Ubungo Natural Gas-Fired Power Plant - Tanzania

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Client: Jacobsen Electro
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of Tanzania 

POWER designed the balance of plant for a new 100 MW simple-cycle natural gas-fired power plant at Ubungo, Tanzania. POWER was the engineering subcontractor to the Norwegian construction firm Jacobsen Electro AS, which held the Engineer, Procure, Construction (EPC) contract with the Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO). The project was financed by the Tanzanian government. The plant was designed around three Siemens SGT-800 generating units and was constructed on an existing generating site 16 kilometers west of Dar es Salaam. Each unit is capable of producing 40 MW of electricity and each was installed with an 11 kV/132 kV transformer. POWER also designed an accompanying 132 kV switchyard extension to interconnect with the Ubungo Substation through a 350-meter-long 132 kV underground XLPE cable. POWER was responsible for the civil, structural, process, mechanical, plant electrical, control and instrumentation, switchyard, and underground cable design. During construction, we provided support to Jacobsen’s installation team.