South Africa and Mozambique is set to generate additional 400 MW of power from Resano Garcia gas-to-power plant after additional gas is channeled through the “loop line 1” pipeline.
This is after completion of the US$200 Million “loop line 1” pipeline project, which links the two and that was aimed at expanding capacity of the existing 865 km mainline gas pipeline that hooked the central processing facility in Temane, Mozambique, to Secunda, South Africa
The pipeline laying project was being executed by Republic of Mozambique Pipeline Investments Company (Rompco), who have confirmed completion of the work. The pipeline was laid parallel to the existing one.
This is the largest gas project ever set up in the South African region and it all involved the laying of a pipeline in parallel to the existing 865 km mainline, which runs from the recently expanded central processing facility in Temane, Mozambique, to Secunda, South Africa. The Mozambique-to-Secunda pipeline will now carry 188 MGJ from 170 MGJ in a year. Much of the gas will be by Ressano Garcia energy.
South Africa, which was experiencing a growing power demand of 14% a year, had already reported load shedding. The Ressano Garcia power plant is crucial to generating power in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) and was inaugurated late last year.
Rompco is a joint venture between Mozambique and South Africa governments and Sasol group and was established in 2004.