TEL/Sinohydro – Ngaka Power Station 270 MW – Tanzania - Project Profile
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Tancoal Energy Limited (TEL) in a joint-venture with Sinohydro Corporation Ltd (Sinohydro), are planning to construct the Mbalawala Power Station project in Ruvuma region, Tanzania.
The project involves the construction of a 270MW coal-fired power plant. It includes the construction of coal storage and washing units, coal-burning units, ash collectors, water storage units, steam condenser units, a power house to install the turbines, substations, and the installation of generators and transformers, and the laying of an 80km transmission lines to Songea.
The project is being developed under Public–private partnership (PPP) mode.
In March 2012, IEC signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited (TANESCO) to develop the project with the capacity of 120MW. However, in March 2013, the MoU was extended and the capacity was increased to 200MW.
TEL has commenced engineering work stream, delivered concept and pre-feasibility paper to TANESCO, completed grid feasibility studies, conceptual plant designs and fatal flaw analysis on the proposed project.
IEC is considering third party equity partners to assist in funding the next phases of development through to financial close. IEC is also investigating options to partner with EPC contractors and O&M operator.
In November 2013, the company is negotiating a Power Purchase Agreement with the government and TANESCO.
In November 2015, IEC signed an MoU with Sinohydro Corporation Ltd to complete a feasibility study as well as a financing proposal for the project.
On February 29, 2016, EOI was issued for the provision of consultancy services to carry out feasibility study and Preparation of tender document for the project with submission end date May 26, 2016.
On May 30, 2016, RFP was issued for the provision of consultancy services to carry out feasibility study.
In October 2016, IEC has signed the MOU with Sinohydro to establish a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to undertake the joint development of the 270 MW Ngaka coal-fired power station in Tanzania.
The Ngaka power station is designed as a 2 x 135 MW Pulverised Coal Injection plant and is expected to consume up to 1.2 million tonnes of high quality coal per year from Tancoal’s northern coal field.
The project involves the construction of a 270MW coal-fired power plant at Tancoal mine of Mbalawala block, in Mbinga district, Ruvuma region, Tanzania.
The US$236 million project includes the following: