10. Kilwa – Dar pipeline, Tanzania
The 530km gas pipeline, running from the coastal Mtwara region and Songo Songo in Kilwa district to Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania, has been all but completed this December. A few weeks ago the latest project status report indicated that only a 7km section remained to be completed.
The pipeline will be used to produce 3,900 MW of electricity through an installed capacity of 784 MMcf/d of gas (Millions of Cubic Feet Per Day). With the estimated gas reserves of 43 trillion cubic feet valued at around $430 billion, the cost of the project is believed to be in the range of $1.3 billion.
The pipeline is projected to decrease the costs of thermal electricity in the country from $0.34 to $0.12. The proponent of the pipeline, Wentworth Resources Limited, declared in a statement: “The project is the beginning of Tanzania’s future as a significant gas producing country and we are proud to be a partner in this endeavour.” (Completed in December 2014)
By: Mikolaj Radlicki