Phase II of PDGM gas distribution project to kick off in Mozambique

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Laying of a gas pipeline: The Phase II of the Maputo and Marracuene Natural Gas Distribution Project will entail construction of a branch pipeline from outer Maputo suburb of Zimpeto to the district of Marracuene

The second phase of distribution of Maputo and Marracuene Natural Gas Distribution Project (PDGM) is set to begin in a few days, according to Mozambique’s National Hydrocarbon Company (ENH). This is after the signing of contract last Friday, between ENH-Kogas and Kogas-Mocambique, the sole contractor in the whole process.

Phase II of the Maputo and Marracuene Natural Gas Distribution Project will entail construction of a branch pipeline from outer Maputo suburb of Zimpeto to the district of Marracuene. The pipeline will be 14.5 kilometres long and will spend up to US$ 4m. The money is paid for out of ENH-Kogas’s own funds, and should be completed in eight months.

The first phase of the Maputo and Marracuene Natural Gas Distribution Project (PDGM) was inaugurated by the President of Mozambique, Armando Guebuza, last week Thursday. Maputo municipal bus company (EMTPM) is among the ten companies being linked to the pipelines, after Autogas – a company that converts vehicles to run on gas – became the first client beneficiary. The Maputo and Marracuene Natural Gas Distribution Project (PDGM) pipelines are now handling 1,000 gigajoules of gas a month.

Phase I involves construction of a 12 kilometre pipeline that runs from Matola to a gas pressure reduction centre – standing where Maputo coal-fired power station was. It will also include addition of 50 kilometres of distribution network.

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