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Chinese firm receives geothermal exploration permit in Kenya

Valley view at Suswa, Kenya (source: flickr/ Wajahat Mahmood, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 24 Oct 2017

Chinese Zhejiang Kaishan has received a geothermal exploration and development permit for a license area near Suswa in Kenya.

Reported today from China, Zhejiang Kaishan Compressor Company announced today that the company has received a geothermal exploration and development permit in Kenya.

The permit was issued by the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum in Kenya to Zhejiang Kaishan Compressor Co. The permit area is located in Suswa south-Magadi-Shompole area in Kenya, according to a filing the company sent to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.

Zhejiang Kaishan will be allowed to conduct geothermal exploration in the permitted areas for three years, after which the company could start construction and operation of power facilities in the area.

Source: Global Times