Posted on : Tuesday , 27th January 2015

The Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) has said the construction work of the natural gas pipeline will be completed by the end of this February.

The completion of 542 km pipeline between Madimba –Mtwara and Dar es Salaam will save US $1 billion annually in heavy oil for electricity generation.
Acting TPDC Managing Director James Andilile said the major construction works have been completed by 97 percent, and that the works include front end engineering design, hazard operating studies, procurement and distribution of equipment, and installation of pipelines covering 506 km.
“Similarly, jobs like non - destructive testing, construction of inland gas pipeline, underground installation of pipes across Rufiji River, installation of fiber optic cable across the Rufiji River, laying and fixing of gas pipelines at a distance of 503 km and backfilling and construction of undersea gas pipelines from Somanga Fungu to Songosongo have largely been completed,” he added.
Other remaining tasks include; construction of 16 valve stations to connect gas pipelines in Mtwara, Lindi and Mkuranga for industrial and domestic uses, as well as construction of pumping stations at Kinyerezi and Tegeta in Dar es Salaam. The setting of hydro-static pressure tests and final procurement of equipment is set to be completed this month.
The project will help Tanzania fulfill some of the goals that are stipulated in the Tanzania Development Vision 2025.
These include the availability of a reliable electric power supply, expansion and increase of the industrial spectrum, cleaner environment, employment creation, extended natural gas usage, availability of clean water and the use of petrochemicals in Tanzania’s industries.





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