Thursday, May 3, 2018

Malawi: Toshiba Plans to Build 1 MW to 10 MW Geothermal Wellhead System

Toshiba signs African energy development MoUs (Creamer Media's Engineering News)

Energy systems multinational Toshiba Energy Systems and Solutions on Thursday signed four memoranda of understanding (MoUs) to cooperate with African countries to develop hydropower and geothermal energy systems.

One of the MoUs was concluded with Malawi’s Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining (MNREM) for the development, supply of equipment, development of operational and management guidelines and to facilitate capacity building programmes for geothermal power in Malawi.

Specifically, the agreement includes feasibility and geotechnical work, early construction and the supply of geothermal power generation equipment, including a 1 MW to 10 MW geothermal wellhead system.

Additionally, Toshiba provides opportunities for local partners or subsidiary employees to complete masters and doctorate degrees at Japanese universities, specifically on geothermal sciences, including chemical, electrical, geological, mechanical and electronic engineering, said Toshiba business development executive Toyoaki Fujita.