Chimuara – Alto Molocue Line is a 400kV overhead line with a length of 340km from Chimuara, Zambezia, Mozambique, to Alto Molocue, Zambezia, Mozambique.

The project, which is currently under construction, is expected to be commissioned in 2023.


Chimuara – Alto Molocue Line is an overhead line that will be operated by Electricidade de Mocambique EP. The line will carry alternating current (AC) through single circuit cable.

The development of the Chimuara – Alto Molocue Line project has been approved by the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy.

Chimuara – Alto Molocue Line project development status

The construction works on the Chimuara – Alto Molocue Line project will be commenced in 2021 and commissioning is expected in 2023.

Contractors involved

L&T Power Development was appointed by Electricidade de Mocambique EP to undertake the construction works on the Chimuara – Alto Molocue Line project.

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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