EPT – Rukwa Coal to Power Plant 300 MW – Tanzania - Project Profile
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Edenville Power Tanzania (EPT) a subsidiary of Edenville Energy plc (EDL) plans to undertake the construction of a coal-to-power plant in Rukwa, Tanzania.
The project involves the construction of a 300MW coal-fired power plant, which is planned to be implemented in two phases.
The first phase includes the construction of a power plant with two 60MW units. The second phase with 180MW.
It includes the construction of a powerhouse, substations, water cooling units, access roads and related infrastructure, the installation of turbines, generators and transformers, and the laying of transmission lines.
In June 2014, EDL received a non-binding expression of interest (EoI) from undisclosed potential firms for the project development.
In November 2014, Lahmeyer International (India) Pvt. Ltd, a subsidiary of Lahmeyer International GmbH, was appointed as study consultant for a feasibility study to explore and assess the viability of converting EDL’s coal resources to a power generating project.
On March 2, 2015, EDL finalized a financial model of the proposed plans, thereby considering the project as an integrated commercial entity, with profits generated by the sale of electricity from a coal-fired power station.
EDL appointed Cantor Fitzgerald Europe as legal adviser and International Finance Corporation (IFC) Advisory as a financial adviser.
In June 2015, EDL commenced geophysical survey work.
In July 2015, project concept note (PCN) of the formal review process, had been reviewed and accepted by the Tanzania Electric Supply Company (Tanesco).
On December 1, 2015, EDL signed a collaboration agreement with Runh Power Corp Ltd for Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contract to develop the power plant component of the Project.
On February 23, 2016, the project received a mining license from the Tanzanian government.
Tansheq Ltd has been appointed as the environmental consultant, SGS as the inspection and testing consultant and Sound Mining Solution (Pty) Ltd (SMS) as a mining consultant.
In July 2016, Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) work commenced and preparations for bulk sampling completed.
In August 2016, bulk sampling works commenced and completed in September 2016.
In October 2016, EPT is working on the financial viability of the project and waiting for the results of bulk sampling.
In January 2017, trial mining commenced on the 120MW Phase I of the project.
On January 23, 2017, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between EPT with Sinohydro Corporation of China (Sinohydro) for the co-development of the project and the contract is valid for 18 months until 19 July 2018. Sinohydro will act as EPC contractor; it will conduct Bankable Feasibility Study for the Project, and also assist EPD in exploring development capital from the various sources.
In March 2017, Edenville appointed an unnamed consultant coal processing engineer and consultant mining engineer to oversee the mining development and efficient operation of the project. Subsequently, LOI and EOI have been received from several parties to purchase coal from the operating mine on a long-term basis.
In May 2017, EPT received preliminary approval for phase one and also received approvals to upgrade and, where necessary, to build access road that will connect the site.
EDL received a formal request from the Ministry of Energy and Minerals of Tanzania (MEM) to proceed with the development.
Planning Authority: Tanzania Ministry of Energy and Minerals
Study Consultant: Lahmeyer International (India) Pvt. Ltd
Legal Adviser: Cantor Fitzgerald Europe
Financial Adviser: International Finance Corporation
EPC Contract: Runh Power Corp Ltd, and Sinohydro Corporation of China
Environmental Consultant: Tansheq Ltd
Inspection and Testing consultant: SGS, Sound Mining Solution (Pty) Ltd
The project involves the construction of a 300MW coal-fired power plant in Mkomolo, Rukwa region, Tanzania.
The US$525 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of a powerhouse
2. Construction of substations
3. Construction of water cooling units
4. Construction of access roads
5. Installation of turbines
6. Installation of transformers and generators
7. Laying of transmission lines
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