Sh20 billion power project back on track

Saturday January 30 2016

Geothermal power generation plant in Okaria. A power project at the firm will proceed after a judge ruled there was no irregular tendering. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Geothermal power generation plant in Okaria. A power project at the firm will proceed after a judge ruled there was no irregular tendering. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By BILLY MUIRURI
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A mega power project in Ol Karia has resumed after the High Court threw out a call for a review over how the Sh20 billion tender was awarded.

The consortium of Transcentury, OJSC Power Machines Ltd and Civicon Ltd lost the case after Justice George Odunga described them as “sore losers who must have their way or no way at all”.

Justice Odunga told them there was nothing wrong with the way the tender was awarded to the consortium of RentcoEast Africa, Lantech Africa Ltd and Toshiba by Kengen.

The tender is for the leasing of 50 MW Wellheads Geothermal Power Generation Units at Olkaria.

Kengen awarded the tender to Rentco late last year but Transcentury appealed the decision at the Public Procurement Oversight Authority who said the award was okay.

Transcentury then went to court.