The Ngaka Coal Power Station is 270MW coal fired power project. It is planned in Ruvuma, Tanzania. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2022.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Thermal 270 270 Permitting Ruvuma, Tanzania Sinohydro; Tancoal Energy


The project is being developed by Sinohydro and Tancoal Energy. Intra Energy and National Development Corporation, Tanzania are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 70% and 30% respectively.

It is a integrated gasification combined cycle (igcc) power plant. The fuel will be procured from Tancoal mine.

The project cost is expected to be around $400m.

Development Status

Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2022.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project will be sold to Tanzania Electric Supply under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors Involved

Sinohydro is expected to render EPC services for the coal fired power project.

About Sinohydro

Sinohydro Corp Ltd (Sinohydro), a subsidiary of Power Construction Corporation of China, is a state-owned engineering and construction company executing large- and medium-scale hydropower projects. Its portfolio of services includes general construction; engineering, procurement and construction (EPC); and investment. The company carries out the construction of water conservancy, hydropower stations, power, transportation, civil work, mining, and real estate projects. The company also offers project financing, design, implementation, and operation of infrastructures such as power, transportation, civil work, mining, and real estate. The company has regional offices in several countries across Asia-Pacific, Africa, America, Eurasia, West Asia, and North Africa. Sinohydro is headquartered in Beijing, China.

About Tancoal Energy

Tancoal Energy Ltd. is a joint venture company established in Tanzania between the National Development Corporation (NDC) and Pacific Corporation East Africa (PCEA), the Tanzanian subsidiary of Atomic Resources Ltd of Australia. Presently, it engaged with Constructing the 400 MW IGCC power plant, located in the Ngaka (Mbalawala) region of the Ruvuma district of southwest Tanzania. Tancoal Energy Ltd. headquartered at Tanzania, the United Republic Of Tanzania.


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