October 14, 2021

Tanzanian Minister of Energy and Minerals meets with the JV leaders of Julius Nyerere Dam

Eng. Ahmed El Assar - Senior Vice Chairman of the Arab Contractors Company accompanied by Eng. Wael Hamdy – Senior Vice Chairman of Elsewedy Electric visited Julius Nyerere Dam and Hydropower Plant in Tanzania. The leaders of the JV started their visit after the meeting with Mr. January Makamba - Tanzanian Minister of Energy and Minerals. They discussed the current executive status of the project, the challenges and the procedures taken by the JV towards the realization of the project and the hopes of the Tanzanian brothers. The Tanzanian Minister of Energy affirmed the appreciation of the Tanzanian government and people for the efforts exerted by the JV with the full support of the Egyptian government, and pointed out that this constructive cooperation must continue for the success of the project. The meeting was attended by Mr. Maharage Chande – Managing Director of TANESCO, Eng. Stephen Manda - Ag. Deputy Managing Director - Investment of TANESCO, a number of leaders of the Tanzanian Ministry of Energy and TANESCO; Eng. Ayman Attia and Eng. Rafea Youssef – Deputy Managers of the JV, and Eng. Ibrahim Qamar - Manager of Government Relations for the JV. Eng. Ahmed El Assar and Wael Hamdy made an inspection visit to the work sites of the project, during which they were familiarized with the executive position of the project in its various sectors. The visit was attended by Eng. Mohammed Samaha - Manager of Civil Works, and Eng. Osama Shawkat and Eng. Ayman Abdo - Project Managers of Power House and Permanent Bridge and Eng. Khaled Badawi -Manager of Mechanical Affairs. It is noteworthy that the project aims at controlling the flood, generating power and preserving the environment. The project is about a main dam with total length 1025m at crest level and 131m height with a capacity to impound approximately 34 billion m3 of water. Besides, the construction of a hydropower plant with a capacity of 2115mw. The plant is located on Rufiji River in Selous Game Reserve at Morogoro area, South West of Dar es Salam (largest city and commercial capital of Tanzania). It will be the biggest plant in Tanzania with a capacity of 6307 MW/hour yearly; the generated power will be transferred by 400kv transmission lines to a substation where the generated power will be merged with the public power grid. In addition to these, the project includes the construction of 4 saddle dams for reservoir impounding of water. Besides, the main spillway is located on the center of the main dam, an emergency spillway and a tunnel with a length of 660m to divert the water of the river. In addition to the construction of 3 tunnels to transfer the water to the power plant, a permanent concrete bridge and 2 temporary bridges on Rufiji River. The civil works includes the construction of temporary and permanent access roads to ease movement and linking the project components.