Kenya Electricity Generating Company has issued an international tender to build two geothermal power plants totaling 280 megawatts.
Kenya Electricity Generating Company said that the twin 140-megawatt plants will be built in Olkaria near Naivasha, The Nation reported Tuesday.
Among the international investors helping to underwrite construction of the Olkaria IV geothermal plant and supplemental units at Olkaria I are the International Development Association, Japan International Cooperation Agency and the French Development Agency.
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Manager Patrick Kimemia said the tender for construction of the power plants includes steam generators, substations and electricity transmission lines, stating, “The government and Kenya Power and Lighting Company have also applied for financing from European Investment Bank and German Development Cooperation under the contracts.”
The International Development Association and German Development Cooperation will jointly assist in underwriting construction of Olkaria IV area and Olkaria I, while Japan International Cooperation Agency be responsible for Olkaria I units 4 and 5.