Ubungo II Thermal Power Station

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Ubungo II Thermal Power Station
Ubungo II Thermal Power Station
Map of Tanzania showing the location of Ubungo Thermal Power Station
Official nameUbungo II Thermal Power Station
CountryTanzania
LocationUbungo, Dar es Salaam
Coordinates 6°47′40″S39°12′30.5″E / 6.79444°S 39.208472°E / -6.79444; 39.208472 Coordinates: 6°47′40″S39°12′30.5″E / 6.79444°S 39.208472°E / -6.79444; 39.208472
StatusOperational
Construction began2011
Commission date 2012
Owner(s) TANESCO
Operator(s)Tanzania Electric Supply Co.
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Natural gas
Power generation
Units operational3 x 34 MW
Make and model Siemens GT-1 SGT-800 (Gas)
Nameplate capacity 100 MW
External links
Website www.tanesco.co.tz
Secretary Clinton Delivers Remarks at the Ubungo Power Plant in Tanzania Secretary Clinton Delivers Remarks at the Symbion Power Plant.jpg
Secretary Clinton Delivers Remarks at the Ubungo Power Plant in Tanzania

Ubungo II Thermal Power Station was an extension to the Ubungo I Power Station and began commercial operations in 2012. The power-plant is located in Ubungo, Dar-es-salaam and has an installed capacity of 100 megawatts (130,000 hp). [1]

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History

Symbion Power already had extensive electrification contracts within Tanzania. Symbion helped build a power plant in May 2011 and was operational in under one month. The introduction of the Symbion Power Plant to the Tanzanian electricity helped alleviate the problems experienced in the country caused by severe power shedding. Symbion's projects were funded by the Government of the United States through the Millennium Challenge Corporation. [2]

The Power plant was handed over to the Tanzania Electric Supply Company in June 2011 and TANESCO planned to convert the current power plant to a permanent facility. [2] TANESCO awarded Jacobsen Elektro AS from Norway to construct the Ubungo II Gas Based Power Plant. Jacobsen ordered three SGT-800 gas turbines from Siemens with a total capacity of 100 megawatts (130,000 hp). [3]

The Ubungo II Gas Based Power Plant was constructed in 14 months and began operations on 1 July 2012. [4] Unlike the Ubungo I plant, this plant is owned and operated entirely by TANESCO. However the gas for this plant is still obtained by Songas. [5]

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