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Partial AfDB risk guarantees for Menengai geothermal projects initialized

From left: GDC MD & CEO Eng. Johnson P. Ole Nchoe, AfDB Regional Power Operations Manager at the East Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office (RDGE) Dr. Humphrey Ndwiga and Kenya Power Ag. General Manager Corporate Affairs and Company Secretary Ms. Imelda Bore (source: GDC)
Alexander Richter 19 Dec 2019

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has initialized partial risk guarantees for the geothermal power projects of GDC at Menengai, Kenya.

Kenya’s Geothermal Development Company (GDC) has attended the initializing of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Partial Risk Guarantee (PRG) at the AfDB offices, on 9 December 2019, as reported on the GDC website.

In his remarks, GDC Managing Director/CEO Eng. Johnson P. Ole Nchoe, acknowledged AfDB’s partnership with GDC. The Bank has been a significant GDC financier as it is through its financing that the Company has made substantial steps in the Menengai Geothermal Project.  AfDB has supported GDC ever since the resource was discovered in Menengai.

The Partial Risk Guarantee (PRG) has propelled the project to reality. “With the PRG, we can now come to a financial close; the Independent Power producers can now access funds and site work can begin”, said Eng. Ole Nchoe

Barclays Bank of Kenya and Kenya Power and Lighting Company were also present. The two stakeholders have played significant roles leading to the success of the PRG.

Source: GDC