Tanzania to invest $598m in gas-powered plants

Engineering News 27 July 2012.

Tanzania plans to invest a total $598-million in new natural gas-powered electricity plants in 2012/13, its Energy and Minerals minister said on Friday.

The east African country also aims to raise the royalty charged on the gas from the present 12.5% to an unspecified amount, Sospeter Muhongo told parliament.

Muhongo said the country, fast becoming an energy hub in the region, hopes to build two gas-powered plants to produce a total 630 MW of power…