Tanga Cement Company signs power contract to aid expansion

Byrebecca3360

Updated Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:39:11 GMT

Tanzania: Tanga Cement Company Limited (TCCL) and Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited (TANESCO) have signed a power supply agreement that ensures TCCL will receive 40MVA, up from 20MVA, through its substation in Pongwe, Tanga Region. TCCL's managing director, Reinhardt Swart, said that the move aims to revamp the production capacity while expanding the firm's business across the country.

"We are aware that all cement plants uses a lot of power from TANESCO so we have decided to construct our own substation to get direct power from TANESCO and reduce unnecessary interruption during the production and operations process," said Swart. He added that the agreement comes at a time when TCCL is expanding the capacity of its operations, including adding a new second kiln at its plant in Tanga Region.