Toshiba to supply turbines for upgrade of Olkaria 1 geothermal power plant in Kenya

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  • Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) has received an order from SEPCOIII Electric Power Construction Co., Ltd. for steam turbines and generators for the geothermal power plant equipment renovation of Units 1 through 3 at the old 45MW Olkaria I geothermal power plant in Kenya.
  • The steam turbines and generators will be shipped to the site by December 2025.

Olkaria I geothermal power plant is the oldest geothermal power plant in Kenya and has been in commercial operation by the Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (hereinafter “KenGen”) since 1981.

Units 1 through 3 of the plant need renovation due to aging, and Toshiba ESS’s steam turbines and generators have been selected for the renovation. This will increase the power output of Units 1 through 3 from the current 15 Megawatts(MW)to 21 MW each, enabling them to achieve a higher output with less steam. These points were highly evaluated by KenGen and led to the adoption of the contract.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal


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