Ormat win contract for Kenyan geothermal plant

Ormat Technologies has been awarded a contract by Kenyan government-owned Geothermal Development Company (GDC) for a well head power plant in the country’s Menengai geothermal field on a build-own-transfer basis.

Energy Business Review reports that the company will be responsible for the design, manufacturing, procurement, construction and commissioning of the 6 MW geothermal well head power plant.

The Menengai geothermal field is located on the outskirts of the town of Nakuru, approximately 180km west of Nairobi.

GDC will supply the steam for conversion to electricity by the Ormat power plant.

Ormat designs, develops, owns and operates geothermal and recovered energy-based power plants across the globe.

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