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Natural gas infrastructure projects close to completion

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Tanzania natural gas projects nearing completion

In Tanzania, three natural gas infrastructure projects, commissioned by the Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC), are nearing completion after the official commissioning of the project in August 2015.

The board chairman of TPDC said: “We are happy with the progress of the project and satisfied with the quality, which is of international standard just like the project itself.

“We have been assured by our contractors and project consultants that the pipeline can transport natural gas without jeopardising health and safety of any human being and/or living organism along the pipeline.”

Natural gas projects

The project includes a natural gas processing plant in Songo Songo Island (140 mmscfd), a natural gas processing plant in Madimba (210 mmscfd), and a natural gas transportation pipeline (542 km), resources and energy specialists WorleyParsons said in a statement.

WorleyParsons was appointed by the TPDC for project management, covering engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of the natural gas projects.

The resources and energy company are working alongside China Petroleum Technology and Development Corporation (CPTDC), the main contractor for construction.

Once the project is completed, it will connect the development fields of Mnazi Bay, Songo Songo, Kiliwani, Mkuranga, Ntorya and shallow water gas discoveries.

“Following official commissioning of the project in August 2015, natural gas will start to flow from Mtwara to Dar es Salaam. In Dar es Salaam, the gas will fire up a gas turbine for power generation at Kinyerezi I, owned by Tanzania Electricity Supply Company”, WorleyParsons said in a statement.

Natural gas project objectives

The project aims to deliver a reliable and affordable power supply to Tanzanian industries, which are key drivers in developing and growing the economy.

“To secure domestic obligation and maximise opportunities on the natural gas value chain, TPDC intends supplying natural gas for domestic use as well as CNG for motor vehicles”, WorleyParsons said in a statement.

Ashley Theron
Ashley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa.