Maputo, Mozambique — 23 July 2013 – German industrial group Siemens has signed a contract with the Nacala Integrated Logistics Corridor (CLIN) worth US$150 million to supply and install a power grid at the new Mozambican deep water port of Nacala-a-Velha.

Macauhub News Agency quotes Portuguese newspaper Oje as saying that in order to supply power to the entire port facility, Siemens will provide medium and low voltage transformers and centres to control the adjustable motors that drive conveyor belts.

The turn-key project, along with construction of the main high voltage (110/22kV) sub-station, includes supplying and installing two Siemens 40MVA transformers and one 10MVA transformer.

CLIN was set up by Brazilian mining giant Vale and Mozambican state port and rail management company Portos e Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique (CFM).

The partnership signed a contract with the Mozambican government to build a railway and a deep water port “’ projects that are part of the Nacala corridor, which runs from the Mozambican coast to Moatize, after passing through Malawi.

The Nacala railroad will be 912km, long and will, in the future, carry coal from a mine in Tete province to the terminal at the port of Nacala-a-Velha. Vale has committed itself to contribute US$4.4 billion to its construction.

Source: Macauhub News Agency. For more information, click here.