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. Later the plant was proposed to be 50 MW and gas-fired.


The map below shows 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 states it will be 50 MW.[3]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Dangote Cement
  • Parent company: Dangote Industries
  • Location: Mtwara Town, Mtwara, Tanzania
  • Coordinates: -10.273611, 40.182778 (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:

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