Location: Ubungo, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Capabilities: Gas Turbine
Timetable: Acquired Plant May 2011
Status: In Operation June 2011
The Symbion Power Plant was connected to the TANESCO grid on Friday, June 3, 2011. Symbion has done extensive testing of the turbines while supplying power to TANESCO, and the machines are functioning well. The introduction of the Symbion Power Plant to the Tanzanian electricity network will help alleviate the problems experienced in the country caused by severe power shedding.
In Tanzania, Symbion Power already has extensive electrification contracts that are funded by the U.S. Government through the Millennium Challenge Corporation, as well as the Tanzanian Rural Electrification Agency and TANESCO. Symbion’s work encompasses the construction of 3000km of overhead power lines and 26 substations across 8 regions in Tanzania and Zanzibar.