The French major no longer believes that it can restart its operations in Cabo Delgado in the next few months. Despite the presence of Rwandan soldiers, it has no way of guaranteeing even minimal security for several hundred contracted personnel on the LNG site.
TotalEnergies has still not ended the force majeure it decreed more than a year ago that shut down its Mozambique LNG mega-project after insurgent attacks. But it is preparing to reopen the Afungi site where the two LNG liquefaction trains will be built.
From 22 to 27 May, representatives from the Portuguese-speaking armies that are part of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries will gather in Praia, the capital of Cape Verde to discuss issues of defence, notably the unrest in Cabo Delgado.
The Rwandan company has joined, at the last minute, the list of firms bidding to carry out preparatory work at the site of the Mozambique LNG project. French major TotalEnergies has a debt to pay to Rwanda for its role in restoring security in Cabo Delgado Province.