Biashara Energy Solutions Ltd

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                                              Projects Profile

  1. SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED PROJECTS  AND OTHER RENEWABLE PROJECTS IN DIFFERENT DEVELOPMENT STAGES

Over the past 5 years Biashara Energy Solutions Ltd has undertaken a number of projects which have made a great impact to the economy of Kenya.

The projects have also made a great impact in the energy sector in the country 

a.)    MUTONGA MUTUANDANJU SMALL HYDRO POWER PROJECT (4.3MW)

 Mutonga Mutuandanju SHP site is located on the middle levels of Ruthumbi forest Mt. Kenya forest in Meru County Kenya along Mutonga River.

 BESL acquired Equity Investor, Gulf Energy Limited that was signed on 4th October 2012 after after successful completion of the detailed feasibility study and permitting process, fully undertaken by BESL Consultants. The project is now ready for EPC and PPA. Currently, BESL is restructuring the project to bring in an extra investor and discussions are at late stages expected to close anytime by end of May 2017. The Project will cost USD. 12.5million.

The Special Purpose Vehicle created by Gulf Energy Ltd for the project is Intrepid Energy Limited.


NOTE 

LOOKING FOR NEW EQUITY INVESTOR INTO THE PROJECT. THE PROJECT IS READY TO HEAD TO PPA 

 

 

  1. OTHER RENEWABLE PROJECTS IN  DIFFERENT STAGES

Priority Projects for Investment in 2018 (Others projects are shelved for future investments)

 

NO

PROJECT NAME

TYPE /

TECHNOLOGY

LOCATION

CAPACITY

Estimated PROJECTED COST (USD)

STAGE

 

A.

 

1.

 

 

Sagana Kianjege Hydro Power Project (10MW)

PRIORITY 2018

 

Small Hydro

 

 

Kirinyaga County

 

 

10 MW

 

 

25 Million

 

 

- Feasibility study completed by BESL & permitting almost Complete

- EoI Approved by Ministry of Energy & Petroleum (June 2016)

- EPC Contractor Secured

- County Approval and Support Confirmed

- Transaction Advisor - Power Africa

-SPV in Place - Tungsten Energy Ltd

- Land Profiling almost Complete

- Equity Investors Identified & Discussions ongoing

- Interests in Debt Financing confirmed and discussions ongoing

2.

Kangeta Hills Wind

Power Project

 

Wind Power

Meru County

20MW

45Million

(for 20MW)

- Feasibility Completed by BESL & permitting & Land

Acquisition in progress

-Financing Interests Confirmed and Closure to be signed any time ( Grant, Equity, Debt). Open for one Equity Investor

- County Approvals Confirmed

3.

CPC Chemosit SHP

Small Hydro

Kericho County

3MW

10.5 million

- EoI  Application to

Ministry of Energy(MoEP) Done

 - Equity Financing Interests Formally Confirmed

- EPC Contractor  confirmed

- Feasibility Studies Completed by BESL

SPV in Place - Chemosit Power Co. Ltd

- Requires Final Studies, Land purchase and permitting process

 B.    OTHER PROJECTS        

4.

Mutonga Iruma-Magutuni SHP

Small Hydro

Kirinyaga County

3MW

22million

-Initial Detailed Feasibility Studies

completed by BESL

-County Level permitting almost

complete

-EoI Application to MoEP done

-Equity Partner secured and discussions almost complete for closure 

- Land Pofiled

- Requires Land purchase and completion of permitting process

 

 

 

5.

 

 

 

Ruguti –Chuka SHP

 

 

 

Small Hydro

 PROJECTS BELOW HAVE BEEN SHELVED FOR NOW

 

Tharaka-Nithi County

 

 

 

2 MW

 

 

 

2.5 Million

 

 

 

- Pre-feasibility Studies Complete

-  EoI Application to be done once an

Equity partner is in

- Early Capital Financing & Equity

Partner required

6.

