UK’s Gridworks signs MoU for Tanzanian TANESCO’s transmission project

The UK’s Gridworks has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO) and India’s Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Construction to develop and invest in the North East Grid transmission project in Tanzania.

Gridworks is wholly owned by British International Investment, the UK government’s development finance institution. The project aims to enhance the transmission network connecting the country’s central, coastal and northeastern regions. It will be executed in phases, with Gridworks focusing on installing three transmission lines – the 400 kV Dodoma–Chalinze, 400 kV Chalinze–Segera and 220 kV Segera–Tanga, along with new substations at Segera and Tanga, and upgradation of the Dodoma substation. The project will increase grid reliability, connect demand centres, and provide electricity access to unconnected areas besides facilitating connectivity with Kenya.