First drilling of the 150MW Tulu Moye Geothermal project completed

first_imgThe vision of the Ethiopian Government is to develop their vast geothermal resources by partnering with international scientific expertise and private sector financing. Construction is expected to be completed in two years with a cost of $800 million. Well drilling completed in Ethiopia. Source: Tulu Moye Geothermal AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector The developers plan to commission an initial 50MW (phase 1) by 2023 and a second phase of 100MW by 2025. UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Let me acknowledge our drilling Engineers in Ethiopia @EthiopiaTmgo who are giving their best to ensure @KenGenKenya delivers the best…@cmasio @AleckyJames @Rutovski @i_am_Auma @jmwaluma1 @hkcira @RigChiq— Bonyo Eunice (@EuniceBonyo) April 3, 2021 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The project is developed by Tulu Moye Geothermal with KenGen as joint contruction partner. 24-month drilling and construction timeline Finance and Policy Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA TAGSEthiopiageothermalIPPs Previous articleSouth Africa proposes cutting emissions by one third by 2030Next articleGas power plants in Nigeria get new maintenance agreements Nicolette Pombo-van ZylAs the Editor of ESI Africa, my passion is on sustainability and placing African countries on the international stage. I take a keen interest in the trends shaping the power & water utility market along with the projects and local innovations making headline news. Watch my short weekly video on our YouTube channel ESIAfricaTV and speak with me on what has your attention. The Tulu Moye Geothermal project is Ethiopia’s first geothermal IPP initiative. It will be developed in two phases with a target of 150MW of geothermal power generation capacity. Ethiopia’s state-owned power utility, Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP), reported late last month that the drilling of the first well for the Tulu Moye Geothermal project has been finalised. Tulu Moye Geothermal’s chief technical officer, Sigurgeir Geirsson, believes that being located in the Rift Valley of East Africa there is great potential to generate geothermal energy beyond the initially planned 150MW. The Tulu Moye Geothermal project brings the international geothermal scientists to Ethiopia, including from the US, Iceland and Kenya, in a great example of international and African regional cooperation at its best. Rufat Maina, the project site manager, also stated that drilling for the second well is ongoing. The project plans to drill up to 10 wells for the initially planned two phases of development. Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter For the second well more than 1,000 metres of the planned 2,500 metres has been drilled and excavated, explained Maina. Generation Have you read?Toshiba wins Ethiopian small-scale geothermal wellhead order BRICS Read more:First geothermal independent power producer in Ethiopialast_img read more