• Site Supervision of Water Supply System City of Mocuba, phase 1

    Client: Administração de Infraestruturas de Água e Saneamento – AIAS    
    Project location: Mocuba, Mozambique    
    Project term: ongoing    
    Project start: July 2019


Supervision of construction and rehabilitation of the water supply system of the City of Mocuba (Phase 1 – Emergency works), Mozambique


Following heavy rainfall and tropical storms in the beginning of 2015, the river Licungo and other rivers in Mozambique overflowed and flooded large parts of the region. The Licungo river travels through the Mozambican province of Zambesi to the Indian Ocean. As a result of this flood, a part of the existing raw water transport pipe for Mocuba has been destroyed at the exit of the intake tower, including the access bridge. In addition, the falling debris created a deviation of the existing river course.


The purpose of this project is the reconstruction of the destroyed facilities as well as a long-term assurance of reliable water supply for the population. After the planification of the emergency measures for the drinking water supply, made by GAUFF Engineering, the construction works did start, GAUFF Engineering has also been assigned the supervision of those works. For the emergency measures of phase 1, the following structures and buildings are planed:

  • Construction of a new water intake installation on the Lugela River
  • Construction of a new raw water pipeline (1km HDPE Dn280)
  • Construction of a new 400 V power line (about 350m)
  • Construction of a new Substation  with transformers and an emergency generator
  • A new pressurized container
  • Rehabilitation works at the water treatment plant
  • Replacement of the supply network for drinking water (1400 domestic connections and 26 km of pipes from DN90 until DN 400 PEAD)


Supervision and inspection of the performed works as representative of the builder
Project management, quality assurance, monitoring of delays, work schedules and execution costs
Design of a “Project Quality Management Plan” (QMP)
Supervision and verification of compliance with the environmental management, the RAP Plans (resettlement activation plan) as well as occupational safety
Project reporting
Elaboration of project-related specifications and test certificates

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