Power Production

Mchuchuma- Katewaka Coal to electricity

The project is located in Ludewa district about 900 km from Dar es Salaam. Mchuchuma have a reserve of 428 million tones of coal. NDC on behalf of the Government in September 2011 signed a Joint Venture Agreement with Sichuan Hongda Group Limited to implement the project under a Joint Venture company namely; Tanzania China International Mineral Resources Limited (TCIMRL). The project intends to establish 3.0 mt/y coal mine, 600 MW Thermal Power station; and construct 220 kV Transmission line Mchuchuma – Liganga out of the 600 MW, 250 MW will be used at Liganga metallurgical complex and 350 MW will be transmitted into the National Grid through 400 Kv transmission line Mchuchuma – Mufindi. TCIMRL will invest usd 1.2 billion. The government will construct the 400KV Power Transmission Line. The power product of 300MW is expected by 2015.

Ngaka coal to Electrity

Located in Ruhuhu Basin, Mbinga district about 1,100 km from Dar es Salaam. The Ngaka coalfield comprise of Mbalawala sub basin, Ngaka cenral basin and Mbuyura. The project is being implemented by Tancoal Energy Ltd, a Joint Venture Company between NDC and Intra Energy Corporation Ltd of Australia. The Ngaka coal field has a measured coal reserve of 423 million tons with calorific value ranging from 4,780 to 8,000 Kcal/kg. Mining operation started in August 2011 and coal is being sold to local markets in the cement and gypsum industries and export markets in a Malawi, Kenya, Zambia, and Uganda. The Government plans to establish coal fired power station with 200MW and 200kV Power Transmission Line from Ngaka to Songea (100km). The power station is expected to be operational in 2018/19.

Singida Wind Power

Located in Singida Municipality, total secured land is 1,450ha for establishing wind farm. The project expects to generate power up to 300MW, but will start with 50 MW. Total capacity cost for 50MW with the associated infrastructure is estimated at USD 136 million. All preparation works to start construction have been completed. Financial close is in the final stage. JVC has been incorporated as Geo Wind Power Tanzania Ltd to oversee the project under PPP arrangement, whereas shareholders are NDC, TANESCO and Power Pool East Africa Ltd. The project is included in the Power System Master Plan (PSMP) and Big Results Now (BRN) as is expected to generate 50MW by 2016.