Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Kenya: Drilling at 140 MW Longonot Geothermal Power Project to Begin in June - Report

AGIL to drill first exploration well in Longonot (MSN news)

(Courtesy African Geothermal International Limited)

African Geothermal International Limited (AGIL) will start drilling its first exploration steam well in Longonot in June after five years of delays.

The firm said it would cost a minimum of $5 million (Sh515 million) to drill one well, the target being to sink up to 40 wells expected to generate 140 megawatts of geothermal electricity.

Drilling engineers on the ground, who did not wish to be quoted, said the firm is currently laying the infrastructure such as passable roads to pave the way for the first drills in June.

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