7th GRMF Application Round: Kick-Off Webinar (22 June 2021)2021-06-08T16:28:54+03:00

7th GRMF Application Round: Kick-Off Webinar (22 June 2021)

June 8th, 2021

Dear Sir/Madam,

We are pleased to announce the date for kick-off webinar for the 7th Application Round of the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility (GRMF) for East Africa, which will be on 22nd of June 2021 from 02:00 pm to 4:30 pm (Addis Ababa time (GMT+3)). As this webinar is not intended to be a public event, we kindly ask you to register until 18 June 2021 via email.

To register, 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.

Agenda of the webinar is as shown below:

Agenda – Kick-Off Webinar (22nd June 2021)
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.

Kind regards,

Your GRMF Team

AUC signs Grant Contract with the Geothermal Development Company (GDC)2021-03-03T12:20:06+03:00

AUC signs Grant Contract with the Geothermal Development Company (GDC)

February 26th, 2021

Addis Ababa, 27 January 2021,

The African Union Commission (AUC) through its Department of Infrastructure & Energy and the Geothermal Development Company (GDC) have signed a GRMF Grant Contract for the Paka Drilling Programme.

The Agreement was signed by the AUC Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, H.E. Dr Amani Abou-Zeid, the Cabinet Secretary, National Treasury and Planning Hon. Amb. Ukur Yatani EGH and the Geothermal Development Company (GDC) Eng. Jared O. Othieno.

The AUC’s Project Manager for the GRMF, Mr. Atef Marzouk, and the Energy Expert, Mr. Sylvain Degolmal, congratulate GDC on this achievement. “The African Union Commission (AUC) would like to congratulate the Geothermal Development Company (GDC), a fully government-owned company in Kenya, on the signing of the Grant Contract.” GDC is the first public developer to sign the grant contract with AUC which both symbolic and encouraging. By reaching this milestone, GDC through the Kenyan National Treasury and Planning ministry has demonstrated the commitment of the Government of Kenya to expand the development of geothermal resources in the country. The AUC and its partners KfW, BMZ, EU Africa ITF and FCDO (former DFID), are committed to fund bankable geothermal projects with respect to GRMF Financial scheme across East Africa region.

The total grant for the Paka Geothermal Project is USD 5,162,910. This is split to support 40% of the total drilling cost (drilling and testing programme) and 20% of the total infrastructure development (infrastructure upgrade) cost of the project. Through this support, GDC will drill two deep geothermal wells and upgrade the existing infrastructure to allow further development of the geothermal resource in the Project area.

The Paka Geothermal Project is located in the vast Baringo – Silali Geothermal Province. It is part of the first geothermal drilling programme (Baringo – Silali), north of the equator within Kenya’s East African Rift System. The project is situated 25km north of Lake Baringo and approximately 120km south of the largest desert lake, L. Turkana.

The Paka Geothermal Project is an integral component of GDC’s strategic plan, where the company envisions the development of 1,065MW from geothermal sources by 2030. Of this, approximately 100MW will be sourced from the Paka Geothermal Project.

“GDC would like to appreciate the African Union Commission (AUC) and its partners KfW, BMZ, EU Africa ITF and FCDO for the highly-significant GRMF funding support aimed at mitigating the high risks associated with geothermal development. We look forward to a continued partnership with GRMF in the development of our geothermal projects moving forward,” said GDC MD&CEO on signing the Grant Contract.

Kick-Off Meeting for the 7th GRMF Application Round2021-02-24T14:07:32+03:00

Kick-Off Meeting for the 7th GRMF Application Round

February 24th, 2021

To all GRMF Stakeholders,

We are pleased to inform you that the kick-off for the 7th GRMF Application Round will approximately take place in June 2021.

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.

Further information on the kick-off will follow shortly.

Best regards

Your GRMF Team

AR 6 – Bid Opening2021-01-29T18:45:41+03:00

AR 6 – Bid Opening

January 29th, 2021

Dear Developers,

We would like to inform you that the bid opening of the 6th GRMF Application Round will take place on 01 February 2021 at 03:00 p.m. (EAT).
You will be able to attend the opening ceremony via Zoom. Please find a respective link below:

Topic: Bid Opening Meeting
Time: Feb 1, 2021 03:00 PM Addis Ababa

Join Bid Opening Meeting

Best regards

Your GRMF Team

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