Norplan awarded contract for Kakono Hydro Power Project in Tanzania

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Norplan on behalf of Multiconsult AS has been awarded a large contract for the Feasibility and ESIA Studies for Kakono Hydropower and Transmission Line Project in Tanzania.

The contract entails the feasibility study of a new power plant and transmission line in Kagera River in Tanzania. The assignment will be implemented in cooperation with Norplan`s local partner company Norplan Tanzania and JØSOK Prosjekt AS from Norway.

The planned installed capacity of the plant is 53 MW and the services for consist of full Feasibility and Environment and Social Impact Assessment studies of both the power plant and the transmission lines. With a value of around 15 million SEK (US$ 4.8 million), the study is scheduled for completion in 2014.

“We are looking forward to working with TANESCO for this project. Norplan has more than 30 years’ experience from hydropower development in Tanzania and it is exciting to be part of Tanzania`s energy sector development in the future” commented Anders Gustav Pettersen, Division Manager, Hydropower.

The study will be financed by Tanzania Electric Supply Company Ltd. (TANESCO) through a grant from Sweden through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and the overall project objective is to supply electric power from the Kakono hydropower station to the National grid and therefore provide stability of power supply in the North West Grid to ensure stable supply of power in the Lake zone.

For more information, please contact Anders Gustav Pettersen at email: agp@norplan.com

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