Kenyan businessman Humphrey Kariuki’s company Great Lakes (GL) Africa Energy has been awarded the contract to develop a 250MW gas-powered plant in Mozambique.
GL Africa Energy Limited is a UK-registered company that invests in energy solutions in the Great Lakes and Southern Africa regions.
The company completed its first project in 2013 in Zambia’s Copperbelt town of Ndola which produces 50MW of power that is now connected to the Zambian national grid.
This tender from the Government of Mozambique will see the company build and operate the power plant at Nakala District using gas from the Rovuma basin.
“Through state-of-the art power projects such as the Nakala District facility, 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,” Kariuki said.
GL is one of the three firms that were selected to harness the potential of the Rovuma gas reserves.
The project which will transform provision of affordable energy in Mozambique is a key milestone towards fulfilling GL Africa Energy UK’s mission to generate 1, 000 MW of power in the Great Lakes and Southern Africa region by 2020.