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Environmental Pre-Feasibility Scoping Study and Terms of Reference for the proposed Mozambique Submarine Cable System

Vodacom Mozambique (the ‘Proponent’) is proposing the development of the 37,000 kilometre (km) long 2Africa Submarine Cable System (hereafter referred to as 2Africa) which will greatly enhance connectivity across Africa and the Middle East. 2Africa will be one of the world’s largest subsea cable projects and will interconnect Europe, the Middle East, and 35 landings in 26 countries across Africa. 2Africa is being implemented by a consortium of companies, which for Mozambique includes Vodacom Mozambique (‘Landing Provider’). Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) was contracted by the consortium to engineer, manufacture and install the submarine cable system.

The 2Africa Project will include two cable landing sites in Mozambique, one in Nacala and the second in Maputo. The Project will require installation and operation of two submarine branch cables through the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and territorial seas of Mozambique. The Project will also involve shore-end cable installation in the nearshore and beach environment, and construction of a beach manhole (BMH) at each landing site adjacent to the beach at Nacala and Maputo to connect the submarine component to the terrestrial cable components.

Published: Preliminarily 15 September 2021
Review Period: Preliminarily 15 September – 15 October 2021

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