GDC reports that 19 companies are bidding for the development of eight 100 MW geothermal plant development at Bogoria-Silali, Kenya, among them Toshiba, Mitsubishi, Alstrom and General Electric.
Reported last week by Bloomberg, Kenya’s Geothermal Development Co. announced it has received bids from 19 companies to develop the 8, 100 MW geothermal power plants at Bogoria-Silali, in northwestern Kenya.
Among the companies bidding are the major players of the industry: Mitsubishi, Alstom Power, General Electric and Toshiba.
GDC plans to select a different company to build each of the eight facilities with the backing of the investors in the project, including the World Bank.
There is an element of competition expected for the companies in getting the plants up and running. “Construction of the power plants is expected to start as early as January and be completed in 2017 at a cost of $31. billion.”