FILE PHOTO: Kenya Electricity Generating Company workers walk past the pylons of high-tension electricity power lines at the Olkaria II Geothermal power plant near the Rift Valley town of Naivasha

KenGen gets contract with Ethiopian Electric Power for geothermal drilling

(Reuters) - Kenya's KenGen on Monday said it secured a multi-million shillings contract to provide geothermal drilling services to state-run Ethiopian Electric Power.

The power producer's contract with East Africa's largest power producing company is being funded by the World Bank through a loan to the Ethopian government for 7.6 billion shillings ($76.8 million), KenGen said in a statement.

(Reporting by Samantha Machado in Bengaluru; Editing by Bernard Orr)

2019-02-25 12:32:04

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