Mtwara Cement power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Mtwara Cement power station was a proposed 75-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Mtwara, Tanzania.

A 50 MW primarily gas-fired power station is underway in its place.


The map below shows Dangote operations near Mtwara Town, the approximate location for the power station.

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In 2014, Dangote Industries applied for a license to build a 75-megawatt coal-fired plant in Tanzania. The plant would power a 3 million tonne per annum cement factory which began operating in 2015.[1]

In 2015, it was reported the plant would be gas-fired.[2] However, the plant will use coal when gas is not available. Its ESIA stated it would be 50 MW.[3] The gas plant is expected to be completed in 2021.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Dangote Cement
  • Parent company: Dangote Industries
  • Location: Mtwara Town, Mtwara, Tanzania
  • Coordinates: -10.257413, 40.041234 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled (will be primarily a gas plant)
  • Gross Capacity: 75 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Start date:
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: Mbinga coal mine
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. "Nigeria's Dangote Cement to start production in Tanzania," Reuters, May 4, 2015
  2. "Tanzania: Mtwara Cement Plant to Offer 10,000 Jobs," All Africa, January 14, 2015
  3. ESIA, Dangote Cement, July 2017
  4. [,109632968-bre "Dangote Cement hopes new Mtwara power plant will boost production,"] African Intelligence, January 1, 2021

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