Singida Wind Power Plant in Tanzania

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By 2017, the Singida Wind Power Plant in Tanzania was to be connected to the Tanzanian National Grid. For the wind farm in the Singida Municipality, the announcement was made by the East African Wind Energy Limited (EAWEL) company. With an impressive capacity of 100 MW, its total investment was about USD 285 million. Out of the total amount, the Aldwych international from the UK, International Finance Corporation (IFC) alongside six telecoms were providing USD 18 million.

To date, the Singida Wind Power Project In Tanzania has not given any progress status updates. Thus, it is presumably, considered to have stalled. The project’s development included the construction of a substation. In addition to the installation of generators, wind turbines, and converters.

Wind Power for Tanzania — EWB SWE

Reported On 12 March 2015

50 MW Wind power project in Tanzania to cost more than US$ 132m

Tanzania is at a progressive stage in plans for erecting a mega wind power project in Singida town by 2016. The construction will cost more than US$132m for the first phase. The wind farm will generate up to 50 MW of power to be channeled to the national grid.

National Development Corporation (NDC) Head of Energy and Infrastructure development, Mr. Pascal Malesa said that they are already in the final implementing stages. Moreover, the production of power will commence next year.

“It will be a relief to the government as it will not have to spend money to buy fuel for the turbines during power shortages,” Malesa added. This initiative also has the potential to generate at least US$ 23m annually for the country.

The Exim Bank of China last year in September agreed to loan the Tanzania government money for financing the massive development. DC, Tanesco, and Power Pool East Africa Limited have partnered in the project, known as Geo Wind Power Tanzania Limited (Geo Wind), and own 60 percent, 20 percent, and 20 percent respectively.

In the first phase, the generated capacity will be about 50MW of power. After the completion of the second phase, it will potentially reach about 150MW of power. 

Tanzania is experiencing a growth in demand for power by 50 MW a year. Partly due to expanding mining undertakings in the northern and southern regions. The wind farm in Singida will see many industries now have access to locally-generated electricity.

China’s Dalian International Group was chosen to develop the wind power project. Tanzania made an announcement, last year that it would construct a 5000MW geothermal power plant at Lake Ngozi in Mbeya at the cost of US$300m and that the project would start this year.