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

Project name

Project type

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)
Djibouti Obock Surface Study
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