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RUBADA – Stiegler's Gorge Hydroelectric Power Plant 2100 MW – Tanzania - Project Profile

RUBADA – Stiegler's Gorge Hydroelectric Power Plant 2100 MW – Tanzania - Project Profile


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The Rufiji Basin Development Authority (RUBADA) is undertaking the Stiegler's Gorge Hydroelectric Power Plant project along the lower valley of Rufiji River in Tanzania.

The project involves the construction of a 2,100MW power plant. It includes the construction of a 400MW Station A in the first phase, 800MW Station B in the second phase and 900MW Station C in the third phase.

The project includes the construction of a 134m2 height saddle dams and cofferdams with total reservoir storage capacity of 34,000 Million m3 and length 100 Km covering an area of about 1,350km2, inlet and outlet tunnels, substations, a powerhouse to install turbines, the installation of transformers, generators and the laying of transmissions lines.

Energem Resources Inc. has provided US$1.2 million funding for study works of the third phase of the project.

On July 5, 2012, RUBADA signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Odebrecht International, a construction company to develop the project under Public Private Partnership (PPP) basis.

The signing of the MoU allows the Odebrecht to start reviewing feasibility studies in the first stage; designing and environmental impact assessment (EIA) in the second stage while the third stage will be the commencement of construction.

NORCONSULT has been appointed as study consultant and ARMS on Environment Ltd as lead consultant for the project.

Odebrecht in collaboration with Rubada will mobilize financial resources from Brazilian sources (Brazil-Africa line of credit) including from the government of Tanzania.

In the fourth quarter of 2012, NORCONSULT completed feasibility study activities and submitted a project report to the concern authorities and the final experts report on the project.

In October 2014, the project secured approval from the Government of Tanzania.

In June 2016, Feasibility studies on the project completed.

On August 30, 2017, RUBADA issued a tender to appoint a design build contractor for the project with a submission deadline on October 16, 2017.

Tender activities are underway, simultaneously, the project is facing delay due to the protests from wildlife conservationists.


The project involves the construction of a power plant with power generation capacity of 2,100MW on Rufiji River in Tanzania.

The US$2,600 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of a 400MW power station in the first phase

2. Construction of an 800MW power station in the second phase

3. Construction of a 900MW power station in the third phase

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