Wind power in Tanzania – Chinese firm to produce 600 MW from Singida wind energy plants

The company’s chief executive officer, Wang Hongjie, showed his interest on Monday in Beijing after meeting the Tanzanian delegation led by Industry, Trade and Marketing deputy minister Lazaro Nyalandu. During the meeting, both parties share information on Singida Wind Power Project and showed the willingness to cooperate in carrying out the projects.

A statement issued after the meeting said Wang pointed out that his company has been very willing and had the strength to cooperate with the Tanzanian government in implementing the wind turbines project. “CDIG has already done some work on the Wind Power Project,” he explained.

According to electric power analysts, upon its completion, the wind farm project would have a potential to produce 600 MW of electricity. However, for the start, the wind power project would begin generating 100 M.

For his part, Minister Nyalandu, who led the seven-man delegation, reiterated that Tanzania will offer full cooperation to CDIG on the wind power project, in which the National Development Corporation (NDC) has 51 per cent stake. The deputy minister said he hoped more Chinese enterprises would explore investment opportunities available in Tanzania.