Information on Received Expressions of Interest for the 6th GRMF Application Round – 3rd August 20202020-08-28T17:12:01+03:00

Information on Received Expressions of Interest for the 6th GRMF Application Round – 3rd August 2020

August 28th, 2020

The AUC officially acknowledges that on 29 July 2020 seventeen (17) Expressions of Interest (EoI) for the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility’s 6th Application Round were received on time and were accepted for bid opening, which took place on 3rd August 2020. The seventeen EoI consisted of ten (10) Surface Studies (SS) and seven (7) Drilling Programmes (DP). Eight (8) projects included a request to support infrastructure upgrades. The EoI came from six countries (Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia) and were submitted by private, as well as public entities.

The following Table provides an overview of the submitted applications:

  No.

Name of Bidder

Country of Bidder

Project name

Project type

1. Empakaa Energy Limited Kenya Emuruepoli Surface Study
2. M&M Trans Africa Trading PLC Ethiopia Boseti Surface Study
3. M&M Trans Africa Trading PLC Ethiopia Kone Surface Study
4. Office Djiboutien de Développement de
l’energie Geothermique (ODDEG)
Djibouti North Ghoubbet Surface Study
5. Office Djiboutien de Développement de
l’energie Geothermique (ODDEG)
Djibouti Alol Surface Study
6. Red Rose Boseti Limited Ethiopia Boseti Surface Study
7. Red Rose Meteka Limited Ethiopia Meteka Surface Study
8. Savannah Renewable Energy Limited Kenya Turkana Surface Study
+ Infrastructure
9. Tanzania Geothermal Development
Company (TGDC)
Tanzania Ibadakuli Surface Study
10. ZESCO Limited Zambia Chongo Surface Study
11. Bantu Energy Uganda Limited Uganda Panyimur Panyigoro Drilling Programme
+ Infrastructure
12. Geothermal Development Company Ltd. (GDC) Kenya Menengai West Drilling Programme
+ Infrastructure
13. Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) PLC Kenya Eburru Drilling Programme
+ Infrastructure
14. Office Djiboutien de Développement de
l’energie Geothermique (ODDEG)
Djibouti North West Assal Drilling Programme
+ Infrastructure
15. Tanzania Geothermal Development Company (TGDC) Tanzania Songwe Drilling Programme
+ Infrastructure
16. Marine Power Generation Ltd Kenya Mt. Margaret Drilling Programme
+ Infrastructure
17. Sosian Energy Limited Kenya Sosian Menengai Highland Drilling Programme
+ Infrastructure

 

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 6 – including those who have already passed the EoI stage in the AR 1 to AR 5 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 still are to be announced. Invitation letters shall be sent accordingly.

With kind regards,

Your GRMF team

GRMF AR6 Kick-Off Registration – your action is required!!!2020-07-16T05:20:02+03:00

GRMF AR6 Kick-Off Registration – your action is required!!!

April 29th, 2020

Dear Sir or Madam,

Register now for the kick-off Webinar for the 6th Application Round of the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility (GRMF) for East Africa!

As we announced two weeks ago, the kick-off Webinar will take place on 6th May 2020 from 02:00 pm to 04:30 pm (Addis Ababa time (GMT+3)). 

It will not be a public event. If you would like to attend, we kindly ask you to register in advance via email.

Please send the following information to grmf@roedl.com:           

  • Name
  • Company / Organization
  • Country
  • Email address

After the registration you will receive a link to participate in the event.

Furthermore, we are pleased to publish also the agenda which shows, that you will get all required information about GRMF and the upcoming application round 6.

Agenda – Kick-Off Webinar (6 May 2020)
Ethiopian Time (GMT+3)
02:00 pm – 02:15 pm Opening Remarks
02:15 pm – 02:30 pm GRMF – Overview & Status
02:30 pm – 02.45 pm Application Procedure
02:45 pm – 03:00 pm Q&A
03:00 pm – 03:15 pm Geotechnical Requirements
03:15 pm – 03:30 pm Q&A
03:30 pm – 03:45 pm E&S Requirements
03:45 pm – 04:00 pm Q&A
04:00 pm – 04:15 pm Procurement Regulations & Early Contracting
04:15 pm – 04:30 pm Q&A
04:30 pm Closing Remarks

 

We are looking forward to your registrations and your participation in the event.

 

 

Kick-Off Meeting for the 6th Application Round2020-07-16T05:20:02+03:00

Kick-Off Meeting for the 6th Application Round

April 17th, 2020

To all GRMF Stakeholders,

The Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility (GRMF) was established to fund, facilitate, and accelerate geothermal development in eleven partner countries in the Eastern African Rift region. It is hosted and managed by the African Union Commission (AUC). Funding is provided by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) together with the EU-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund (EU Africa ITF) via KfW Development Bank (KfW), and the UK Department for International Development (DFID).The GRMF was launched in 2012. It conducts a series of Application Rounds to identify eligible projects and determine appropriate project funding levels. The 5th Application Round was finalised in October 2018. The GRMF programme has a total funding volume of approximately 115 million USD, which may be increased at the donors‘ discretion.

We are pleased to announce today the date of the kick-off meeting for the 6th Application Round of the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility (GRMF).

Despite these difficult times, caused by the Covid19 pandemic, GRMF remains fully operational.

The kick-off will be held on 6th of May 2020 from 02:00 pm to 4:30 pm (Addis Ababa time (GMT+3)).

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, the meeting will be conducted using webinar software.

During the Kick-off meeting, the GRMF programme will be introduced to potential Applicants and a comprehensive overview of the whole Application procedure will be provided. Furthermore, geotechnical requirements, procurement regulations & early contracting, as well as E&S requirements will be addressed. Participants will be able to ask questions.

More information about the webinar will follow shortly.

Online Survey for Project Financing and Direct-Use Projects2020-07-16T05:20:02+03:00

Online Survey for Project Financing and Direct-Use Projects

January 24th, 2020

Dear Developers,

After five successful Application Rounds of the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility (GRMF) with 30 awarded projects, the Regional Geothermal Coordination Unit (RGCU) of the African Union Commission (AUC) is currently assessing the potential of a scope extension. Therefore, the RGCU would like to gather market information both for

  • the financing situation from the exploration phase up to the power plant operation, and for
  • direct-use projects in East Africa.

The results of this survey will form the informational base for the discussions with the relevant financing institutions and donors, in order to

  • develop further financial instruments for the advanced project phases, and to
  • assess the potential financial support for direct-use projects.

Please fill the survey form until 12 February 2020 on the following link:

https://survey.roedl.com/limesurvey/index.php/412455

Feel free to contact the GRMF team via the website www.grmf-eastafrica.org. The survey will take approx. 15-20 minutes (depending on your internet connectivity).

Once the survey and the internal discussions are finalized, all stakeholders (including participants of this survey) as well as relevant media will be informed accordingly.

Many thanks in advance for your cooperation and contribution to this next development stage of GRMF.

Your GRMF team

Note: All data as submitted by the participants will be kept confidential by the GRMF.

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