The AUC officially acknowledges that on 31 August 2021, ten (10) Expressions of Interest (EoI) for the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility’s 7th Application Round were received on time and were accepted for bid opening. The seventeen EoI consisted of eight (8) Surface Studies (SS) and two (2) Drilling Programmes (DP). Two (2) projects included a request to support infrastructure upgrades. The EoI came from six countries (Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania) and were submitted by private, as well as public entities.
The following Table provides an overview of the submitted applications:
Name of Bidder
Country of Bidder
|1.||Tanzania Geothermal Development Company Limited (TGDC)||Tanzania||Luhoi||Drilling Programme|
|2.||MUMBI Limited||Kenya||Kiambogo||Drilling Programme|
|3.||Amsas Resource Group Pty, Ltd.||Somalia||Biyo Kulule||Surface Study|
|4.||Energy Development Corporation Limited (EDCL)||Rwanda||Bugarma||Surface Study|
|5.||Reykjavik Geothermal||Ethiopia||Abaya Sidama||Surface Study|
|6.||Tanzania Geothermal Development Company Limited (TGDC)||Tanzania||Meru||Surface Study|
|7.||M&M Trans Africa Trading PLC||Ethiopia||Boseti||Surface Study|
|8.||Office Djiboutien de Développement de
l’energie Geothermique (ODDEG)
|9.||Red Rose Boseti Limited||Ethiopia||Boseti||Surface Study|
|10.||Red Rose Meteka Limited||Ethiopia||Meteka||Surface Study|
Currently, a completeness check, the identification of potential rejection grounds as well as the full evaluation are carried out.
All applicants with successful EoI in AR 7 – including those who have already passed the EoI stage in the AR 1 to AR 6 but have to-date not managed to submit a successful RfA, will be invited to the mandatory pre-bidding workshop. The exact date and location will be announced in time. Invitation letters shall be sent accordingly.
With kind regards,
Your GRMF team