Kengen Awarded Geothermal Drilling Contract for 15MW Geothermal Project in Djibouti

  • The country Djibouti, officially the Republic of Djibouti, is a country located in the Horn of Africa.
  • KenGen, Kenya’s geothermal energy utility, has signed a drilling contract with the Djibouti Geothermal Energy Authority (Djiboutien De Development De lenergie Geothermique -ODDEG).
  • The planned geothermal project in Galla Le Koma would have capacity of 15 MW.

“In the next two years, Kengen aims to have considerable presence in countries within the Continent. It is also worth noting that we are not only keen on increasing our presence in Africa, but also enhancing energy capacities across the region,” said KenGen CEO Rebecca Miano at the signing ceremony.

Miano went on to say the contract scope cover the drilling of “two confirmed and one optional well for ODDEG in Galla Le Koma, using a single shot directional drilling procedure. We have confidence in our team’s ability to deliver this project.”

Djibouti announced plans to secure geothermal energy in September 2020, after securing funds for this work from the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) and Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD).

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