GDC is making plans to construct a geothermal spa on the Menengai steam box modeled after the Blue Lagoon in a bid to diversify income channels.
The Geothermal Construction Corporate (GDC) has introduced plans to construct a geothermal spa in its Menengai steam fields in Nakuru, Kenya. This spa is imply to lend a hand GDC diversify its income base but even so the steam gross sales for geothermal energy technology.
“Blue Lagoon is one thing we’re taking a look to emulate at Menengai,” mentioned GDC Drilling and Infrastructure Common Supervisor Paul Ngungi, relating to Iceland’s standard Blue Lagoon.
If those plans materialize, it is going to be the second one geothermal spa in Kenya. The primary one, operated by means of KenGen, is situated within the Olkaria steam fields in Naivasha. The geothermal spa was once additionally a part of KenGen’s income diversification scheme, as we up to now reported.
GDC owns and operates the steam fields in Menengai and has undertaken drilling of a complete of 43 wells. 105 MW of geothermal energy is deliberate to be generated from this useful resource. One Impartial Energy Manufacturer (IPP) is already establishing a 35-MW energy plant, which is scheduled to begin commissioning by means of the first quarter of 2023.