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Kenya – Olkaria V Units 1 and 2 geothermal plant reach full load operation

Olkaria V geothermal power plant by KenGen, Kenya (source: STEAM)
Alexander Richter 26 Sep 2019

As KenGen's Olkaria V Unit 1 and 2 geothermal power plant has reached full load operation adding now about 160 MW in geothermal power generation capacity in Kenya.

With indications from various sources, it is now great to report that Olkaria V has successfully reached full load operations.

Units 1 and 2 are now injecting more than 160MW to the national grid. The capacity initially planned as 2×77 MW actually produces 2×85 MW.

We congratulate all involved in this great achievement. This achievement reinforces Kenya commitment with renewables and reduction of carbon emissions and global warming.

The Olkaria V geothermal plant, is one of the largest geothermal power plants currently under construction and the largest African geothermal plant.

The announcement was made by SGC – Steam & Gesto Consortium. This consortium consists of Steam from Italy and Gesto Energy from Portugal.

The project was worked on by SGC for KenGen – Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC.  In this fascinating project STEAM has performed for Gathering and Power plant: Concept and Detailed Design, technical specifications & Bid Document Preparation and Pre-Qualification (PQ) documents preparation; Assistance in prequalification, bidding, bid evaluation, negotiations and Award processes for the EPC contractor; Supervision of the construction and commissioning ; Transfer of Knowledge.

We will report with further details soon.

Source: STEAM Group SRL via LinkedIn