8 May 2013 – The Ressano Garcia power facility in Mozambique, owned by Sasol New Energy and Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM), has signed an operations and maintenance (O&M) agreement with Wärtsilä. This three year agreement, signed in April 2013, covers the gas engine power plant at the Ressano Garcia facility.
The Central Termica de Ressano Garcia plant will be powered by 18 Wärtsilä 34SG engines running on natural gas, with the gas being fed from the Pande and Temane gas fields. It will be the largest power plant running exclusively on gas engines to be installed in Mozambique, and the second largest on the entire African continent. The power plant is scheduled for completion by May 2014, and the electricity produced will be sold to EDM.
Once completed, the power plant will significantly contribute to Mozambique’s power generating infrastructure, and will help meet the country’s growing demand for electricity.