Caia – Nacala Line is a 400kV overhead line with a length of 800km from Caia, Sofala, Mozambique, to Nacala, Fernao Veloso Bay, Mozambique.

The project, which is currently under construction, is expected to be commissioned in 2022.


Caia – Nacala Line is an overhead line that will be operated by Electricidade de Mocambique EP. The line will carry alternating current (AC) through double circuit cable.

Approximately $620m was financed by the authorities to undertake the construction works of the project.

The development of the Caia – Nacala Line project has been approved by the Energy Regulatory Authority (ARENE).

Caia – Nacala Line project development status

The construction works on the Caia – Nacala Line project were commenced in 2018 and commissioning is expected in 2022.

About Electricidade de Mocambique EP

Electricidade de Mocambique EP (EDM) is a state owned vertically integrated energy utility that generates, distributes, transmits, and commercializes electricity. It produces electricity from hydro and thermal sources. The company has interests in the Lichinga, Cuamba, Corumana, Chicamba, and Mavuzi hydro power plants; and Termica de Temane, GTG Beira, GTG1 Maputo, GTG3 Maputo, and GTG2 Maputo thermal power plants. EDM distributes electricity across Southern region including Maputo Province, Chokwe, Xai-Xai, and Inhambane; Central region: Beira, Chimoio, TeTe, Mocuba, and Quelimane; Northern region: Nampula, Nacala, Pemba, and Lichinga.


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