Credit: Efacec

Efacec was selected for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), and operations and maintenance (O&M) of a 41MWp solar plant located in Metoro, north of Mozambique.

With an area of about 138 hectares, this infrastructure has a production capacity of 68GWh per year. 

It will be the Solar Power plant with the highest installed capacity in Mozambique to date, according to the EPC.

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The operation of this solar power plant is expected to start at the end of 2020.

The project is being developed and managed by Neoen, a renewable IPP, and is jointly owned by Neoen and EDM through the company Central Solar Metoro.

The agreement includes the supply of full EPC, including the interconnection in high voltage to EDM’s substation and associated guarantees for the performance of solar power plant, as well as a long term contract for the O&M of the plant.

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This plant contributes to the achievement of Mozambique goals for the diversification of the energy mix targets and decentralisation of the energy generation, with the aim to give access to energy to 100% of the population by 2030.

The generated energy will be sold through a power purchase agreement contracted with EDM.