Sagana Mjini SHP

 

Small Hydro

Kirinyaga County

 

5.2MW

 

7.5Million

 

-Initial Detailed Feasibility Studies

complete

-County Level permitting almost

complete

-EoI Application to be done once an

Equity partner is in 

- Early Capital Financing & Equity

Partner required

- Requires Land purchase and permitting process

7.

 

Thiba Gacogu

(Ndindiruku) SHP

Small Hydro

 

Kirinyaga County

 

2.5MW

 

3.8Million

 

- Pre-feasibility Studies Complete

-  EoI Application to be done once an

Equity partner is in

- Early Capital Financing & Equity

Partner required

             

8.

Rupingazi 2 –Nyamindi Ngariama SHP

Small Hydro

Kirinyaga County

 

5.2MW

12.5Million

- Pre-feasibility Studies Complete

-  EoI Application to be done once an

Equity partner is in

- Early Capital Financing & Equity

Partner required

9.

Rupingazi Ngariama SHP

Small Hydro

Kirinyaga County

6.6MW

18.1Million

- Pre-feasibility Studies Complete

-  EoI Application to be done once an

Equity partner is in

- Early Capital Financing & Equity

Partner required

10.

Nyamindi Murinduko SHP

Small Hydro

Kirinyaga County

1.4MW

1.8Million

-Initial Detailed Feasibility Studies

complete

-County Level permitting almost

complete

-EoI Application to be done once an

Equity partner is in 

- Early Capital Financing & Equity

Partner required

- Requires Land purchase and permitting process

11.

Mutonga Iruma-Magutuni SHP

Small Hydro

Tharaka-Nithi

County

 

 

-Initial Detailed Feasibility Studies

complete

-County Level permitting in progress

-EoI Application done awaiting issue

- Requires Land purchase and permitting process

- Developer required

- 100% Sale of the work done

 

 

  1. SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED PROJECTS  AND OTHER RENEWABLE PROJECTS IN DIFFERENT DEVELOPMENT STAGES

Over the past 5 years Biashara Energy Solutions Ltd has undertaken a number of projects which have made a great impact to the economy of Kenya.

The projects have also made a great impact in the energy sector in the country 

a.)    MUTONGA MUTUANDANJU SMALL HYDRO POWER PROJECT (4.3MW)

 Mutonga Mutuandanju SHP site is located on the middle levels of Ruthumbi forest Mt. Kenya forest in Meru County Kenya along Mutonga River.

 BESL acquired Equity Investor, Gulf Energy Limited that was signed on 4th October 2012 after after successful completion of the detailed feasibility study and permitting process, fully undertaken by BESL Consultants. The project is now ready for EPC and PPA. Currently, BESL is restructuring the project to bring in an extra investor and discussions are at late stages expected to close anytime by end of May 2017. The Project will cost USD. 12.5million.

The Special Purpose Vehicle created by Gulf Energy Ltd for the project is Intrepid Energy Limited.


NOTE 

LOOKING FOR NEW EQUITY INVESTOR INTO THE PROJECT. THE PROJECT IS READY TO HEAD TO PPA 

 

 

  1. OTHER RENEWABLE PROJECTS IN  DIFFERENT STAGES

Priority Projects for Investment in 2018 (Others projects are shelved for future investments)

 

NO

PROJECT NAME

TYPE /

TECHNOLOGY

LOCATION

CAPACITY

Estimated PROJECTED COST (USD)

STAGE

 

1.

Sagana Kianjege Hydro Power Project (10MW)

Small Hydro

Kirinyaga County

10 MW

25 Million

- Feasibility study completed by BESL & permitting almost Complete

- EoI Approved by Ministry of Energy & Petroleum (June 2016)

- EPC Contractor Secured

- County Approval and Support Confirmed

- Transaction Advisor - Power Africa

-SPV in Place - Tungsten Energy Ltd

- Land Profiling almost Complete

- Equity Investors Identified & Discussions ongoing

- Interests in Debt Financing confirmed and discussions ongoing

2.

