The AUC officially acknowledges that on 12th August 2016 fourteen (14) Expression of Interest (EoI) for the GRMF 4th Application Round were received on time and were accepted for bid opening, which took place on the same date. The fourteen EoI consisted of ten (10) Surface Studies and four (4) Drilling Programmes (apart from five (5) SS projects all included a request to support related infrastructure to upgrades). The EoI came from 3 countries (Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda) 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.||Reykjavik Geothermal ehf||Ethiopia||Abaya Geothermal||Surface Study|
|2.||Geological Survey of Ethiopia||Ethiopia||Alalobeda, Afar Rift Tendaho Graben||Drilling Programme + I|
|3.||Maralal Energy Limited||Kenya||Chepchuk Geothermal Project||Surface Study + I|
|4.||Geothermal Exploration Limited||Kenya||Ol’Rongai Geothermal Project||Surface Study + I|
|5.||Orpower Twelve Inc||Ethiopia||Wando Ganet||Drilling Programme + I|
|6||Orpower Twelve Inc||Ethiopia||Boku||Drilling Programme + I|
|7.||Orpower Twelve Inc||Ethiopia||Daguna Fango||Drilling Programme + I|
|8.||Geothermal Resources Department Uganda||Uganda||Kibiro Geothermal Prospect||Surface Study|
|9.||GIDS Consult Ltd||Uganda||EL0725 Buranga||Surface Study|
|10.||Arus Energy Limited||Kenya||Arus Geothermal Prospect||Surface Study + I|
|11.||Kenya Electricity Generation Company Limited (KenGen)||Kenya||Eburru Geothermal Prospect||Surface Study + I|
|12.||Capital Power Limited||Kenya||Homa Hills – Homa Bay County||Surface Study + I|
|13.||Boortmalt NV||Ethiopia||Boku Geothermal Area||Surface Study|
|14.||Boortmalt NV||Ethiopia||Kone Geothermal Area||Surface Study|
Currently, a completeness check, as well as the identification of potential rejection grounds has been completed which is now being followed by the evaluation. It is envisioned that all applicants shall receive feedback regarding their applications in the first half of October 2016.
All applicants with successful EoI in AR 4 – including those who have already passed the EoI stage in the AR 1 to AR 3 but have to-date not managed to submit a successful RfA, will be invited to the mandatory pre-bidding workshop which is to take place at the AUC HQ in Addis Ababa on 31 October and 01 November 2016. Invitation letters shall be sent accordingly.
With kind regards,
Your GRMF team