GDC to build a geothermal industrial park at Menengai

The Geothermal Development Company (GDC) continues work on the planned industrial park that will utilize geothermal heat and power from the Menengai geothermal field in Nakuru County, Kenya.

GDC has made significant progress in building this industrial hub with the signing of a steam offtake agreement with Karsan Ramji and Sons. Under the agreement, GDC will supply steam to the cement manufacturer who will then produce power using a 4-MW wellhead generation unit to power the cement factory.

In mid-2023, GDC published a Request for Proposals for the “Establishment of Geothermal Direct-Use Powered Investments at the Menengai Geothermal Field, Kenya.” This builds on the pilot projects that GDC had been undertaking for geothermal direct use. The prototypes involved the use of geothermal steam for milk pasteurization, heating of greenhouses, aquaculture ponds, laundromats, and the drying of cereals.

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