Construction of 5MW Geothermal Plant in Ethiopia set to begin

  • Construction on the Aluto Langano small geothermal power plant in Ethiopia is set to begin after the EPC agreement has been signed between the Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) and three contractors.  
  • Japanese companiesToshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation and Toyota Tsusho Corporation and the Turkish engineering company Egesim Energy Electro-Mechanic Construction Contracting Co will be responsible for the EPC works of the plant

The Aluto Langano geothermal site is located in the Ethiopian Rift Valley and covers an area of 8 km² near the crater of Aluto, a dormant volcano.

The small geothermal plant will be commissioned in August 2021 and will have a capacity of 5 MW. Construction cost of the project is US $17m funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The facility will be operated by Aluto Langano Geothermal Wellhead Power System, a division of Ethiopian Electric Power.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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