- Mozambique’s gas giant, Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH) is expected to announce the awarding of two major tenders that will complete the putting in place of infrastructure and the distribution of gas in the country.
The tenders, approved and put up last year, will see the country’s more than US$80 million project takes off, with just a few engineering and environmental detailing to be finished, according to media reports from the country.
As part of the project, a gas pipeline is expected to be constructed, joining the Mozambiacan capital, Maputo with Marracuene, which is expected to cost $2.5 million.
The construction of the pipeline is scheduled to be completed by 2011 with both the commercial and domestic gas distribution expected to flow the following year.
The country also has on the cards an expansion plan, which will be the phase two of the project and will be directed by demand. The second phase will be the construction of a gas pipeline linking the administrative post of Ressano Garcia in the district of Moamba, and the area of the Matola industrial park which is expected to cost $50 million.
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