Rufiji area is situated SSE of Dar es Salaam. The sedimentary basin was investigated in the frame of hydrocarbon exploration. Seismic lines and deep exploration wells are providing evidence on the stratigraphy, the structures, the aquifer of the deep thermal water and its flow-rate, temperature and chemical composition. Plans for a 5 MW power plant have already been prepared. The 140°C hot water can be reached at 1200m depth (permeable sandstone) indicating a high geothermal gradient and therefore a possible magmatic heat source in depth (intrusions).
After having intensively reviewed the existing data and supplemented it with our own surface exploration results for testing the existing conceptual model, a development schedule will determined.