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KenGen seeks turbine shaft seal system for Kiambere

Kenya's state power producer, Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen), invites sealed bids by 23 April from eligible candidates for the redesign, manufacture, installation and commissioning of a turbine shaft seal system for the 168 MW Kiambere hydropower station, on the river Tana in southern central Kenya.

Commissioned in 1988, the Kiambere station, which straddles the border of Embu and Kitui Counties, comprises two 84 MW vertical Francis turbine generators. The original 72 MW units were upgraded in 2008-09. The power station, which is part of the Seven Forks Scheme, is sited near a 110 m-high earth-filled embankment dam, with water from an intake on the saddle dam fed through a 4060 m-long headrace tunnel to the underground powerhouse.

The scope of works, qualifying criteria and bid documents can be viewed on KenGen’s website at: The tender documents can be downloaded for free from: or from visiting the following link: Bidders who download the tender document must forward their particulars immediately to to facilitate any further clarification or addendum. A mandatory site visit is to be held on 9 April 2024. Completed tenders must be submitted online on or before 23 April at 10.00 a.m. Electronic bids will be permitted through KenGen’s e-procurement platform:

For further information for tender KGN-HYD-016-2024, contact: General Manager, Supply Chain, KenGen PLC, Stima Plaza Phase III, Kolobot Road, Parklands, PO Box 47936-00100, Nairobi, Kenya; Tel.: +254 (020) 3666000; Email:; with copy to;