Songas’ business consists of two different operating streams – gas processing/ transportation and power generation.
Gas from the Songo Songo gas field is processed and then transported through a 225 km pipeline to Dar es Salaam where it is used in Songas’ 190 MW Ubungo power plant.
Songas also processes and transports gas on behalf of the owners of the gas field to Dar es Salaam where it delivers gas to several other power generation facilities and other industrial consumers who use the natural gas in various manufacturing processes.
Using six gas fired turbines, Songas supplies the national electricity grid under a 20-year power purchase agreement, and supplies about 20% of the country’s electricity.
By using the country’s own natural gas resources, it is estimated that the Songas facilities have saved Tanzania more than US$5 billion by helping to avoid the high costs of importing fuel oil used for power generation and industrial applications.