Temane Regional Electricity Project (WB-P160427)

  • Mozambique
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Voting Date
Feb 28, 2019
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Government of Mozambique
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  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 300.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 1,180.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Feb 26, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Nov 8, 2017

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Project Description
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According to bank documents, the project objectives are to increase electricity generation capacity with private sector participation and to enhance transmission capacity for domestic and regional market. 

The proposed project includes the following components:

  1. Construction of Temane Transmission Project (TTP). This component includes construction of:
    1. three 400-kV substations (Vilanculos, Chibuto, and Matalane) and expansion of Maputo subtation;
    2. 560-km, 400-kV single-circuit transmission line Vilanculos-Chibuto-Matalane-Maputo; and
    3. other equipment (busbar and line reactors, telecommunications, SCADA with control center).
  2. Construction of privately-funded Mozambique-Gas-to-Power (MGtP) generation project. This component includes construction of:
    1. 400-MW gas-fired power plant at Temane (near Vilanculos); and
    2. a 25-km, double circuit, 400-kV transmission line from the MGtP plant at Temane site to a 400-kV substation at Vilanculos, linking the power plant to the national transmission grid. 
  3. EdM financial strengthening. EdM is in the process of developing a financial strengthening plan, that is likely to include measure for efficiency improvements (reduction of losses), supply cost optimization, tariff adjustments, recapitalization (possibly to include converting some long-term on-lent loans into Government equity, possible equity injection), reducing the accounts payable and accounts receivable, readjustment in investment financing (especially for expansion of access), etc. This component could include credit enhancement to EdM to help restructure or refinance some of its obligations, and/or technical assistance to help implement the financial strengthening plan.
  4. Component 4: Technical assistance and project implementation support. This component will include funding to support MIREME in advancing legal, institutional, and regulatory framework in the sector, strengthening the capacity of the key sectoral institutions (policy and regulatory), and strengthening/supporting EdM in implementing the financial strengthening plan, and to manage implementation of the project.

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World Bank:
Zayra Luz Gabriela Romo Mercado, Donald Joseph Purka, Vladislav Vucetic
Senior Energy Specialist

Ministry of Finance

Implementing Agency:
Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy
Eugenio Simbine
Director Planning and Studies

Electricidade de Mozambique
Joaquim Ou-Chim
Head of Projects


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