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Dongfang wins order for a 2.1 GW hydropower project in Tanzania

12 Jun 2020

China's Dongfang International has signed a contract to supply turbines generator units and supporting equipment for the construction of the 2,115 MW Julius Nyerere hydropower project in Tanzania. As of April 2020, the US$3.6bn project, which is also known as the Stiegler’s Gorge hydropower project, was 78% complete. According to the government of Tanzania, the construction of the 2,115 MW Julius Nyerere hydropower project is scheduled for completion by June 2022.

Located in Stiegler’s Gorge in Morogoro Region (centre-east of Tanzania), the dam is being built on the Rufiji River by an Egyptian consortium of  construction company Arab Contractors (55%) and manufacturing corporation El Sewedy Electric (45%). The project, which was proposed since the 1980s, is very controversial since it is located in the Selous Game Reserve, a Unesco World Heritage Site.

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