24th October, 2011 Ubungo, Tanzania: Aggreko, the world leader in the provision of temporary power plants and temperature control services, officially inaugurated two 50 MW power plants, located at Ubungo and Tegeta, at a special ceremony with Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO) on Monday, 24th October. The power plant inauguration was attended by senior officials from both companies and with a guest of honour, Hon. Adam Kighoma Ali Malima, Deputy Minister of Energy and Minerals for the Government of Tanzania.
Guests were welcomed by TANESCO’s Deputy Managing Director, Boniface Njombe, and Kash Pandya, Managing Director, Aggreko International. Adam Kighoma Ali Malima provided the keynote speech, discussing the importance of the power plants in helping to support the rapid economic growth of Tanzania.
As more than two-thirds of Tanzania’s electricity comes from hydro-powered power plants, recent droughts in East Africa have heavily affected the amount of electricity being produced, resulting in regular load shedding and power rationing. Aggreko was awarded the contract to provide 100 MW of power to TANESCO in June 2011, and has been working closely with the company in order to deliver the power plants as quickly as possible. Both power plants were fully commissioned by October 20th, significantly in advance of the contracted commissioning dates.
Boniface Njombe, Deputy Managing Director, TANESCO, said: “This is a significant milestone in the future economic growth of the country. It provides us with the necessary resources to fuel the increasing demand for power, as we work towards a long-term solution for power generation and distribution.”
Kash Pandya, Managing Director, Aggreko International, added: “Aggreko has worked closely with TANESCO and the Ministry of Energy and Minerals in order to provide a fully comprehensive solution, quickly and efficiently. Having delivered power plants to TANESCO between 2006 and 2008, we are delighted to be working with the team once again.”