Ormat Technologies (NYSE: ORA) have announced that Geothermal Development Company (GDC), owned by the Government of Kenya, has awarded Ormat International Inc., a subsidiary of Ormat Technologies, Inc., its first well head power plant project in the Menengai geothermal field in Kenya on a Build-Own-Transfer (BOT) basis.

The award is the result of an international tender for the design, manufacturing, procurement, construction and commissioning of the 6 MW geothermal well head power plant. The Menengai geothermal field is located 80 Km west of Nairobi.

Geothermal resources in Kenya, within the Rift Valley, have an estimated potential over 10000 MW spread across 14 prospective sites.

GDC was created in 2008 for the specific purpose of accelerating the development of geothermal in Kenya.

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