Information on Receiving 5th AR Expression of Interest – 12th December 2017

 

The AUC officially acknowledges that on 12 December 2017 eleven (11) Expression of Interest (EoI) for the GRMF 5th Application Round were received on time and were accepted for bid opening, which took place on the same date. The eleven EoI consisted of six (6) Surface Studies and five (5) Drilling Programmes. Apart from five (5) SS projects all included a request to support related infrastructure to upgrades. The EoI came from 6 countries (Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania) 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.

Office Djiboutien de Développement de l'Energie Géothermique  (ODDEG)

Djibouti

North-East Ghoubbet

Surface Study

2.

Office Djiboutien de Développement de l'Energie Géothermique  (ODDEG)

Djibouti

Dimbil-Dirdir (Goros)

Drilling Programme

+ Infrastructure

3.

Office Djiboutien de Développement de l'Energie Géothermique  (ODDEG)

Djibouti

North-West Assal

Drilling Programme 

+ Infrastructure

4.

Cluff Geothermal Ltd.

Ethiopia

Fantale

Drilling Programme 

+ Infrastructure

5.

OrPower 12 Inc.

Ethiopia

Dofan

Drilling Programme 

+ Infrastructure

6.

Energy Development Corporation Ltd. (EDCL)

Rwanda

Gisenyi

Surface Study

7.

Diamond Grip Construction Company Ltd.

Kenya

Emuru-Angogolak

Surface Study

+ Infrastructure

8.

GIDS Geothermal

Uganda

Buranga

Surface Study

9.

Tanzania Geothermal Development Company Limited (TGDC)

Tanzania

Kiejo-Mbaka

Drilling Programme 

+ Infrastructure

10.

Tanzania Geothermal Development Company Limited (TGDC)

Tanzania

Natron

Surface Study

11.

Geothermal Resources Department (GRD)

Uganda

Panyimur

Surface Study

 

Currently, a completeness check, the identification of potential rejection grounds as well as the full evaluation are carried out. It is envisioned that all applicants shall receive feedback regarding their EoI in the end of February 2018.

All applicants with successful EoI in AR 5 – including those who have already passed the EoI stage in the AR 1 to AR 4 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

 

Release date: December 17, 2017