Kangeta Hills Wind

Power Project

 

Wind Power

Meru County

20MW

45Million

(for 20MW)

- Feasibility Completed by BESL & permitting & Land

Acquisition in progress

-Financing Interests Confirmed and Closure to be signed any time ( Grant, Equity, Debt). Open for one Equity Investor

- County Approvals Confirmed

3.

CPC Chemosit SHP

Small Hydro

Kericho County

3MW

10.5 million

- EoI  Application to

Ministry of Energy(MoEP) Done

 - Equity Financing Interests Formally Confirmed

- EPC Contractor  confirmed

- Feasibility Studies Completed by BESL

SPV in Place - Chemosit Power Co. Ltd

- Requires Final Studies, Land purchase and permitting process

     OTHER PROJECTS        

4.

Mutonga Iruma-Magutuni SHP

Small Hydro

Kirinyaga County

3MW

22million

-Initial Detailed Feasibility Studies

completed by BESL

-County Level permitting almost

complete

-EoI Application to MoEP done

-Equity Partner secured and discussions almost complete for closure 

- Land Pofiled

- Requires Land purchase and completion of permitting process

 

 

 

5.

 

 

 

Ruguti –Chuka SHP

 

 

 

Small Hydro

 PROJECTS BELOW HAVE BEEN SHELVED FOR NOW

 

Tharaka-Nithi County

 

 

 

2 MW

 

 

 

2.5 Million

 

 

 

- Pre-feasibility Studies Complete

-  EoI Application to be done once an

Equity partner is in

- Early Capital Financing & Equity

Partner required

6.

Sagana Mjini SHP

 

Small Hydro

Kirinyaga County

 

5.2MW

 

7.5Million

 

-Initial Detailed Feasibility Studies

complete

-County Level permitting almost

complete

-EoI Application to be done once an

Equity partner is in 

- Early Capital Financing & Equity

Partner required

- Requires Land purchase and permitting process

7.

 

Thiba Gacogu

(Ndindiruku) SHP

Small Hydro

 

Kirinyaga County

 

2.5MW

 

3.8Million

 

- Pre-feasibility Studies Complete

-  EoI Application to be done once an

Equity partner is in

- Early Capital Financing & Equity

Partner required

             

8.

Rupingazi 2 –Nyamindi Ngariama SHP

Small Hydro

Kirinyaga County

 

5.2MW

12.5Million

- Pre-feasibility Studies Complete

-  EoI Application to be done once an

Equity partner is in

- Early Capital Financing & Equity

Partner required

9.

Rupingazi Ngariama SHP

Small Hydro

Kirinyaga County

6.6MW

18.1Million

- Pre-feasibility Studies Complete

-  EoI Application to be done once an

Equity partner is in

- Early Capital Financing & Equity

Partner required

10.

Nyamindi Murinduko SHP

Small Hydro

Kirinyaga County

1.4MW

1.8Million

-Initial Detailed Feasibility Studies

complete

-County Level permitting almost

complete

-EoI Application to be done once an

Equity partner is in 

- Early Capital Financing & Equity

Partner required

- Requires Land purchase and permitting process

11.

Mutonga Iruma-Magutuni SHP

Small Hydro

Tharaka-Nithi

County

 

 

-Initial Detailed Feasibility Studies

complete

-County Level permitting in progress

-EoI Application done awaiting issue

- Requires Land purchase and permitting process

- Developer required

- 100% Sale of the work done

 

 

  1.  BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS 

Micro Hydros OffGrids Commercialization & Cottage Industries Development Programme (Mt. Kenya Cluster)

 

1.) Thima Micro Hydro Power Project (20kW) - Connections100 Households

The projects has infrastructure which requires rehabilitation. There is natural earthen weir, penstock requires replacement and powerhouse requires repairs. The transmission or distribution network to reach the 100 households connections will need to be undertaken afresh under the Electricity Code requirements. The project grid will be integrated to Number 2 here for Kiangibuini to share the and stabilize the load during different hydrological changes.

