Friday, March 16, 2018

Kenya: Japan Funds Rehab of Olkaria Geothermal Power Plants

Government signs a loan agreement with Japan (Hivisasa)

Olkaria III flow test, by Patrick Walsh. Active flow test during construction of the 4th addition to Ormat's Olkaria III complex in Kenya.  Taken from the top of Olkaria Hill in November 2015.
The Kenyan government today has signed a loan agreement with Japan for Olkaria 1, 2 and 3 Geothermal Power rehabilitation project amounting to Ksh 9.53 billion.

Speaking during the signing ceremony, Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich said the rehabilitation of the power plants will enhance the current power producing gross capacity from 45 to 50.7 MW.