Kenya: KenGen Installs 83.3 MW Steam Turbine at Olkaria 1 AU 6 Geothermal Power Plant

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In a recent press release, KenGen Managing Director and CEO, Mrs Rebecca Miano said the installation of the turbine’s lower casing has started. “This is the largest single unit of turbine we will be installing in any of our power plants with a capacity of 83.3MW and with its installation we are now entering the final phase of construction of the power plant,” she added.

The turbine installation and its auxiliaries will take approximately three months including dynamic balancing. The installation will run alongside other major installations such as Generator Step Up Transformer (GSUT), Auxiliary transformers, MV and LV Switchgears, Non Condensable Gas extraction system, Cooling water system, Air Compressor system, Heating and Ventilation system and Emergency Diesel Generator.

Mrs. Miano said KenGen is happy with the progress of the project as it is on schedule despite challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. “With these activities running concurrently, it will ensure that the power plant’s commissioning is achieved in the last quarter of the year 2021,” she added.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

Source: KenGen

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