[Kenya] GL Africa Energy wins $375 million tender to build gas plant in Mozambique
06-02-2017 14:10:00 | by: Bob Koigi | hits: 8562 | Tags:

A UK based company established by a Kenyan entrepreneur, GL Africa Energy, has been awarded a $375 million tender to build and operate a 250 megawatt gas-powered plant in Mozambique.

The firm will build a power plant at the North Eastern district of Nakala and use gas from the Rovuma Basin to generate electricity.

Humphrey Kariuki the owner of the company said: “We are delighted to have been selected by the government of Mozambique to help harness the significant potential of the Rovuma Basin gas reserves.

Through the state-of-the art power projects, GL Africa Energy is playing a vital role in generating affordable power to address the significant energy shortfall in the region and drive the development of the African continent.”

GL Africa is among three firms that have been selected from 14 firms that originally bid for the natural gas development projects in Rovuma. Norway’s Yara will produce fertilisers and between 30 and 50MW of electricity, while Shell Mozambique will manufacture diesel and 50-80MW of power, Mozambique National Petroleum Institute said.