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EEP Awards Companies to Drill Geothermal Project

March 2 , 2019

Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) signed an agreement with two Chinese and Kenyan companies for a 70MW geothermal energy drilling project. Shandong Kerui Oilfield Service Group, Shandong Kerui Oilfield Service Group Co. Ltd., and the Kenyan Electricity Generating Company are the companies that partnered with EEP. EEP said the three firms are expected to supply drilling materials as well as drill wells for possible geothermal energy sources at the Aluto-Langano geothermal project in central Ethiopia. The companies will drill 22 wells initially to probe the geothermal energy generation potential. The Aluto-Langano geothermal project, which will cost up to 173.2 million dollars, is a part of the government’s plans to generate up to 5,000MW of geothermal energy in the coming years. Currently, Ethiopia produces only 7.3MW of geothermal energy.


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