TATA Projects bags contracts worth $323m for T&D projects in Africa
TATA Projects has won contracts worth around $323 million to execute multiple transmission and distribution (T&D) projects across the African continent.
In the East Africa region, the Indian infrastructure company has bagged a $79 million project funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB) for 280km 400kV D/C overhead transmission line between Nyakanazi and Kigoma in Tanzania.
In the West Africa region, TATA Projects won contracts worth nearly $244 million for the execution of a transmission line, substation, and distribution projects.
The Tata Group company inked a contract worth approximately $106 million for an electricity distribution project in Mali, which is being financed by the World Bank under the ECOWAS Regional Electricity Access Program. Apart from that, TATA Projects won a sub-station extension order from EDM, Mali.
TATA Projects said that it has further consolidated its footprint in the region by winning nearly 500km of 330kV overhead transmission line projects in Burkina Faso and Niger, with contracts valued around $110 million. The projects are funded by the World Bank and the AfDB.
TATA Projects has also entered into Cameroon where it has won a World Bank funded transmission line project worth nearly $21 million.
Rajesh Kumar Pandey — TATA Projects SBU Head – International Business 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 7 i.e. ensuring access to ‘Affordable and Clean Energy’ for all.
“As we transcend, 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.”