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Old January 19th, 2011, 02:25 PM   #1
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Tanzania: 100 MW Wind Power

THE current power deficit in the national grid is expected to be reduced by 10 per cent by 2014, following Sino-Tan Renewable Energy Limited company’s move to harness alternative wind energy that will generate100 Megawatts.

Sino-Tan Renewable Energy Ltd is associated with MCC 20-Hainan International from China and Norks Vind Energi from Norway whereby 50 per cent of the investment is from Norway, 36 and 14 per cent from local and China, respectively.

Speaking at the project feasibility study report presentation in Dar es Salaam on Tuesday, the Acting Commissioner for Energy in the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, Mr Hosea Mbise, said that power produced in the country was insufficient and that by 2033 the country was expected to have more than 6000 Megawatts as they have started initiatives to get power from wind.

The chairman and the founder of Sino Tan Renewable Energy Ltd, Mr Alex Lema, said the investment cost of the project, according to the feasibility study, would stand at about 150 million US dollars.

Mr Lema said the wind power source was more consistent and less expensive compared to hydro sources. “During the dry season when production from hydro sources is at its lowest, production from wind is at its peak.

This is a natural phenomenon that should be exploited fully,” said Mr Lema. Mr Fokas Daniel from the Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO), objected to the price per unit suggested earlier by Mr Lema which was 7.8 cents per unit saying that the price was pegged higher.

But Mr Lema however said that the final price will be discussed and agreed upon by the firm, EWURA, TANESCO and the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA). Meanwhile, NORPLAN Energy Manager Jan-Olav Oederud said the project was meant to rescue Tanzania from persistent power shortage which the country has been enduring.

“If Tanzania government through the Ministry of Energy and Minerals works closely with this project, I believe it will be more beneficial and production of electricity will rise tremendously to thousands megawatts unlike now where we are talking on hundreds megawatts,” said Mr Jan-Olav.

The company was incorporated in Tanzania on May 14, 2005 and obtained a TIC certificate of incentive No. 120011 issued on April 30, 2007.

Search for wind data were carried out at Same District in Kilimanjaro region where an automatic weather station was erected in 2004. After 18 months the wind data obtained was not good enough to warrant the establishment of the project and they had to move to Makambako in Njombe District, Iringa region and put up a weather station.

The initial wind data obtained between 2006 and 2008 was excellent for the purpose, according to the presentation, and has been consistent to date.

According to the feasibility study conducted, the project was favourable as it will assist in saving costs in hydropower and importation of fuel to run diesel generators, citing IPTL which cost 500,000 litres per day.

The report adds that the project will keep the country free from environmental pollution and as a reward for not polluting the environment, the company earns 10 USD per ton.
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Old January 19th, 2011, 06:59 PM   #2
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this is great news tanzan
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Old January 19th, 2011, 11:34 PM   #3
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TanzaniteOne plans economic model for Tsavorite in Manyara
By ABDUEL ELINAZA, 19th January 2011 @ 11:00, Total Comments: 0, Hits: 54

TanzaniteOne, the producer and processor of the coloured gemstone, is working towards establishing an economic model for a potential tsavorite mine in Manyara region.

The company said through a press release that a maiden Joint Ore Reserve Committee (JORC) compliant inferred resource of between 18.2million tonnes and 24.9 million tonnes of tsavorite.

This is an indicated resource of about 2.1 million tonnes to 5.2 million tonnes of the green gemstone variety of grossular garnet located within the inferred resource area.

Tsavorite which is a brilliant beautiful vivid green colour, is bright and lively with a high refractive index, durability and clarity. The project is located 20 km from the company's producing tanzanite mine.

The firm's Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr Bernard Olivier, said that, having successfully delineated a maiden resource to JORC compliant standards, the company would now work towards establishing an economic model for a potential tsavorite mine.

"We expect to provide a further resource update during the second quarter of 2011 following the next phase of the bulk sampling programme scheduled in the coming months," Mr Oliver said in release issued recently.

The JORC compliant study reported that an average tsavorite grade of 1.6 carat per loose cubic metre has been recorded for the indicated resource. A further estimated 1.4 million and 3.5 million carat of tsavorite is located in the indicated resource only.

The resource study activities conducted on the project during late 2009 and 2010 included a total of 164 drill holes, with a combined depth of 3180m, and covers about 50 per cent of the project.

Tsavorite was first discovered in 1968 in Lemshuku, North East of Tanzania. In 1974, the new gemstone was introduced to the world market by Tiffany & Co in New York and named 'Tsavorite,' after the famous nearby 'Tsavo National Park' game reserve in Kenya.

The price per carat of tsavorite is approximately two to four times higher than tanzanite and roughly a quarter of the price of emerald.

TanzaniteOne is the largest and most scientifically advanced miner and supplier of rough tanzanite, a unique position that affords it the opportunity to support and influence the entire channel, from mine to market, ensuring that maximum stakeholder value is achieved at each stage of the process.
http://www.dailynews.co.tz/business/...4&cat=business
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Old January 20th, 2011, 02:46 PM   #4
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this is great news tanzan
it is great news in general that we will add 100 MW into the national grid line. But It will only reduce the current power deficit by 10% by 2014. that means there will always be power deficit still going on and on top of that demand would have increased by 2014. I think the 10% reduction of power deficit by 2014 is factored by this 100 mw windmill project only.

