WBHO, with it’s joint venture partner, has recently completed the construction of the new 100MW Gas-fired Power Station at Ressano Garcia in Mozambique for the energy company Gigawatt-Mozambique. The project was executed on a turnkey basis with all engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning forming part of the project scope. The project was inaugurated by Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi on 19 February 2016.
Two WBHO divisions were involved in differing rolls in the project. WBHO Projects in a Joint venture was the overall EPC contractor. WBHO’s Mozambican division (WBHO Projects Limitada) was the civil works subcontractor for the project.
The contract commenced in June 2014 with the civil construction process started on site in August 2014. The foundations for the engines being completed in March 2015. The project as a whole, spanned 18 months. The final test being completed in December 2015; on time, on budget and without any significant accidents. The engineering, procurement, construction cost at completion was approximately 120 million US dollars.
Electricity is produced by 13 ABB generators, equipped with thirteen Rolls-Royce gas engines that have a combined installed capacity of 120 megawatts. Gigawatt-Mozambique will supply the power to EDM (Mozambique’s publicly owned electricity company) under a long term contract. The natural gas will be delivered by Matola Gas Company (MGC) which in turn obtains it from the Pande and Temane gas fields in Inhambane province.
This new power station will add value to Mozambican natural gas industry, create employment opportunities and help attract more investment to Mozambique.
Contract Duration: June 2014 – December 2015
Contract Value: USD 120 Million
Engineer: Parsons Brinckerhoff
Subcontractors: WBHO Civils and TSK (Spain)
Location: Ressano Garcia, Mozambique