Along the shores of the Rufiji River in Tanzania, the Julius Nyerere Hydroelectric Power Project (JNHPP) stands as a testament to ELSEWEDY ELECTRIC’s remarkable achievements in engineering, construction, and operational excellence. Collaborating with Arab Contractors, EE has emerged as a pivotal force in reshaping the nation's energy landscape, exemplifying Egypt's competence in global partnerships.
President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi's vigilant oversight underscores the strategic significance of the JNHPP. Egypt's Minister of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Communities, Assem El-Gazzar, recently visited the project, affirming Egypt's steadfast commitment to Tanzania's progress and development.
The project stands as a testament to the expertise of Egyptian corporations in executing large-scale ventures across Africa. The tangible results of EE’s expertise are evident, with the main dam attaining 100% completion and crucial project components nearing their final stages. Notably, the hydroelectric station approaches 77% completion, while the power connection station nears the finish line at an impressive 99%. The subsidiary dams, standing at 95% completion, add further testament to the project's rapid advancement.
In addition, the main dam gates are currently successfully operating, and the complete construction of the concrete bridge on the Rufiji River has been fulfilled, with surrounding roads establishment reaching a remarkable 60 percent.
The meticulously designed project encompasses multiple dimensions, from flood control to wildlife preservation. The reservoir, boasting a capacity of 34 billion cubic meters upon completion, has already been filled to the 14 billion cubic meter mark, ensuring the dam's turbines can commence operation. With its 2,115-megawatt capacity, this massive project aims to generate a staggering 6.3 million megawatt-hours yearly, catering to the energy needs of around 17 million Tanzanian households.
Beyond its energy implications, the JNHPP safeguards agriculture and wildlife in Africa's vast forests aligning with global conservation efforts.
The project's inception dates to the $2.9 billion contract inked between the Egyptian consortium and the Tanzanian government in December 2018. Construction commenced in 2019, marking the initiation of a transformative journey that bridges nations and propels progress.