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KenGen seeks instrumentation upgrade of Turkwel dam

Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen), Kenya's state power producer, invites sealed bids by 28 July from eligible candidates to upgrade the instrumentation of the Turkwel hydroelectric dam on the river Turkwel on the border of the western counties of Turkana and West Pokot.

Its double curvature arch dam is the country’s highest, standing 150 m high with a crest length of 165 m. It impounds a reservoir with a maximum storage capacity of 1.64 x 106 m3.The multipurpose scheme, which also comprises a downstream 106 MW power plant, was commissioned in 1991.

Tender documents may be viewed and downloaded for free from the company website at Tenderers who download the tender document must forward their contact details immediately to to facilitate any further clarification or addendum. A mandatory site visit is to be held on 12 July 2023 at the Turkwel Dam starting at 10.00 a.m.

Electronic submission is permitted through KenGen’s e-procurement platform at¬† For further information and to purchase tender documents, contact: General Manager, Supply Chain, Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC, Stima Plaza Phase III, Kolobot Road, Parklands, P.O. BOX 47936-00100; Tel.: +254 (020) 3666000; E-mails:; cc;