Thursday, September 22, 2016

Kenya: KenGen Invites Bids for Modular Power Plants for Olkaria Geothermal Project

KenGen bets on modular power plant technology (Standard Media)

Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has announced commencement of bids for the construction of modular geothermal power plants at Olkaria.

The new system will cut the costs of generation. A modular power plant will generate power using a well head generator that will tap steam from the geothermal wells. Unlike permanent power plants which take up to 36 months to construct, the new technology, according to KenGen, will only take six months, therefore ensuring a quick return on investment.

The use of mobile well heads to generate power was first introduced in the country in 2014 and targeted production of 5 MW of electricity.

Tender For Engineering,Procurement,Construction And Financing (Epc+F) Of Modular Geothermal Power Plants Project At Olkaria - Closing Date for the tender is 22 December.

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