Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO) has issued tenders to eligible bidders for the execution of work related to Kenya–Tanzania power interconnection project, that included but not limited to the design, manufacture, test, supply, erection and commissioning of 33kV lines. TANESCO will close the bidding round early November, according to ESI Africe.  This came as the Tanzanian government received financing from the African Development Fund towards the cost of the project.

Furthermore, Bosnian engineering company Energoinvest announced that it had signed a $39.5m turnkey deal with TANESCO for the construction of a 400kV transmission line related to the same project. Energoinvest was awarded the deal in consortium with Indian company EMC, according to SeeNews.

Egypt Oil&Gas reported earlier that Tanzania had secured $258.82m from the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for a 400 kilovolt (kV) high voltage electricity line to connect its national power grid to Kenya’s.