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Kenya Electricity Generating Company Olkaria II Expansion, Nairobi

Announcement of contract

August 2007

Start of operation

End of 2009



Plant type



About 100km northwest of Nairobi, Kenya

Estimated investment

Around $100m

Plant owner

Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen)

Owner's engineer and Project Manager

Sinclair Knight Merz

Equipment supplier

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries


Steam turbine, condenser, generator, peripheral equipment, electrical facilities and a control system


Heat from the geothermal field in Kenya's Rift Valley

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