Article - 18/10/2018

GRMF 5th Round Results

As published by the GRMF team, the results of the 5th GRMF Application Round (AR 5) are in. The GRMF received 9 applications (6 Surface Studies and 3 Drilling Programmes) that were formally accepted. "These 9 applications were submitted by 7 entities (4 public and 3 private) from 5 countries (Djibouti, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda) - out of the 11 GRMF countries". 7 projects qualified for grant award in AR 5 of GRMF (4 Surface Studies and 3 Drilling Programmes). The cumulative GRMF financial support – including potential continuation premium- for all qualified applications of AR 5 amounts to approximately USD 28.0 million.

Following projects qualified:

No.

Applicant

Country of Bidder

Project Name

Activity

1

GIDS Consult Ltd.

Uganda

Buranga

Surface Study

2

Department of Geological Survey and Mines

Uganda

Kibiro

Surface Study

3

Tanzania Geothermal Development Company Ltd. (TGDC)

Tanzania

Natron

Surface Study

4

Department of Geological Survey and Mines

Uganda

Panyimur

Surface Study

5

Orpower 12, Inc.

Ethiopia

Dofan

Drilling Programme

6

Tanzania Geothermal Development Company Ltd. (TGDC)

Tanzania

Kiejo-Mbaka

Drilling Programme

7

TM Geothermal Operations PLC (TMGO)

Ethiopia

Tulu-Moye

Drilling Programme


It is possible to meet the complete GRMF team at the 7th African Rift Geothermal Conference (ARGeo-C7) which will be held in Kigali (Rwanda) from 29 October to 4 November 2018.  Mannvit's team and members of the GRMF team will be at the conference and Expo in Kigali. A booth from Geothermal.is will be at the expo area #17. 

Source: www.grmf-eastafrica.org