Tanzania signs EPC contract with Sinohydro for 50MW solar PV plant

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  • Tanzania’s state owned energy utiltiy will be building their first utility scale solar PV plant for grid supply.

The Tanzania Electricity Supply Company Limited (TANESCO) has signed an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract with Chinese firm Sinohydro Corporation to construct the first phase of a 150 MW solar power project. The 50MW plant will be located in Kishapu, about 120 km from the capital Dodoma.

According to TANESCO’s Executive Director, Maharage Chande, the first phase will comprise of a 50 MW solar PV plant, a 33/220 kV substation, and its subsequent inter-connection to the existing Singida-Shinyanga 220 kV high voltage line. In the second phase, the remaining 100 MW will be deployed.

Read more on Tanzania’s energy projects HERE 

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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