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KenGen seeking further international expansion of its geothermal services

Drilling rig by KenGen (source: KenGen)
Alexander Richter 19 Feb 2020

KenGen continues to seek opportunities for its geothermal services business in Eastern Africa beyond Kenya and its current drilling project in Ethiopia.

In continuation of its international expansion plans for its geothermal service business, Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) is eyeing to participate in tenders across Eastern Africa.

Last year the company won a tender to drill geothermal wells in Ethiopia, following a similar contract in the same country just a few months prior.

The countries in Eastern Africa with geothermal potential and development potential are all potential targets for KenGen with its service business. The countries aimed at are Comoros, Djibouti, Rwanda, Tanzania, The Sudan, Uganda, and Zambia.

Several heads of governments in the region, as well as officials and representatives from the countries mentioned above have visited geothermal plants in Kenya to learn about what geothermal energy could bring to their countries.

In an interview with Business Daily Africa, Cyrus Karingithi, Assistant Manager at KenGen, said “We have ready capacity to help these countries exploit their geothermal resources. We are already doing this for Ethiopia and we are in talks with these countries on how to collaborate with them.”

Source: Business Daily