Repairs completed at Olkaria II geothermal power plant, Kenya

Repairs completed at Olkaria II geothermal power plant, Kenya Olkaria II geothermal power plant, Kenya (source: ARGeo)
Carlo Cariaga 11 Apr 2022

Repairs carried out by SRE, CTMI, and local partner STS have been successful in bringing the capacity of Olkaria II geothermal power plant back to the original 35 MWe.

Repairs have been completed for the 35-MW turbine of the Olkaria II geothermal power station of KenGen in Kenya. The repair work was carried out by a team consisting of Symba Renewable Energy (SRE), Chola Turbo Machinery International (CTMI), and local partner Soni Technical Services (STS).

The turbine was initially underperforming at 26 MW. An inspection revealed that issues with the first stage of the rotor caused the underperformance. After the successful repairs, the unit is now running at 35.4 MW. KenGen Acting Geothermal Director Peketsa Mangi and O&M Manager Samson Kimani said that the repair team “did an excellent job.”

“This project has enabled the partnership between CTMI and SRE to further expand our activities in the geothermal and heat recovery sectors in Africa. We very much look forward to serving other customers in the very important and fast-growing African market”. said SRE CEO Reginald Fubara.

SRE is a renewable technology company headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland that specializes in designing and manufacturing advanced geothermal power plants. They are currently on project for the Biliran and Montelago geothermal
sites in the Philippines, partnered with subsidiaries of Emerging Power Inc.

Source: Press release