Sosian Energy 35MW Geothermal Plant in Kenya on Track for Early Commissioning

  • Kenya’s Energy Cabinet Secretary Davis Chirchir provided some updates on the status of the geothermal power plant being built by Sosian Energy.
  • According to Chirchir, Sosian Energy is targeting commercial operations by June 2023 but that they were ahead of schedule and may start operations by next month.

Sosian Menengai Geothermal Power Limited (SMGPL), is currently developing and constructing a 35MWnet Geothermal Power Plant at Menengai Geothermal Field in Nakuru on a 25year Build-Own-Operate (BOO) basis through a PPA with Kenya Power and PISSA with GDC.SMGPL has been issued with GoK Support Letter and Partial Risk Guarantee from ADF.

This project involves design, supply, installation, testing, commissioning and management of defects during warranty period of the 35MW Project. The Power plant shall consist of various components which include foundations, buildings, turbines and Generators, pumps, condensers, gas removal system, cooling tower, electrical and control system and other balance of system elements designed and installed to conform to current engineering practices to ensure reliable performance of the Geothermal Plant.

All the necessary Permits and contractual documentation has been issued .SMGPL has signed an EPC and O&M Contract with Kaishan Group.

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