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Tender: Plant design, supply, installation Olkaria I units geothermal rehabilitation

Olkaria geothermal plant, Naivasha, Kenya (source: Lydur Skulason, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 23 Apr 2019

KenGen has published a tender notice for the procurement of plant design, supply and installation of units 1, 2, and 3 of the Olkaria I geothermal power plant rehabilitation project in Kenya.

Kenya Electricity Generating company (KenGen) has published a tender notice for the procurement of plant design, supply and installation of units 1, 2, and 3 of the Olkaria I geothermal power plant rehabilitation project.

Tender closing date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 – 10:00

The company operates the 45 MW Olkaria 1 (Units 1, 2 and 3) geothermal power plant at the Olkaria geothermal field in the Rift Valley in Kenya. It was the first geothermal power plant in Africa and was commissioned in 1980.

Due to the normal wear and tear experienced by the plant over years of operation, KenGen wishes to rehabilitate the units.

The Government of the Republic of Kenya/ KenGen has received a loan from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) towards the cost of Rehabilitation of Olkaria I Units 1, 2 and 3 geothermal power plant. It is intended that part of the proceeds of this loan will be applied to eligible payments under the Contract for rehabilitation of the plant and associated steamfield and high voltage (HV) Substation.

KenGen now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the construction and completion of rehabilitation of the plants. International competitive bidding will be conducted in accordance with JICA’s Bidding Procedure as provided for in the tender documents.

Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information and inspect the Bidding Documents at the office of

Supply Chain Director, Kenya electricity Generating Company PLC

Ground Floor, Stima Plaza Phase III, Kolobot Road, Parklands, Nairobi, Kenya

from 0800 hours to 16:30 hours.

Further details on the tender documents etc, see link below.

For the Olkaria I Units 1, 2 and 3 (and in fact for the Olkaria V – 160 MW project as well), Italian STEAM in a consortium with Gesto Energia is the Owner Engineer and Project Manager.  STEAM bring the competence in geothermal power plant and gathering system design and Gesto competences in energy consulting and renewable energy project development, with a focus on the plant electrical system.

Source: KenGen