I am still frastrated we got Dowan 100 MW GE plant sitting idle due court squabbles. It is a shame we facing power rationing due lack of 40 MW while that plant can be switched on tomorrow and feed 100 MW in to national grid.
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Old January 21st, 2011, 09:21 PM   #5
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How many power projects do you guys have u/c or planned? 10% reduction isn't that big.
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Old January 22nd, 2011, 03:56 AM   #6
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I am still frastrated we got Dowan 100 MW GE plant sitting idle due court squabbles. It is a shame we facing power rationing due lack of 40 MW while that plant can be switched on tomorrow and feed 100 MW in to national grid.
wow, i would be frustrated too. the country is suffering because of the courts? aaagghh!!! it makes no sense why a a good 100MW plant should lie idle because of the courts

gotta a question for you,

how much is the geothermal energy potential of TZ? how well/badly has it been exploited? are there any plans to exploit geothermal energy more?
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Old January 22nd, 2011, 04:25 AM   #7
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At least you guys are doing something with your power deficits. Way to go Tanzania.

I'm telling you that if your Congolese for the last 15 years. You'll be very old because of being fulstrations.

Look at the sites identified as we speak, but nothing going on
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Old January 22nd, 2011, 04:30 AM   #8
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Much much more needs to be done! Are there any rivers in TZ? Are there any planned hydropower projects? How about solar power? 10% is very little. There should always be a surplus.
The government needs to invest in 300-400 MW projects, not the mini ones.
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Old January 22nd, 2011, 05:52 AM   #9
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They mean 10% just for this ONE project guys. There are MANY more in the pipeline.
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Old December 8th, 2011, 06:33 AM   #10
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First windpower project gets licensed

TANZANIA LICENSES FIRST EVER WINDPOWER PROJECT PROPOSAL
News have come in overnight from Dar es Salaam that the first major renewable energy project, a proposal to construct a 100 MW windpower farm in the Singida region of Tanzania, has been licensed to go ahead. Wind East Africa Ltd. is now in a position to secure funding for their project and go through the various final stages of regulatory approvals and environmental and social impact assessments and reports much of which has already been prepared in order to get licensed. With that document now at hand, this is considered to be just part of the due process, before construction can begin and power can flow into the national grid by around 2014, after securing project finance from development partners like the World Bank and other global financial institutions.
Only recently did a related article here refer to the glaring absence of renewable energy sources in the countrys current power generation set up, something repeatedly pointed out by global and regional energy experts, many of whom are considering Tanzania as a country with a significant renewable energy potential sourcing solar power and wind power.
Across the border in Kenya, one such windpower farm is already operating in the Ngong Hills outside Nairobi, and being expanded as it is while two new plants of 300 and 350 MW respectively have been sanctioned in Northern Kenya, one of which is now already in the procurement and pre-construction phase.
Kenya also serves as an example for the use of geothermal energy, which is equally being dramatically expanded beyond the present station near Mt. Longonot to the Menengai Crater area outside Nakuru, which has prompted Uganda too to more seriously search for suitable locations, and Tanzania is also known to have significant geothermal potential, yet like solar and windpower not exploited at this stage at all.
Green power for a green future, that is the way to go and maybe can spare the Stieglers Gorge in the Selous Game Reserve after all, when it becomes clear what true potential renewable energy sources hold for the country in the future.

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http://wolfganghthome.wordpress.com/...gets-licensed/
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Old December 8th, 2011, 01:39 PM   #11
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TANZANIA LICENSES FIRST EVER WINDPOWER PROJECT PROPOSAL
News have come in overnight from Dar es Salaam that the first major renewable energy project, a proposal to construct a 100 MW windpower farm in the Singida region of Tanzania, has been licensed to go ahead. Wind East Africa Ltd. is now in a position to secure funding for their project and go through the various final stages of regulatory approvals and environmental and social impact assessments and reports much of which has already been prepared in order to get licensed. With that document now at hand, this is considered to be just part of the due process, before construction can begin and power can flow into the national grid by around 2014, after securing project finance from development partners like the World Bank and other global financial institutions.
Only recently did a related article here refer to the glaring absence of renewable energy sources in the countrys current power generation set up, something repeatedly pointed out by global and regional energy experts, many of whom are considering Tanzania as a country with a significant renewable energy potential sourcing solar power and wind power.
Across the border in Kenya, one such windpower farm is already operating in the Ngong Hills outside Nairobi, and being expanded as it is while two new plants of 300 and 350 MW respectively have been sanctioned in Northern Kenya, one of which is now already in the procurement and pre-construction phase.
Kenya also serves as an example for the use of geothermal energy, which is equally being dramatically expanded beyond the present station near Mt. Longonot to the Menengai Crater area outside Nakuru, which has prompted Uganda too to more seriously search for suitable locations, and Tanzania is also known to have significant geothermal potential, yet like solar and windpower not exploited at this stage at all.
Green power for a green future, that is the way to go and maybe can spare the Stieglers Gorge in the Selous Game Reserve after all, when it becomes clear what true potential renewable energy sources hold for the country in the future.

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http://wolfganghthome.wordpress.com/...gets-licensed/
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