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January 4, 2022

Malema, Mozambique

By Carmen

Malema is a 60MW hydro power project. It is planned on Malema river/basin in Niassa, Mozambique. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2023 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2025.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 60 60 Permitting Niassa, Mozambique Agua Imara; Eletricidade de Mozambique; Tora Holding


The project is being developed by Agua Imara, Eletricidade de Mozambique and Tora Holding. These companies also have ownership stakes in the project.

The gross head of the project will be 500m. The project is expected to generate 175 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $150m.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2023. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2025.

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About Agua Imara

Agua Imara AS (formerly SN Power AfriCA AS) is a joint venture company formed by Statkraft Norfund Power Invest AS (SN Power) and Norfund. It is engaged in hydro power generation and focuses on investing in Africa and Central America. It operates as a separate entity under the SN Power brand.

About Eletricidade de Mozambique

Eletricidade de Mocambique, is a Mozambique based renewable energy company. The company is currently developing 1500MW Mphanda Nkuwa Hydroelectric Power Plant, located in Mozambique.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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