19 March 2013 – Mozambique’s economic growth has led technology group Siemens to open a new office in Maputo. The company’s activities in Mozambique date back to the 1950s and the Siemens energy division has completed various projects in the country including the rehabilitation of rural networks for the country’s electricity utility, Electricidade de Mozambique (EDM).

In 1951, Siemens commissioned the first centralised traffic control system in Africa on the railway line between the capital city of Maputo and Ressano Garcia. In the field of energy, Siemens commissioned the world’s first long-distance, thyristor-operated HVDC transmission system between Cahora Bassa power plant and South Africa in 1975.