TANESCO refloats tender for 600 MW of coal projects

21 November 2018 Week 46 Issue 182

Tanzania Electric Supply Co. (TANESCO) has floated a fresh tender seeking developers to build coal-fired power projects with a total capacity of 600 MW after the previous cancellation of the bidding process.

“TANESCO is pleased to present this opportunity to prospective developers to  undertake feasibility study, finance, build, own, operate and transfer coal power projects of a capacity not less than 150 MW and not more than 300 MW in one location,” the tender said.

The company said it intended to procure power from a set of Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) turbines by 2020.

TANESCO early this month cancelled three tenders for development of coal-fired, solar and wind power generation projects. The company did not give any reasons, merely blaming “unavoidable circumstances.”

The new tender further stated that the companies that submitted bids earlier, such as Edenville Energy and Kibo Energy, are advised to participate in the new bidding process.  

Edenville Energy CEO Edenville Energy chief executive said: “The company will examine the newly released Tanesco documents and determine whether to retain our original submission or submit new documentation by 7 December.”

Kibo Mining CEO Louis Coetzee said his company would participate in the bidding. “We will collect the amended RFQ documents forthwith to ensure that the tender qualification document which we submitted on 19 October 2018 complies with any new requirements.

We are looking forward to a prompt conclusion of the entire tender process.”

Edenville submitted an initial bid to construct a 135-MW mine-mouth power plant in its Rukwa coal block, while Kibo Energy placed bid to develop a 300-MW plant in its Mbeya coal concession.

Both blocks are located in western part of Tanzania.

In addition, TANESCO floated fresh tenders top develop 200 MW of wind capacity and 150 MW of solar project at various locations in Tanzania.

Edited by

Richard Lockhart


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