2.) Kiangima Kiangibuini Micro Hydro Power Project (50kW) & Sweet Potato Crisps Processing and Packaging - Connections 200 Households

Initially the project had 300 projected connections but they could not be reached due to lack of financing for distribution network. The project will supply 200households on completion and its grid will be integrated with that of Thima micro hydro holding another 100connections. The Commercial Component of this project is a small cottage Industry which will process or add value to sweet potatoes supplied by farmers from Kiangwaci area to Sweet Potato Crisps for the supermarkets shelves. This will enable the farmers to at least double the Sweet-potato earning per kilogram from USD. 0.40 to 0.80. The community members part of the project will also benefit from the profits made from electricity sales and proceeds from the cottage industry. Employment will be created and sweet-potato farming will commercialize, hence creating more jobs in these rural set-ups. 

All the generation infrastructure is available and some part of distribution network currently supplying about 15homes. Only the upgrade of the electromechanical equipment required from the current 10kW operational to 50kW. 

 

3.) Kiabarikiri Njine Kabia Micro Hydro Power Project (30kW) & Medical Hardware Workshop & Technical Vocational Training-  Connections 100 Households

This project has 100 farmers of which there main form of farming is dairy farming. They are located within outskirts of Kirinyaga County Headquarters, Kerugoya Town. This proximity makes the location viable for various business opportunities as a small industrial zone. Significant members have already received Dairy Goats funded by Upper Tana as a livelihood project. The major commercial component of the project shall be the Medical Hardware Industrial Workshop with two primary objectives in business. There will be technical vocational training programme and there will be manufacture of primarily Wheel Chairs, Hospital modern beds, stretchers and many other of the kind.

 

4.) Kathamba Kanja Micro-Hydro Power Project (10kW) & Jua Kali Industrial Park - Connections 100Households

The project is half-way built and some civil works including powerhouse require to be completed. The project mainly is to supply a number of households and a commercial centre which will incorporate ICT, Welding & Engineering Workshop as well as modern motor vehicle customization and other Jua Kali work.

 The Industrial Centre will be set at Kiandieri Shopping Centre and is expected to spur the social economic growth within this shopping centre while creating jobs for the youth.

 

5.)  Muruku-Salama Micro Hydro & Solar Micro Grid (20kW) & Mechanized Small-Scale Slaughter & Meat Value Addition Industry - 100 Connections

This isstill at design stage. It is expected to utilize solar energy within the day while utilisisng floods waters in a resovoir uphill to generate electricity at night. Once the water is released by the powerhouse, it will run to another reseervior where the solar power will pump it for irrigation and ranching. Surplus water will be pumped back to the generation reservoir. There are several value addition components which includes, grapes drying and winery, slaughtering of goats and cows and value addition for the meat for the Kenyan market.

A number of farmers have already started significant cattle keeping for commercial purposes. Grapes Farming has already began and in one year time meat and grapes production component are up.

 

6.) Mujwa Thingithu Micro Hydro Power Project (250kW) & Sunflower Oil Processing Plant with Industrial Park - 400 Connections

The power is expected to supply 400 connections and an Industrial Park that will hold will hold business stalls, sunflower processing plant. Currently it is the largest offgrid in the Mt. Kenya Cluster. Most of the farmers have experience farming of sunflower but when Bidco pulled out of the area where they used to buy sunflower produce from the farmer; the farmers suffered a big blow.

Therefore, the sunflower oil processing will be key in this process as it will promote farmers within the region. Sunflower Oil has high demand on the retail shelf . The Industrial Park will establish a commercial centre for the community.

 

7.) Buathonaro Maili Tatu Micro Hydro Power Project (15kW) & Water Purification Plant

 

8.) Ruamuthambi Kagio Micro Hydro Power Project (20kW) & Banana Drying Cottage Industry

 

 Posted on September, 2018