pedro Coutinho
Address: Millennium Park Building, Vladimir Lenine Av. 174, 13th Maputo, Mozambique
Phone: +258 (21) 321806
Email: ppcoutinho@source.capital

Parent Companies -

Globeleq Africa Limited:

Address: Oxford Corner, 2nd Floor, 32A Jellicoe Avenue, Rosebank, 2196 Johannesburg
Phone: +27 10 900 2600
Website: https://globeleq.com/

Source Energia:

Address: Av. Zedequias Manganhela, nº 267, 5º andar, Edifício JAT IV, Maputo, Moçambique
Phone: +258 21 321 806
Email: geral@sourceenergia.com
Website: https://sourceenergia.com/

Local Access to Project Documentation -

Consultec Office:

Address: Rua Tenente General Oswaldo Tazama, 169, Bairro Sommerchield, Maputo, Moçambique
Phone: +258 2149 1555 / +258 21 49 19 32 / +258 82 304 4240
Fax: +258 21 49 1578

District Offices:

Address: Estrada Nacional nº 2; CP. Nº 2, Boane, Mozambique
Phone: +258 878453335

Address: Estrada nº 2, Quarteirão nº 42, caixa postal 19, Namaacha, Mozambique
Phone: +258 873308078
Email: ganamaacha@gmail.com


Unlike many other development finance institutions, DFC does not currently have an access to information policy.

Under the United States Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), DFC is obliged to respond to reasonably formulated requests for Agency records. However, DFC may apply exemptions from release to certain types of information and may charge fees in responding to requests. DFC has a designated FOIA officer who is trained in how to respond to requests and implement the law. You can learn more about filing a FOIA request at: https://www.dfc.gov/foia


The Office of Accountability is an independent office that addresses complaints about environmental or social issues related to DFC-supported projects. The office provides communities an opportunity to have concerns independently reviewed and addressed. If you submit a complaint to the Office of Accountability, it may assist you by either seeking to address your problems by facilitating a problem solving dialogue between you and those implementing the project and/or investigating whether the DFC complied with its policies to prevent environmental, social, human rights, and labor harms.

You can find more information about the Office of Accountability at: https://www.dfc.gov/who-we-are/office-accountability

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