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New milestone achieved at Cahora Bassa

Cahora Bassa “’
ready to move ahead
with its new
Northern Plant.
Maputo, Mozambique — ESI-AFRICA.COM — 01 February 2012 – The hydro-geological studies for construction of the Northern Plant of the giant Cahora Bassa Hydroelectric Facility (HCB) in Mozambique have been concluded, reaching a new milestone in the history of the giant power project.

Revealing this news here, Mozambican TV channel Televisão de Moçambique (TVM) reported that the cost of building the Northern Plant, which is due to start operating within five years and have an installed capacity of 1,245 megawatts (MW), was not disclosed.

The report added that, alongside construction of the Northern Plant, other construction work was due to be carried out at Cahora Bassa, including the repairing of the dam’s weirs.

Quoting HCB, the report went on to say that the utility expected to increase production and sell electricity both for domestic consumption and to some countries in the region, notably South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana.