Tanzania Geothermal Project
Article - 03/09/2020

GRMF 6th Application Round EoI

The AUC and the GRMF have announced that seventeen Expressions of Interest (EoI) for the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility’s 6th Application Round have been received. The seventeen EoI consisted of ten Surface Studies and seven Drilling Programmes. Eight projects included a request to support infrastructure upgrades. The EoI came from six countries (Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia) and were submitted by private, as well as public entities.

All applicants with successful EoI in AR 6, including those who have already passed the EoI stage in the AR 1 to AR 5 but have to-date not managed to submit a successful RfA, will be invited to the mandatory pre-bidding workshop. 

Mannvit is pleased to see the interest of the region’s geothermal developers in applying to the fund. The GRMF remains fully operational despite the current Covid-19 pandemic and will take the appropriate steps in order to hold the pre-bidding workshop as planned.  


About the GRMF

The Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility (GRMF) was launched in 2012 to fund, facilitate, and accelerate geothermal development in eleven partner countries in the Eastern African Rift region. It is hosted and managed by the African Union Commission (AUC). Funding is provided by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) together with the EU-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund (EU Africa ITF) via KfW Development Bank (KfW), and the UK Department for International Development (DFID). Mannvit provides technical consultancy to the GRMF for the entire process.

More information: https://grmf-eastafrica.org/news/


Photo: Tanzania geothermal project (Lilja Tryggvadottir)