Geothermal

GDC, NOCK in Fuel Supply Partnership For Drilling Activities

GDC and the National Oil Corporation of Kenya (NOCK) have signed an agreement which will see the latter supply diesel for drilling and water pumping activities for the Lake Baringo – Silali Geothermal Project. The brief ceremony which took place at Nock’s Kawi House offices, was overseen by Managing Director & CEO Eng. Johnson P. …

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West Jec Assures GDC of 105MW of Steam in Menengai

Consultants from West Jec (West Japan Engineering Consultants) have confirmed that GDC has enough steam for the set up of 105MW power plants in Menengai. In a meeting held at the Ministry of Energy office at Nyayo house, the team reported their findings, further paving way for the set up of the Menengai power plants by independent …

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Civil Works Begin At Olkaria V Geothermal Plant

Civil works have commenced in the 154 megawatt Olkaria V plant nine months after Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta broke ground at the location of the facility. The planned which is expected to cost approximately $400 million is jointly financed by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen). According to site project manager Robert …

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Baringo County Residents Embrace Baringo-Silali Geothermal Project

Residents of the Baringo County have embraced the Geothermal Development Corporation’s (GDC’s) Baringo-Silali Project and urged GDC to commence the drilling process. In a meeting, attended by the GDC Managing Director & CEO Eng. Johnson P. Ole Nchoe, senior GDC managers and representatives from three Trusts within the Baringo-Silali block namely – Loyamorok, Korosi and …

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President Uhuru Kenyatta Breaks Ground For Olkaria V Power Project

President Uhuru Kenyatta last week broke ground for the construction of the Olkaria V power project which will produce 158 MW of electricity. The President at the same time commissioned 14 wellhead units producing a total of 75 MW of electricity. The ‘wellhead unit’ is a unique technology developed by Kenyan engineers to harness geothermal power, …

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KenGen Awards Mitsubishi Corporation Contract to Construct Olkaria V Geothermal Plant

Mitsubishi Corporation (MC), together with Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Ltd. (MHPS) and H Young & Co. (E.A.) Ltd. (HY), has been awarded a full turnkey contract by Kenya Electricity Generating Company Ltd. for the construction of a geothermal power plant (Olkaria V) in Kenya. The installment will be the fifth in the series of geothermal …

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IRENA/ADFD Open Fifth Round of Funding for Renewable Energy Projects

USD 50 million available for scalable, replicable and transformative renewable energy projects in developing countries The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) have officially opened the fifth round of funding for renewable energy projects in developing countries. The funding round of approximately USD 50 million is part of …

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IPP’s At Menengai Geothermal Project Warned Not To Cause Delays

The Ministry of Energy & Petroleum has given the Menengai Geothermal Project a clean bill of health having confirmed the existence of sufficient steam to feed the proposed 105MW power plants to be constructed by independent power producers (IPPs). Speaking during a recent tour of the Menengai Geothermal Project, Energy and Petroleum Cabinet Secretary Hon. …

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GDC makes Kshs. 1.6 Billion profit, Turn around from lossmaking in 2015

The Geothermal Development Company (GDC) has made a Kshs. 1.6 Billion profit after tax in the year ended June 2015 turning a corner from lossmaking the previous year according to results announced  during the company’s annual general meeting by GDC Chairman Gershom Otachi Bw’Omanwa. “During the year GDC entered into a steam sales agreement for …

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GDC contracts Great Wall for directional drilling

GDC has contracted the Great Wall Drilling Company Limited to drill directional geothermal wells in Menengai. A brief signing ceremony was held between the GDC MD & CEO, Eng. Johnson P. Ole Nchoe and Great Wall’s director, Mr. Wei Yong Chen. “GDC is pleased to once again partner with Great Wall; under this contract Great …

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