Ngozi Area

Project Description

Ngozi area is situated directly south of Mbeya town in SW Tanzania at a triple junction of the East African rift. The area was recently studied within a Technical Cooperation Project of the Tanzanian and German governments. The magma chamber of Ngozi volcano is acting as heat source for a high-temperature geothermal system with reservoir temperatures of more than 200°C in >2000m depth.

In continuation of the previous results, GPT has planned supplementary fieldwork mainly for finding the best located and accessible drill sites and seek to implement the following development schedule.

Development Schedule

  • 2012: Drilling of up to three shallow temperature gradient wells for testing the existing conceptual model
  • 2013 - 2015: Exploration, production, and injection wells as well as reservoir testing; feasibility study; preliminary plant design
  • 2014: negotiations of a conditional PPA for a 100 MW power plant
  • 2015/2016: Design and layout of the geothermal power plant and steam gathering system; plant manufacture; plant construction; power production