In Ressano Garcia, a new power generation plant designed to provide electrical power supply for Mozambique’s rapidly expanding economy, officially went into operation on February 19th. Core equipment includes thirteen 20-cylinder gas-based Rolls-Royce engines, which have a total capacity of 120 MW. The medium speed engines are of type B35:40V20AG2, supplied by Bergen Engines, a Rolls-Royce Power Systems subsidiary. This is the biggest medium speed power plant powered by Rolls-Royce.
The 100 MW plant is located close to the border between Mozambique and South Africa just outside the town of Ressano Garcia. It is owned and operated by the independent power producer Gigawatt Mozambique, and will supply electrical power to the national grid through a power purchase agreement with the state-owned utility, Electricidade de Mozambique (EDM).
In addition to the core engines, Rolls-Royce has supplied engine accessories and support including technical assistance with the construction of the power plant. A 15 year long-term service agreement (LTSA) has been signed with the TSK/EEN Joint Venture company, which will operate and maintain the 100 MW power plant. The LTSA covers training of operating and maintenance staff, supervision of major maintenance, spare parts supply and technical support.