In this, which is the largest solar farm in Mozambique, Efacec carried out the engineering design, supply and construction, being also responsible for the operation and maintenance of this plant, installed in an area of about 65 hectares.
The President of the Republic of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi, inaugurated the Metoro solar farm in Cabo Delgado, accompanied by the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Carlos Zacarias, and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mozambique Electricity, Marcelino Gildo Alberto.
This project with 121,500 photovoltaic modules, located in Metoro, in northern Mozambique, will enable a production capacity of 69 GWh per year, ensuring the consumption of green energy for over 140,000 people, which corresponds to around 75% of the population of Pemba, in the province of Cabo Delgado. With the entry into production of the Metoro solar farm, one of the fundamental assumptions for accelerating the development of this region is fulfilled, with a direct impact on the local economy, and on the life of the population, as well as the promotion of access to energy for 100% of the Mozambican population.
In this project of national interest, where support and cooperation with the community and local authorities were a priority from day one, more than 400 jobs were created during the construction stage. Local workers represented more than 90% of the total workforce, maintaining extremely high standards throughout the construction period.
Efacec develops turnkey solutions for solar systems, including self-consumption, hybrid systems and large-scale photovoltaic installations. The Portuguese company is positioned as a major player in the energy sector at international level, with around 406 MW installed worldwide and 133 MW in O&M.