Thursday, February 13, 2020

Kenya: Kengen Extends Tender Deadline to Build 140 MW Geothermal Power Plant at Olkaria

Tender to Build, Own, Operate, Transfer 140 MW Olkaria PPP Geothermal Power Plant (News Release)

Request for Qualifications of Bidders for the Financing, Design, Supply, Construction, Commissioning, Operation and Maintenance of the 140MW Olkaria PPP Geothermal Power Project Located at Olkaria, Nakuru County on a Build, Own, Operate, Transfer (BOOT) Basis
  • Date Tender Closes : February 21 (Extended from Feb 5)
Aerial View of Olkaria PPP Project Location
To achieve its capacity expansion plans, KenGen is working in close collaboration with the National Treasury to develop a 140 MW greenfield geothermal power plant through a Public Private Partnership (PPP). Kenya approved a framework for developing and implementing infrastructure PPPs under the PPP Act of 2013 which led to the promulgation of PPP regulations in 2014.

The Olkaria geothermal field is in Naivasha, approximately 120 km northwest of Nairobi. The Project area is in the northeastern sector of the Olkaria geothermal field. The power plant location is next to the existing Olkaria II power station and will interconnect to the grid at the Olkaria I AU switchyard. The site is within an area leased by KenGen from the Kenya Wildlife Service.

The Project will consist of a geothermal power generating facility and associated interconnection facilities with a capacity of approximately 140 MW at site reference conditions, to be specified in detail within the RFP.

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