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DID YOU KNOW? The history behind JNHP

DID YOU KNOW? The history behind JNHP

JULIUS Nyerere Hydropower Station (JNHP) is a hydroelectric dam under construction across the Rufiji River in eastern Tanzania.

The power station is expected to have an installed capacity of 2,115 megawatts (2,836,000 hp) and to produce 5,920GWh of power annually.

The project, power station and dam are owned by and will be managed by the government owned Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO).

Construction began in 2019 and is expected to be completed in 2022. The government of Tanzania has been considering establishing this power station since the 1960s.

When completed, the dam will be fourth largest in Africa, the ninth largest in the world and the largest power station in East Africa.

In 1901 German Engineer Stiegler led the first expedition to what is now known as Stiegler’s Gorge to consider potential infrastructure.

Stiegler, when measuring the gorge, was charged and killed by an elephant near the ravine in 1907. It was named after him in his memory.

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