Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Kenya: EOI for Provision of Services and Technology for Mineral Extraction from Geothermal Brine

Tender: Consultancy Services And Implementation Of Mineral Extraction Technology From Geothermal Brine (KenGen)

All the geothermal plants owned by KenGen are the single flash condensing type. The flashing process yields brine that contains mineral elements like Silica that could have commercial application. The abundant minerals in the brine are Silica and Lithium with other elements present in traceable amounts.

The average Silica concentration in the brine ranges from 600-800 mg/kg with Lithium content averaging at 1.5- 2 mg/kg.

The total brine is estimated at 2700  tonnes/hr occurring in several streams that are scattered in the Olkaria geothermal field. At a brine flow of 2700 tonnes/hr, the average Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) of the brine is 2000 Parts Per Million (ppm) with an average potential of Hydrogen (pH) of 8-9.

KenGen invites expression of interest from eligible consultant firms to provide services and technology for mineral extraction from this geothermal brine.

The application must be dropped in the tender box located on the ground floor of Stima Plaza III, at the KenGen HQ, on or before 17 January, 2017 at 10:00 East African Time.

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