Orca is the operator of the Songo Songo gas field, offshore Tanzania, and is focused on delivering reliable and affordable natural gas to Tanzania, to support the country’s power needs, industrial development and economic growth. The Company aims to create long-term sustainable and accretive value for our stakeholders, while minimizing its impact on the environment.
Orca, through its subsidiary PanAfrican Energy Tanzania Ltd, is the operator of the Songo Songo gas field. Orca is a key partner to the Songo Songo Gas to Electricity Project, fulfilling a vital role in enabling and sustaining Tanzania’s power and industrial growth.
The Songo Songo gas to electricity project was the first of its kind in Tanzania and wider East Africa. Conceived by the Government of Tanzania, following thorough economic evaluation and extensive contract negotiations, spanning a decade. PanAfrican Energy signed a Production Sharing Agreement with the Government of Tanzania in 2001 and immediately embarked on an intensive period of construction that saw first gas delivered to Dar es Salaam in 2004.
By July 2004 the Ubungo Power Plant was connected to the gas pipeline and for the first time, power was generated in Tanzania using a gas fired turbine generator.
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