Ethiopia: Drilling of First Well for the 150MW Tulu Moye Geothermal Project Complete

  • Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) has reported that drilling of the first well for the Tulu Moye geothermal project has been finalised, and drilling for the second well is ongoing.
  • KenGen and Tulu Moye Geothermal Operations (TMGO) are joint construction partners in the US 800 million project. 
  • The developers plan to commission an initial 50MW (phase 1) by 2023 and a second phase of 100MW by 2025.
  •  The Project is located in the area around the Tulu Moye volcano in Oromia.

The Tulu Moye Geothermal (TMGO) project is Ethiopia’s first geothermal IPP project.  TMGO was established in December 2017 consisting of French investment firm Meridiam SAS (51 percent share) and the Icelandic geothermal company Reykjavik Geothermal (49 percent share).

The developers plans to drill up to 12 different wells for the initially planned two phases of development.

Map of the site for the Tulu Moye geothermal project, Ethiopia . Credit: Tulu Moye Geothermal.

Related news: African Union Commission Signs USD 9.9 Million Grant for Tulu Moye Drilling Programme

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