Saturday, September 25, 2010

Industrial Attachment 2

After a pre-mature exit from KenGen Ol-Karia Geothermal, I landed myself at Power Technics Limited - Mombasa Road (Kenya).

I have always wanted to be here and so am going to make the most out of this opportunity.

Power Technics was established in 1982 to integrate its core activities know-how and experience into superior quality products.

Power Technics delivers a full project package, from design implementation to after sales service. With a dedicated staff of over 200 people, Power technics has enjoyed sustained growth and success. Whatever the projects - large office complexes, steel industries, cement industries, plastic industries, national street lighting schemes - Power technics provides an integrated solution with its core activity of electrical engineering technology, superior sheet metal engineering technology, automation and systems.

My period in this company is to last 8weeks+ and I am most overjoyed to be in this wonderful place.
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Friday, September 10, 2010

Industrial Attachment : KenGen Olkaria Geothermal Power Station

As part of my training I am supposed to attend practical hours at a company of my choice for approximately 100days.During this time I should be exposed to market quality machines and put into practical what I’ve been learning through.
Welcome to Industrial Attachment Series of posts.
After successful I landed in KenGen Olkaria Geothermal Power Station. Being the only in Africa, I feel privileged being here and brushing shoulders with great engineers in this place.

The Power Station
The Olkaria Geothermal Power Station is managed by KenGen, a Government Parastatal which is responsible for all state power stations. This unique power station is located on the floor of The Great Rift Valley near Lake Naivasha. The chief main source of energy is high pressure stream from the ground which is used to drive turbines to produce electricity. There are currently 3 power stations in this field ie Olkaria 1 (KenGen), Olkaria 2 (KenGen), Olkaria 3 (Orpower IPP)
A combined 105MW is derived from the field. Future expansions are underway to increase the output to 200MW harnessing the full potential of Geothermal Power. The Olkaria geothermal field spans a great area and it is located within the Hell’s Gate National Park, approximately 120km from the Capital Nairobi.