40MW Gas power to Tanzania

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40 MW of gas powered generation by Aggreko to fulfill Tanzania hydro-power shortfall

- Power shortages in Tanzania as a result of extended drought

- Aggreko deliver 40MW of gas power ten days ahead of schedule 

- Prompt power delivery helps to sustain economic growth in the country

Aggreko plc, the world leader in the provision of temporary power and temperature control services, is supplying Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO) 40 MW of gas-powered generation. The contract for power supply was awarded to Aggreko and is part of emergency measures being implemented to avert a prolonged shortage of electricity supply resulting from an extended drought.

Aggreko designed and supplied a full turnkey gas power solution to TANESCO, including equipment mobilization, installation, operation, servicing and maintenance of the project. The equipment, part of Aggreko’s fleet of gas powered generators, was supplied with transformers, switchboards and a fully stocked onsite store with all spares and consumables required for the 2 year project duration.

TANESCO, the company responsible for generating and distributing electricity to customers in Tanzania and Zanzibar, awarded the contract to Aggreko due to its ability to achieve the delivery deadline and its commitment to provide 24-hour support service.

Aggreko supplied the Gas Power solution to TANESCO in two phases. Generators were transported from Aggreko International’s headquarters in Jebel Ali, UAE for phase one which became operational on October 18th 2006. Equipment for the second phase was airlifted to the site from Aggreko’s holding facility in Europe due to the urgent need of power locally. This enabled Aggreko to supply the full 40MW on December 7th, 10 days earlier than stated in the Emergency Supply Agreement with TANESCO. Aggreko’s own in house experienced technicians and engineers installed the project in accordance to the ISO 9001:2000 audited procedures and quality standards to ensure safety and reliability. The gas supply for the project is being supplied by the Songo Songo gas field offshore Tanzania.

Aggreko has diligently worked with TANESCO to ensure that both Phase 1 & Phase 2 were operational ahead of the commitment made by His Excellency the President to the people of Tanzania. This demonstrates the company’s flexibility and ability to rapidly respond to the client’s needs”, said Mr. Idris Rashidi, Managing Director, TANESCO.
“The contract with Aggreko will assist the government of Tanzania to re-establish economic activities that were affected by the shortage of electricity. Based on Aggreko’s tailor-made solution and previous track record, we are confident that they will continue to provide reliable power for us,” Mr. Rashidi added.

Patrick O’ Driscoll, Director Gas Power, Aggreko said, "Aggreko have made a major investment in making rental Gas Power solutions available to the market. Meeting our clients needs to take advantage of natural gas as an alternative fuel to diesel represents an extension of Aggreko’s existing range of power rental service.” 


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Jana Single
Aggreko International
PO Box 17576,
Jebel Ali,
United Arab Emirates

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