Drilling at Tulu Moye geothermal project well underway
The first well for the Tulu Moye geothermal project in Ethiopia has been successfully drilled with drilling of second well underway.
State-0wned electricity utility of Ethiopia, Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) reported late last month that drilling of the first well for the Tulu Moye geothermal project has been finalised, and drilling for the second well is ongoing, according to Rufat Maina, the project site manager.
The Tulu Moye geothermal projects is developed in two phases with a target of 150 MW of geothermal power geenration capacity. The project is deeloped by Tulu Moye Geothermal and its CTO, Sigurgeir Geirsson sees the great potential beyond the initially planned 15o MW. The project plans to drill up to 10 different wells for the initially planned two phases of development.
For the second well more than 1,000 meters of planned 2,500m has been drilled, so Maina.
Construction of the Tulu Moye geothermal Power Project, which is being undertaken by Tulu Moye Geothermal and KenGen Kenyan companies, is expected to be completed in two years with a cost of USD 800 million.
Source: EEP Ethiopia