Van Oord receives dredging contract in the Port of Beira, Mozambique
Van Oord has been contracted to carry out emergency dredging works in the Port of Beira, Mozambique, the company said in its press release. CFM, the ports and railways company of Mozambique, is the client. Reinstating the port access channel to its charted lines and levels is of great importance to facilitate the growing maritime transport in this region. Execution of the project will start soon and will take six months to complete. The Port of Beira acts as a gateway to the central interior area of the country as well as the land-locked nations of Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Trailing suction hopper dredger Volvox Atalanta will dredge the port access channel to its original width and depth and will be assisted by the Sagar Manthan for bed-levelling operations.
Essar Ports signs concession agreement with Mozambique government to develop new 20 MTPA coal terminal in Beira Port
Essar Ports has signed a 30-year concession agreement with the Government of Mozambique to develop a new coal terminal at Beira Port, as part of a Public Private Partnership (PPP) project. The project will be executed on Design, Build, Own, Operate and Transfer (DBOOT) basis through a subsidiary, New Coal Terminal Beira, SA (NCTB SA), which is a joint venture of Essar (which will own 70) and Portos e Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique (CFM, which will own 30%). The project will enhance the coal handling capacity of Mozambique by 20 MTPA in two phases of 10 MTPA each.
Mozambique approves construction of two LNG port terminals
The Mozambican cabinet has approved the terms and conditions for two port terminals that will support the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry in Cabo Delgado province to the north of the country, APA learnt here on Wednesday.According to local media reports, the decision was taken late on Tuesday at a cabinet meeting in the capital Maputo. Cabinet spokesperson Ana Comoana said both terminals will be built in Palma district, the nearest point on the mainland to the offshore gas fields discovered in the Rovuma Basin, and they will be controlled by US firm Anadarko that operates Rovuma Basin Area One as well as Italian energy giant ENI, the operator of Rovuma Area Four The official said one is the LNG Maritime Terminal and the other consists of the installations to be used to offload materials for the construction of the LNG plants. Two new companies will be set up to operate the terminals, namely the Mozambique LNG Marine Terminal Company, and the Sociedade Mozambique. “These two instruments are complementary and they seek to make operational a law that was approved in 2014.” she said. More than US$30 billion is expected to be invested in Mozambique’s natural gas sector to build capacity to produce 20 million tonnes per year of LNG, with the first exports due to start in 2018. Source: APA NewsUpload News