In Mozambique, 14 national and International companies have submitted bids for the development of industrial projects that make use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the country, Ecofin Agency reported. The tender was launched in August.

In a statement, the Ministry of Mining Resources and Energy said proposals had been received from Mitsui, Engro Fertilizer, Shell Mozambique BV, Electricidade de Mocambique (EDM), Yara International, Marubeni, Gal-Africa Energy, Muinvest, Auto Gas, Epsilon, Jiangsu Sinochem Construction Co. Ltd., Union-JNC-JSPDI-VBC-SALT consortium, Gas Nosu, and Motse SA, Macauhub informed.

The Ministry added that the tender is intended to make local use of natural resources and contribute to meeting the needs of the domestic market in certain services and consumer goods, replacing imports.

US group Anadarko Petroleum and Italy’s ENI discovered deposits containing more than 180tcf of natural gas in prospecting blocks in the Rovuma basin in northern Mozambique. When the deposits start being under exploration, Mozambique will be one of the largest gas producers in the world.