Kenya tenders, GRC registration open, Stanford abstracts, GDC jobs

GDC in Kenya invites bids for Menengai. KenGen in Kenya invites bids for a feasibility study. GRC announces important dates. Stanford abstract submissions are open. GDC in Kenya has job openings.

Bids Invited for Three 30-MW Modules, Geothermal Development Company, Menengai, Kenya (Meeting Aug. 23)
Feasibility Study, KenGen, Olkaria, Kenya
2013 GRC Annual Meeting Registration Now Open
Stanford Geothermal Workshop Abstract Submission (due Oct. 22)
Jobs: Geothermal Development Company, Kenya

Bids Invited for Three 30-MW Modules, Geothermal Development Company, Menengai, Kenya (Meeting Aug. 23)
Geothermal Development Company Limited (GDC) invites bids from eligible bidders to finance, design, procure/manufacture, supply, install, construct,
test, commission, operate and maintain three (3) Geothermal Modular Power Plants each of 30 MW on a 25 year Build Own Operate (BOO) basis at its Menengai Geothermal Field. Through this process, it is planned that three (3) different bidders will be selected each to install a 30MW Geothermal Modular Power Plant to be commissioned by end of December 2014. See Gdc.co.ke (PDF); Pre-Bid Site Visit and meeting on August 23, 2013.

Feasibility Study, KenGen, Olkaria, Kenya
KenGen has opened tender for a feasibility study for the refurbishment of the existing Olkaria I 45 MW geothermal power plant. See Kengen.co.ke and Kengen.co.ke (PDF)

2013 GRC Annual Meeting Registration Now Open
Submitted by GRC — Registration is now open for the 37th GRC Annual Meeting and GEA Geothermal Energy Expo, scheduled for September 29-October 2, 2013 at the MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The Preliminary Program is available to download at: Geothermal.org (PDF). More information at www.Geothermal.org. The GRC notes Important Deadlines: GRC Annual Charity Golf Tournament – Register now; Special weekday room rate offer – August 16; GRC 34th Annual Geothermal Amateur Photography Contest – August 30. Early bird registration by August 30. Register now and save $100.

Stanford Geothermal Workshop Abstract Submission (due Oct. 22)
The Stanford Geothermal Workshop is February 24-26, 2014. Abstract submissions are due Tuesday 22nd October 2013. Topics on recent research relating to geothermal reservoirs will include: Case Studies: reservoir response to production, effects of injection, scaling characteristics; Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS): current and future activities; Engineering Techniques: reservoir simulation, empirical methods, well tests, tracers; Field Management: strategies for exploitation, injection, scale inhibition; Exploration: geophysics, geochemistry, geology, heat flow studies, outflows; Drilling and Well Bore Flows: well stimulation, bore flow modeling, hydro-fracturing, scaling; Low Enthalpy Systems: applications of heat pumps, hot dry rock technology; Geosciences: application of geophysics, geochemistry, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics. Pangea.stanford.edu

Jobs: Geothermal Development Company, Kenya
Graduate Trainees, Technicians, Internal Auditors and Supply Chain: Geothermal Development Company (GDC) in Kenya is seeking to recruit suitably qualified and highly motivated staff to support the development of steam equivalent to 5000 MW in the next 17 years. The candidates will be responsible for undertaking surface exploration and working on drill rigs in sites including Magadi, Suswa, Bogoria, Arus, Lake Baringo, Chyulu, Mwananyamala, Homa Hills, Menengai, Barrier, Namarunu, Emuruangogolak, Silali, Korosi, Paka, Badlands and Chepchuk. The ideal candidates should be able to work in camping environments in remote areas and have the following attributes: team player, high integrity, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, flexible and willing to work long hours. Details at Board.eajoblist.com. Submit application letter, detailed CV, copies of certificates, and other relevant testimonials, email and telephone contacts, to reach the undersigned not later 5.00 p.m. on 15th August, 2013. The Managing Director & CEO, Geothermal Development Company Ltd, TAJ towers 9th Floor Upper Hill Road, P.O. Box 100746 – 00101, Nairobi, Kenya, Email: careers@gdc.co.ke

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