Julius Nyerere Dam 94 Per Cent Complete, Set to Start Power Generation in February 2024

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The Julius Nyerere Dam that is being built under a joint partnership of two Egyptian firms the state-owned Arab Contractors Company and El-Sewedy Electric, shall commence its power generation in mid-February in the year 2024. This information was disclosed by the CEO of El-Sewedy Electric who are one of the construction firms undertaking the project.

Currently, the completion status of the Julius Nyerere Dam stands at 94 per cent and there are also a number of tests that are being conducted at the site. In addition, El-Sewedy also revealed that they are currently conducting construction works that will enable the establishment of an industrial zone that covers an area of 2.5 million square meters and shall be situated at the capital of the country Dar es Salaam.

The dam which was constructed at a cost of about$2.9 billion fully funded by the government of Tanzania, is foreseen to bring a solution to the electricity shortage that is being experienced in the country. The dam will secure clean energy that will be distributed to over 60 million residents in the country and also manage the floods during periods of heavy rains.

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Julius Nyerere Dam Capacity

The dam possesses a total length of up to 1,025 meters and also contains a total storage capacity of approximately 34 billion cubic meters. The establishment of the dam mainly aims at doubling the energy production of the country, serve as flood-control and also make an improvement to the agricultural sector.

The Julius Nyerere Dam has been under construction since the year 2019 and upon completion, the generation capacity of the dam shall stand at 5,920GWh every year. Upon generation, all the energy will then be transmitted to a substation at a voltage of 400 kilovolts. From the substation, the electricity will be then channeled to the country’s national grid.

The implementation of this Julius Nyerere Dam project has foreseen the employment of 8,000 Tanzania nationals and 1,000 Egyptians. Also, other foreign nationals have been employed by the project.