Nzizi Power Station
|Nzizi Power Station|
|Commission date||2017 (Expected)|
|Owner(s)||Tullow Oil & Jacobsen Electro|
|Primary fuel||natural gas|
|Secondary fuel||heavy fuel oil|
|Maximum capacity||50 MW|
The power plant is planned to be constructed in Nzizi, near the Nzizi Natural Gas & Oil Field, in the Kaiso-Tonya Area, in Hoima District, Western Uganda. Kaiso and Tonya are small settlements, about 17 kilometres (11 mi) apart, on the eastern shores of Lake Albert. This location lies approximately 54 kilometres (34 mi), by road, west of Hoima, the nearest large town and the location of the district headquarters. The approximate coordinates of the power station are:1° 30' 0.00"N, 30° 55' 48.00"E (Latitude:1.5000; Longitude:30.9300). The coordinates are approximate because the power station has not yet been built.
Nzizi Power Station is a planned joint project by Tullow Oil Uganda Limited, who will supply the fuel and Jacobsen Electricity Company (Uganda) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Jacobsen Elektro, an independent Norwegian power production company, who will construct and operate the plant.
The plant will primarily use natural gas to heat water and produce steam that will turn the turbines to produce electricity. If need be, the plant will also be designed to use heavy fuel oil, a byproduct of petroleum distillation, as an alternative fuel. The Nzizi Natural Gas & Oil Field from which the power station will draw its fuel, has confirmed reserves of at least 14,000,000 cubic metres (490,000,000 cu ft) of natural gas. The power generated will be evacuated along a 132kV transmission line to a substation in Hoima, where the power will be integrated into the national power grid. According to Uganda Government officials construction is expected to commence in 2016 and last 10 months, with commissioning in 2017.
- Nzizzi Power Station With Planned Capacity of 50 MW
- Road Distance Between Kaiso And Tonya With Map
- Map Showing Hoima And Kaiso With Distance Marker
- Detailed Map Showing Location of Nzizi Gas & Oil Field
- Nzizi Gas Field With At Least 14 Million Cubic Metres of Natural Gas
- Energy From Nzizi Power Station Will Be Evacuated To Hoima
- Commissioning Expected In 2017