27 Mar '13, 8pm

Rwanda Set To Start Major Geothermal Development: All eyes are zeroed in on East Africa geothermal developmen...

Rwanda Set To Start Major Geothermal Development: All eyes are zeroed in on East Africa geothermal developmen...

Uwera Rutagarama, head of geothermal development at Rwanda’s Energy, Water and Sanitation Authority (EWSA), told The New Times that the government awarded several contracts to both local and international companies. "The contracts were awarded to the Great Wall Drilling Company, a Chinese firm, the supply of drilling materials will be handled by China Petroleum Development and Technology Corporation (CPTDC), rehabilitation of the road to the drilling site will be undertaken by ERGECO, a local firm, and the water supply to the site and civil works will be done by Yashinoya Ltd, a Kenyan company." This is good news for global geothermal companies that are vying to break into the Africa market as other countries, such as the U.S., are currently flat. Many U.S. players are beginning to open offices in emerging markets, and industry experts encourage this expansion. Halley Dick...

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