KenGen seeks turbine shaft seal for Kiambere

Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen), Kenya's state power producer, invites sealed bids by 15 June for the redesign, manufacture, installation, testing and commissioning of a turbine shaft seal for the 168 MW Kiambere hydropower station.

Kiambere, KenGen’s second largest hydropower plant, straddles the border of Embu and Kitui Counties in central Kenya, and comprises two 84 MW Francis turbine-generators. The plant, part of the Seven Forks Cascade, was commissioned in 1988 and utilizes water from the river Tana, which flows from an intake on the Kiambere saddle dam through a 4060 m-long headrace tunnel to the underground power station.

There shall be a mandatory site visit at 10.00 am on 2 June at Gitaru and Kiambere power stations.

Tendering will be conducted under open international standards using a standardized tender document. Tendering is open to all qualified and interested tenderers. Tender documents may be viewed and downloaded for free from the website ( and/or on

Eprocurement Tenderers who download the tender document must forward their contact details immediately to to facilitate any further clarifications or addendum. All bids must be accompanied by a Tender Security of KSH 500 000 as part of the bid document and shall be subject to authentication by KenGen and must be submitted in a plain sealed envelope and clearly marked : KGN-HYD-24-2023- Tender for Redesign, manufacture, installation and commissioning of turbine shaft seal for Kiambere power station and addressed to: General Manager, Supply Chain, Kenya Electricity Generating Company, Ground Floor, KenGen Pension Plaza I, Kolobot Road, Parklands, P.O. Box 47936, 00100 Nairobi.

Electronic submission shall be permitted through KenGen’s e-procurement platform at ( Internet Explorer and Firefox Mozilla are the preferred web browsers. For further information and to inspect the tender documents, contact: General Manager, Supply Chain, Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC, Stima Plaza Phase III, Kolobot Road, Parklands, PO Box 47936-00100, Nairobi; Tel.: +254 (020) 3666000; E-mail:; cc; cc