The Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) is seeking funding from the KfW Bankengruppe (KfW) for the upgrade of Olkaria IV and Olkaria IAU 140MW geothermal power plants

The company has given qualified contractors up to 19th November to submit pre-qualification documents for the project which is aimed at increasing the power output and improving steam efficiency.

The project is to be carried out under a civil, electrical and mechanical EPC contract which will involve:

  1. Upgrading the existing Olkaria IV units 1 & 2 steam turbines steam path to be able to admit steam at a higher inlet pressure in order to increase the power output from the current 75MW gross to 85MW gross turbine/generator,
  2. Upgrading the existing Olkaria I additional units 4 & 5 steam turbines steam path to be able to admit steam at a higher inlet pressure in order to increase the power output from the current 75MW gross to 85MW gross turbine/generator,
  3. Supply and installation of steam turbine rotors complete with blades and nozzles for both Olkaria IV units 1 & 2,
  4. Supply and installation of steam turbine rotors complete with blades and nozzles for both Olkaria 1 additional units 4 & 5,
  5. Supply and install all associated electrical systems and controls for both Olkaria IV and Olkaria IAU upgraded turbines,
  6. All the associated civil and structural works to be undertaken for the upgrading and installation.

The project is estimated to be complete within a duration of forty-eight (48) months.

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