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Wärtsilä Engines to Power Tanzania

Posted on July 25, 2006

In June Wärtsilä Corporation signed an EPC contract for the delivery of a 100 MWe gas fired power generating plant at Ubungo in Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania. The customer is the public utility Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited (TANESCO) and the contract is valued at approximately US$72 million. Wärtsilä will equip the plant with twelve, 20-cylinder Wärtsilä 34SG generating sets, running on natural gas. The plant is scheduled to start producing power for the national grid in May 2007. The plant will use natural gas from Songo Songo Island and will help in reducing the current power problems facing Tanzania by meeting about half of the electricity demand in Dar es Salaam.

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