Madimba in Mtwara to Kinyerezi I Power Plant in Dar es Salaam will start
early next month after completion of the construction of the
542-kilometre natural gas pipeline project.
Minerals, Mr George Simbachawene, the transportation of natural gas
will save over 1 1.6tri/- per year currently spent on importation of
fuel for electricity generation.
capacity of transporting 784 million standard cubic feet daily, a volume
which can generate over 2,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity, including
the 300MW plant at Mnazi Bay.
completion of the infrastructures, the project would see the country
getting reliable electricity supply, expansion and increase of
industrial production, cleaner environment and employment creation.
in Dar es Salaam after he visited Kinyerezi 1 Power Plant to inspect the
progress of the implementation of the project carried out by
contractors, TANESCO as well as Tanzania Petroleum Development
TANESCO will cut off electricity where repairs will be done so as to
ensure the availability of gas electricity in most parts of the country.
natural gas will help reduce the use of water where in some of the
hydroelectric dams that have slowed down production due to climate
change and environmental degradation.
run and within two weeks will be complete,” said Eng Mageni adding that
by early September this year, natural gas from Mtwara will be available
at the plant ready to be distributed to various sub stations including
the national grid.
Managing Director, Eng Felchesmi Mramba said when Kinyerezi 1 Power
Plant kicks off, the company would significantly reduce the cost of
produced after the completion of the construction of Kinyerezi 1
Electricity Power Plant, a step towards the execution of the
government’s aim of adding electricity capacity on the national grid.