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Implementation Of The Project To Integrate Natural Gas For Domestic Use Is Gaining Momentum

It is three months now since the Minister of Energy Dr. Medard Kalemani when he officially launched the project to connect a large natural gas pipeline from Mtwara to Dar es Salaam with a small diameter pipeline from Ubungo to Mikocheni. Speaking at the launch, the Acting CEO of TPDC, Hon. Kapuulya Musomba clarified that the implementation of the project aims to increase the use of natural gas in the city of Dar es Salaam by connecting more customers for domestic and industrial use.

It is three months now since the Minister of Energy Dr. Medard Kalemani when he officially launched the project to connect a large natural gas pipeline from Mtwara to Dar es Salaam with a small diameter pipeline from Ubungo to Mikocheni. Speaking at the launch, the Acting CEO of TPDC, Hon. Kapuulya Musomba clarified that the implementation of the project aims to increase the use of natural gas in the city of Dar es Salaam by connecting more customers for domestic and industrial use.

The project involves the construction of a foundation for the installation of a pressure relief plant, the installation of pipelines, certification of pipelines, the extraction and supply of pipelines that will draw gas from the main pipeline, the installation of pipeline specifications and the construction of a passenger bridge. feet across the river Ubungo. Speaking on the implementation steps, Project Manager Ndg. Denice Byarushengo said “the project has made significant and significant steps where so far the construction of the foundation for the installation of the pressure reduction plant is 97% complete, the verification of the pipeline and the drilling of trenches for the pipelines has been completed by 76.8%. pipeline connection is 88.6% complete, piping and installation of pipelines 56.9%, six (6) pipeline passages have been installed and construction of a pedestrian bridge is 90% complete ”. In addition, the Project Manager added that the implementation of this project involves crossing the Ubungo River along the Ubungo Lakes and Mandela roads where so far the work of crossing the Ubungo River is 100% complete and the crossing of the Ubungo Lakes road is 50% complete while to cross Mandela Road if it is about to start.

For his part, the Acting CEO of TPDC, Hon. Kapuulya Musomba who made an inspection visit to the progress of the project yesterday expressed satisfaction with the work and quality of project implementation, Hon. Kapuulya said “despite the challenges, I am happy that the work is being done quickly and with the highest quality and it is my hope after talking to the contractor and the project manager that the project will be completed on time”.

The 7.8-kilometer natural gas pipeline project to Mikocheni with a capacity of 7.5 million cubic feet per day aims to connect Coca Cola Kwanza Ltd and BIDCO with about 1000 domestic customers who will be connected in phases. The project will enable the availability of sufficient natural gas in the Ubungo pipeline to Mikocheni via Sam Nujoma Road to supply gas to domestic customers in the areas of Ubungo, Shekilango, Mlalakuwa, University of Dar es Salaam, Sinza and Mikocheni. The contractor for this project is SINOMA from the People’s Republic of China and the project costs 4.2 billion Tanzanian shillings which is local funds from TPDC.

The project also provides opportunities for indigenous companies to provide a range of services including the sale of construction products such as plumbing where Plasco is currently the winner of the tender. The project contractor also has the opportunity to outsource the work to another contractor (sub-contracting) with the aim of stimulating indigenous participation in the oil and gas sector in the country.

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