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Indian Infrastructure Giant Reveals New African Projects Worth over $300 Million

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TATA Projects Limited, one of India's largest infrastructure companies, is now designing and building an array of projects in the Transmission and Distribution sector across Africa. These orders are worth a total of approximately $323 million for several different countries across the continent.

In Tanzania, East Africa, TATA Projects has been awarded an $79 million funded project for a 280km 400kV D/C overhead transmission line from Nyakanazi inland to Kigoma, adjacent to Lake Tanganika.

In the West African region, TATA Projects has received contracts worth around $244 million. These are a mixture of transmission line, sub-station and distribution schemes. In addition, TATA Projects has signed an approximately $106 million contract for a distribution project in Mali, which is being funded by the World Bank under the ECOWAS Regional Electricity Access Program. Additionally, the company also is going to be building sub-stations for EDM in Mali.

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The company is also building infrastructure elsewhere in the region by securing around 500km of 330kV overhead transmission line projects in Burkina Faso and Niger, having an approximate worth of $110 million, funded by World Bank and the African Development Bank.

TATA Projects is also developing T&D facilities in the Central African nation of Cameroon, whose government has awarded the company a transmission line project worth around $21 million, again being funded by World Bank.

Speaking about the company's growth in Africa, Mr. Rajesh Kumar Pandey, SBU Head - International Business, TATA Projects Ltd, said, "Electricity is a necessity and implementation of these projects will touch a larger populace and connect them to an improved system. This contributes to the Sustainable Development Goal number seven, that is, ensuring access to 'Affordable and Clean Energy' for all. As we transition, we need to measure ourselves in sequential journey of touch, connect, access, effectiveness and affordability to have sustainable growth of the Community, Country and Co-existence of TATA."

Upon completion, these projects will enhance system capacities, unlock demand centers and make power accessible to consumers, improving development and economic prosperity in the region.

 

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