Chinese company begins construction of Pemba Logistics Base in Mozambique

The China Harbour Engineering Corporation (CHEC) is due within 30 days to launch the first phase of construction of the Pemba Logistics Base in northern Mozambique, the chief executive of ENH Logistics said.The Pemba Logistics Base, whose official name is Integrated Hydrocarbon Logistics Centre, is a facility designed to meet the logistical needs of oil and gas operators in northern Mozambique.The project was contracted to Portos de Cabo Delgado (PCD), a company set up by Mozambican oil and gas company ENH and port and rail manager CFM, which, in turn, sub-contracted the project to ENHILS, a company made up of ENH Logstica (ENHL) and Nigerian company Orlean Invest.The project aims to create an integrated logistics solution for current and future oil and gas research and development activities in the region, bringing together a commercial port and commercial, residential, industrial and tourism areas together in one place.The first phase of implementation of the project has an estimated cost of over US$150 million to be used tobuild a 300-metre pier and development of a 60-hectare industrial area.In a statement issued Monday, Eduardo Naiene said the facility, which is the first phase of the project, would be ready to offer logistics services to the oil and gas industry in the third quarter of 2016.