Major project for Tanzania


CONCO is due to soon complete a major turnkey project undertaken for Tanzanian electricity supply authority Tanesco, whereby it has been constructing and rehabilitating several substations in the Kilimanjaro and Arusha areas of the country. The main objective of the project is to improve the quality and reliability of the power supply of Tanesco’s 33/11 kV distribution system and to capture the unmet power demands in the main supply centres of Arusha and Kilimanjaro.

This World Bank funded Tanzania Energy Development and Access Project (TEDAP) required that the company adhere to IEC standards. Equipment was imported from manufacturers in Spain, India, Germany, France, Italy and South Africa to meet the high standards. It has been a logistical challenge to manage and co-ordinate a project of this nature, particularly with all substations being constructed in parallel,and in most cases, within the existing live substations. The substations were designed from the ground up, and varying soil conditions and altitude meant that each substation was not merely a replication of each other; as each site layout was different.

Contact Clive Pillay, CONCO, Tel 011 805-4281,


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