Energy

Olkaria I United 6 (70MW)

  • Promoter: Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen)
  • Estimated Investment: USD 314 Million
  • Private Sector Participation: EPC
  • Location: Olkaria, Naivasha

The Olkaria I Unit 6 geothermal power project is an extension to the recently completed Olkaria I Unit 4&5 under the GoK’s 5000+Strategy of provision of affordable power through renewable energy sources. Opportunities exist for EPC Contractor for:

  • Lot 1- LOT I Contract: Steam-field Development.
  • Lot 2- LOT II Contract: Power Plant – Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Works including interconnection to Grid.

Olkaria V (140MW)

  • Promoter: Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen)
  • Estimated Investment: USD 554 Million
  • Private Sector Participation: EPC
  • Location: Olkaria, Naivasha

The development of project will increase geothermal generation by development of a new 140MW power plant. This will provide the following opportunities to EPC Contractors.

  • Lot I: Steam-field Development Contract
  • Lot II: Power Plant – Civil, Electrical and Mechanical EPC Contract
  • Lot III: Sub-station, transmission line and interconnection into the grid
  • Lot IV: Local infrastructure works (road, offices for the Engineer, Training School and Hostel).

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Meru Wind (400MW)

  • Promoter: Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen)
  • Estimated Investment: USD 888 Million
  • Private Sector Participation: EPC
  • Location: Meru

The proposed project will be undertaken in three phases of 50MW, 150MW and 250MW. The project provides opportunities for EPC Contractor to design, supply, install, test and commission Phase I of the Meru Wind Project. In addition, an equity partner is required for the subsequent phases

Olkaria VI (140MW)

  • Promoter: Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen)
  • Estimated Investment: USD 418.52 Million
  • Private Sector Participation: EPC
  • Location: Olkaria, Naivasha

Olkaria Field is endowed with geothermal energy for the provision of steam and power. KenGen has been exploring the field and currently, the exploited capacity amounts to 487MW of power. The project presents opportunities in terms of advisory services, consultancies, financing (loan or equity), EPC contract, O&M management contract among others in line with the preferred model that will be selected for implementation.

635MW Geothermal Olkaria Pipeline

  • Promoter: Kenya Electricity Generating Company(KenGen)
  • Estimated Investment: USD 1716.77 million
  • Private Sector Participation: Joint Venture
  • Location: Olkaria Field, Naivasha

KenGen has been granted the license by the Government of Kenya to develop the Olkaria field, which has an estimated resource potential of about 1200MW, of which 204.8MW is already developed, and an additional 280MW is in the construction stages.

The project will create increased national power generation capacity significantly and the consequent wider economic benefits.

The development will also aim to bring local employment benefits and skills development directly through the provision of construction and operational jobs, and indirectly through the attraction of investment into the area.

KenGen Industrial Park

  • Promoter: Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen)
  • Private Sector Participation: Leasing
  • Location: Olkaria, Naivasha

This project will see the development a world-class mixed use industrial park including various clusters of businesses, manufacturing and services in Olkaria. The project will cover 1200 acres and will benefit from the proximity to the geothermal power stations and the Nairobi-Kampala railway

Mombasa Petroleum Trading Hub

  • Promoter: National Oil Corporation (NOCK)
  • Estimated Investment: USD 500 million
  • Private Sector Participation: Joint Venture
  • Location: Mombasa

The Trading Hub will be a modern petroleum terminal comprising of two offshore petroleum jetties with one dedicated to loading/offloading of crude oil and black fuels. The other dedicated to refined products. A modern greenfield petroleum tank farm with a design capacity of 800,000MT is to be developed 
in phases from an initial minimum capacity of 300,000 MT. The project aims at improving supply security and reducing the cost of supply.

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Storage and Regasification Facility with Associated Power Generation

  • Promoter: Ministry of Energy
  • Estimated Investment: USD 685 million
  • Private Sector Participation: 30 year concession for LNG facility and a 20 year power purchase agreement for a Build Own Operate plant with additional time for decommissioning and land restoration
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Location: Dongo Kundu, Mombasa

The project comprises of two components. One component involves the establishment of a jetty, storage and the regasification facilities. The other component will be the development of a power generation plant through a partnership between KenGen and the private sector.

Arror Multipurpose Dam

  • Promoter:
Kerio Valley Development Authority
  • Estimated Investment: USD 302.48 million
  • Private Sector Participation: Joint Venture
  • Location: Kapsowar Town

The development is proposed to generate 60MWof hydropower using waters of Arror River, as well as irrigating 2500 hectares for crop production whilst conserving, rehabilitating and protecting the environment along the Arror.

Magwagwa Multipurpose Dam

  • Promoter: Lake Basin Development Authority
  • Estimated Investment: USD 979.8 million
  • Private Sector Participation: Joint Venture
  • Location: Magwagwa

Magwagwa Multipurpose Dam Project comprises the construction of a 95m high and 450m long concrete faced rock fill dam with a design total output of 120MW and an annual energy production of 510GWh/y. It also comprises a reservoir with a maximum capacity of 445*10,000,000 cubic meters expected to supply water to 19 service centres starting with Magwagwa town, whilst also providing water for irrigation and fisheries.

Gitwiki Hydro Falls

  • Promoter: County Government of Meru
  • Estimated Investment: USD 4.5 million
  • Private Sector Participation: 
PPP
  • Location: North Imenti

The development is proposed to generate 1.5 MW of hydropower on Kathita River. The payback period of the development is seven years. The annual revenue projection is USD 657,000.

Kamachege Hydro Falls

  • Promoter: County Government of Meru
  • Estimated Investment: USD 7.5 million
  • Private Sector Participation: PPP
  • Location: South Imenti

The development is proposed to generate 2.5MW of hydropower using waters of Kithinu River. The annual revenue projection is USD 1.095 million.

Nturingwi Solar PV

  • Promoter: County Government of Meru
  • Estimated Investment: USD 200 million
  • Private Sector Participation: 
 PPP
  • Location: Nturingwi

The development is proposed to generate 80MW of solar power. The flat topography, its average global horizontal irradiation of 6.2kWh/m2 per day and 2263.3kWh/m2 per annum make it ideal for a solar PV project.

Kandebene Wind Project

  • Promoter: County Government of Meru
  • Estimated Investment: USD 100 million
  • Private Sector Participation: 
 PPP
  • Location: Kangeta Hills- Tigania East

The development is proposed to generate 50MW as the area falls under wind class 4-5. The annual revenue projection is USD 14.45 million, with an estimated payback period of seven years.

UPCOMING PROJECTS

Project Promoter
Kiambere-Solar Energy Development Tana & Athi Rivers Water Development Authority
2x100MW Menengai Phase I-I Geothermal Development Corporation (GDC)
800 MW Menengai Phase 2 Geothermal Development Corporation (GDC)
  Geothermal Development Corporation (GDC)
Offshore Jetty National Oil Corporation of Kenya
300MW Geothermal Plant Geothermal Development Corporation (GDC)

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