Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Ethiopia: Drilling of 325 MW Geothermal Wells Will Begin this Budget Year

Preparations underway to drill 12 geothermal wells, says GSE (Fana Broadcasting Corporation)

Preparations are underway to begin drilling of 12 geothermal wells at Airobera, Alelobeda and Dubti areas in Afar Regional State, said the Geological Survey of Ethiopia (GSE).

Tamiru Mersha, Communication Director at GSE, said drilling of the 325 MW wells will begin this Ethiopian budget year.

According to him, six wells will be drilled at Airobera and Alelobeda with the financial and technical assistance of Geothermal Risk Management Fund (GRMF) and the government of the Japan.

The Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) and the Geological Survey of Ethiopia (GSE) will jointly drill the remaining six wells at Dubti with a 16.4 million Euros support obtained from the African Development Bank (AfDB), he added.