British company Ncondezi Energy has made its initial selection of a short-list of candidates from which the final selection of company will be made to build its coal-fired power plant in Mozambique.
According to a statement released here by the company, the shortlist has seven companies, one of which will be awarded the contract to build the first phase of the plant, reports Macauhub News Agency. It will have a production capacity of 300 megawatts (MW) of power.
The plant, construction of which will be on a turn-key basis, will be fired by coal mined in the neighbouring Ncondezi mine, which will start operating ahead of the power plant in order to build up a stockpile of coal.
The Ncondezi integrated coal mine and thermal power plant project is located in the Tete province of Mozambique and will be carried out in phases of 300MW each up to a total of 1,800MW. Commercial operation is expected to begin in the first half of 2018.
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