Tanzania to Tender for a 30km Gas Pipeline from Dar to Bagamoyo

  • The government of Tanzania will go to tender for the construction of a 30km gas pipeline from the capital Dar es Salaam to the nearby town of Bagamoyo.
  • Bagamoyo is a fast-growing town in Eastern Tanzania home to a range of medium-sized factories.

Tanzania has been eager to expand its pipeline network in order to supply natural gas to more towns to allow households and factories to replace more costly sources of energy such as imported diesel and coal with environmentally friendly and affordable natural gas.

The state-run Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) official, Evaline Rweikiza who is in charge of the expansion project, said that a tender to select the developer will be announced in early October to spearhead the implementation of the project.

According to Ms. Rweikiza the pipeline will be completed in the next one and half years. “The project targets all factories, households, and institutions along the pipeline to Bagamoyo. We expect the pipeline to be completed in the 2020/2021 financial year,” she added.

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Tanzania’s total grid installed capacity is 1,357.69 MW composed of hydro 566.79 MW (42%), natural gas 607 MW (45%) and liquid fuel 173.40 MW (13%).

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Author: GBA News Desk

Source: TPDC

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