SEARCH IN BRIEF

 
Construction begins on Kenya's $1.3bn Olkaria IV Geothermal Plant

Work has begun on an enormous $1.3bn geothermal project in Kenya. The Olkaria IV Geothermal Plant is due for completion in 2014 and is part of a major initiative to increase the percentage of geothermal energy contribution in Kenya from 13% to 50% by 2018.

Kenya’s current main source of power is hydropower however this is liable to fluctuation from the weather and therefore contracts were signed back in November for the Olkaria IV Geothermal Plant which is to be built by a consortium of Japanese firm Toyota Tsusho Corporation and the South Korean Hyundai Engineering and Construction.

President Mwai Kibaki attended the groundbreaking ceremony of the pair of plants, each of which will have two units generating 140MW. Work technically began some time ago with the drilling of steam wells with generators expected to create power during construction of the plants.

IN BRIEF
Wednesday 25 July 2012
WAN Civic Buildings Award winners revealed in Amsterdam
Fri 12 Sep 2014
Chris van Duijn, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Jason Long and Michael Kokora promoted to partner at OMA
Wed 10 Sep 2014
Groundbreaking held for Johnson Fain-designed residential towers in Jakarta
Wed 10 Sep 2014
Snohetta's SFMOMA tops out today
Wed 10 Sep 2014
Frank Gehry announces strategic alliance with Trimble
Tue 09 Sep 2014
Gehry out at Ground Zero Arts Center
Tue 09 Sep 2014
Work halted at Atlantic Yards site in NY
Fri 05 Sep 2014
Parsons Brinckerhoff sold to WSP for £820m
Thu 04 Sep 2014