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Monday, 1 July 2013

Tanzania to add gas plant to grid

General Electric (GE) and Symbion Power Tanzania have signed a cooperation agreement to develop a 400 MW gas-fired power plant in the Mtwara region of south western Tanzania to boost electricity generation in the country. The project is expected to commence early next year.

The signing ceremony was held in Dar es Salaam between GE's vice-chairman John Rice and Symbion Power Tanzania's general manager Don Brindle, and witnessed by Energy and Minerals Minister Prof Sospeter Muhongo.

The project will be sited in the gas-rich region near Mtwara, the region’s capital city. It will also include a transmission line from Mtwara to Songea where it will be connected to the national grid.