Under Construction
Country Sector Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Title Commitment in UA Status Signature Date
Multinational Power Sovereign Multinational - Nigeria-Niger-Benin-Burkina Faso Power Interconnection Project 36,500,000 Implementation
Djibouti Power Sovereign Djibouti – Geothermal Exploration Project in the Lake Assal Region 10,740,000 Implementation
Multinational Power Sovereign Multinational - Projet d’interconnexion électrique Cameroun- Tchad (composante Tchad) 27,500,000 Implementation
Madagascar Power Sovereign Madagascar - Etude de faisabilité du projet de renforcement et d'interconnexion des réseaux de transport d'énergie électrique 1,000,000 Implementation
Multinational Power Sovereign Multinational - 225KV Guinea-Mali Electricity Interconnection Project 30,000,000 Implementation
Multinational Power Sovereign Multinational - 225KV Guinea-Mali Electricity Interconnection Project 30,000,000 Implementation
Mali Power Sovereign Mali - Mini Hydropower Plants and Related Distribution Networks Development Project (PDM-Hydro) 20,000,000 Implementation


Tanzania’s RUFIJI hydroelectric project handed over to Arab Contractors

CategoryPress Releases
CountryUnited Republic of Tanzania
TagsEnergy Access, Finance and Investment

RUFIJI hydroelectric power generation project’s construction site and its supporting infrastructure has officially been handed over to the contractors-Arab Contractors and El Sewedy Electric.

Energy Minister Dr Medard Kalemani confirmed the reports and said the project whose deal was sealed in December last year, is expected to produce 2,115MW of electricity that will be added to the national grid and guarantee adequate power supply for domestic and commercial uses.

RUFIJI hydroelectric power generation project

The energy Minister anticipates that the US $2.9m project  would act as a solution to all power challenges in the country and urged the contractors to watch the agreed standards to ensure the project’s durability and positive changes to the country’s economy.

“The government expects to see all projects completed on time, so the contractors have to walk the talk. The government will provide all necessities to have the work done,” said the minister.

Upon the project completion in the next three years, Tanzania will become the leading power producer and supplier in East Africa, with Rufiji project becoming the fourth biggest dam in Africa.

Africa’s largest dam is Ethiopia’s Renaissance, which is under construction, with 6,450MW expected upon completion in 2022. Mambira Dam in Nigeria, follows second with 3,050MW ahead of Ethiopian Shaika Dam that produces 2,160MW. The Aswan Dam in Egypt, with 2,100MW comes fifth in the ranking, beating Raula Dam in Angola, which produces 2,066M, according to Dr Kalemani.

Photo credit: Construction Review Online