KenGen wants consultant for waste to energy plant in Nairobi

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KenGen wants consultant for waste to energy plant in Nairobi

Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen) is seeking for suitable consultant to conduct a feasibility study for construction and operation of a Waste to Energy Plant at the Dandora Dumpsite in Nairobi.

Through a tender notice that expires on Sep 15th, 2020 at 10:00,interested consultants must provide information evidencing that they are qualified and experienced to perform the services. For this purpose, documented evidence of recent and similar services must be submitted.

“Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to successfully undertake the feasibility study,” the tender notice reads in part.

A firm or a consortium that has carried out a feasibility studies for urban waste to energy plants handling at least 350,000 tonnes of solid waste per annum will be given top priority.

Also participants must demonstrate that they have undertaken a feasibility study and design for at least one existing Waste to Energy plant.

The city of Nairobi generates about 3,000 tonnes of solid waste per day and is transported to the main dumpsite at Dandora within Nairobi, approximately 10km from the Nairobi City centre.

Solid waste management has been a challenge for many years to the Nairobi City County
authorities. The Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) is now responsible for solid waste
management in the city county and intends to address this problem by partnering with KenGen to establish a Waste to Energy Plant at the Dandora Dumpsite.

In this implementation arrangement, NMS will avail the land within or around Dandora Dumpsite and solid waste, while KenGen will finance, develop, and operate the power plant.

The scope of work include:Estimation of waste generation and preparation of a waste forecast model,site selection and site investigations (topographical survey, geotechnical investigations), review of Waste to Energy technologies, options development, evaluation, and selection, conceptual design among others.

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