EOI for Olkaria; PhD student sought; Women in geothermal

Geothermal opportunities are available in Kenya and Iceland; a “Women in Geothermal” meeting is announced for this fall.

EOI Sought for Feasibility Study at Olkaria I (due August 15)
Reykjavik Energy Seeks a PhD Student for CO2-REACT (deadline August 31)
Women in Geothermal” Meeting (Oct. 1)

EOI Sought for Feasibility Study at Olkaria I (due August 15)
Submitted by Martin N. Mwangi — The first unit was commissioned in June 1981, the second unit in November 1982 and the third unit March 1985. The plant has however experienced normal wear and tear over the 32 years of operation. Besides the wear and tear, the technology which was the basis for design of the plant has now been overtaken by the latest user friendly and efficient technologies. In addition, most equipment of the plant is no longer in production (obsolete) thus making acquisition of spare parts difficult. It is in view of the above that KenGen wishes to engage a consultant to carry out a detailed examination and study of the power plant in its current condition and advice on whether to rehabilitate, upgrade or retire the power plant and construct a new one.

In order to be-shortlisted the interested bidders must have as a minimum:
i) A track record of relevant experience on geothermal power plants including steam gathering and HV Substations & Transmission systems, including knowledge of Geothermal Power Plant operations and maintenance of the same;
ii) Undertaken at least two Feasibility study of a geothermal power plant during the last 15 years;
iii) At least 15 years experience in the design and engineering of geothermal power plants and their associated steam field

The EOI (1 Original and 3 copies) will be due by 1400 hours (Kenya time) on Thursday, 15th August, 2013. Contact: Capital Planning & Strategy Manager, Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited, Stima Plaza III, Kolobot Road, Parklands, P.O. Box 47936 – 00100, Nairobi, Kenya. Tel: +254-20-3666427 Fax: +254-20-2248848 Email: enjenga@kengen.co.ke CC fmakhanu@kengen.co.ke; imaina@kengen.co.ke; ckiara@kengen.co.ke; gmuchemi@kengen.co.ke; pkimemia@kengen,co.ke; jnjuguna@kengen.co.ke

Reykjavik Energy Seeks a PhD Student for CO2-REACT (deadline August 31)
Submitted by Reykjavik Energy — Reykjavik Energy is working towards reducing gas emissions from the Hellisheidi geothermal power plant. Pilot scale CO2-H2S capture and sequestration has already been carried out at the Hellisheidi geothermal power plant and plans call for up-scaled CCS activities in 2014. OR plans to hire a Ph.D. student to develop reactive transport models of the up-scaled injection activities at Hellisheidi. Funding for the student will be provided by the CO2-REACT project. For more information please contact: Edda Sif Aradottir at edda.sif.aradottir@or.is or Einar Gunnlaugsson at einar.gunnlaugsson@or.is. Application deadline is August 31st, 2013.

“Women in Geothermal” Meeting (Oct. 1)
Via UC Davis CGEC — The Women in Geothermal (WinG) group will hold its first annual meeting at the GRC/GEA Meeting & Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday, October 1st. The mission of this newly formed group is to promote the education, professional development, and advancement of women in the geothermal community. At this initial meeting we will elect a steering committee to form programs and organize activities that the members deem appropriate to work toward achieving these goals. ┬áRegister at Womeningeothermal.eventbrite.com

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