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New dawn as GDC rolls out revamped employee policy

 GDC has launched a revamped Human Resource Policies and Procedures Manual (HRPP) and the Integrity Assurance Programme. Effectively, the two programmes set the company on a more professional trajectory.
The Managing Director & CEO Eng. Johnson P. Ole Nchoe officiated over the brief and colourful events in Nakuru, Naivasha and in Nairobi in the first two weeks of September.

“Today we are beginning a new chapter in GDC. The document we are unveiling here will act as our bible and propel staff to new beginnings,” Eng. Ole Nchoe told an enthusiastic Nakuru staff.

He further warned staff against engaging in unethical practices like corruption, late reporting to work, sexual harassment, misuse of company property and conflict of interest.

“We must work as professionals as we progressively move towards giving Kenya the green energy it requires. Stern measures will be taken against staff who engage in unethical practices,” he warned. The MD also unveiled a new anti-corruption reporting system which has been created through a special email:anticorruption@gdc.co.ke .

In the corruption prevention programme, the company has appointed integrity officers in each area – Nakuru, Naivasha and Nairobi. “We must all strive to fight the vice that is corruption. That is the only way we can be able to support this country towards economic development,” the CEO told his staff



Second Energy Journalism Excellence Awards Held

 GDC participated in the second Energy Journalism Excellence Awards (EJEA) held last night at Nairobi’s Safari Park Hotel.
The event was graced by Ministry of Energy & Petroleum CS Hon. Charles Keter, Ministry Principal Secretaries Eng. Dr. Joseph Njoroge and Andrew Kamau. GDC MD & CEO Eng. Johnson P. Ole Nchoe also attended the gala, as well as several GDC managers and MOEP Parastatal heads.
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World Bank to fund review of GDC’s strategy

 The World Bank (WB) will finance the review of the GDC’s Corporate Strategy and that of the National Geothermal Strategy in Kenya. These two critical documents are desired to streamline the optimal development of geothermal resources in the country.

The GDC Corporate Strategy is key in recasting the company’s focus on accelerating the holistic development of geothermal energy in the country. GDC is now in discussion with the WB on the procurement of a consultant for the review assignment.

“We’re happy that the World Bank has come in handy at this critical moment. I wish to thank the Bank for this great gesture. This way, the future of geothermal in Kenya is brighter,” remarked Eng. Johnson P. Ole Nchoe, the GDC Managing Director & CEO.



GDC and National Oil to offer joint oil and gas drilling services

 Nairobi, Kenya: Geothermal Development Company (GDC) and National Oil Corporation of Kenya have entered into an agreement to offer joint oil and gas drilling services in Kenya and the region.

The partnership is the first of its kind in the country and will see the two state agencies jointly bid and undertake drilling activities by leveraging on their individual and collective technical expertise.

“As GDC, we are excited to be entering into this agreement with National Oil. This strategic partnership presents a unique opportunity for GDC’s ongoing efforts to optimize its assets in revenue generation,” said Eng. Ole Nchoe, GDC’s Managing Director and CEO.
On her part, National Oil’s acting chief executive officer Ms. MaryJane Mwangi noted that Kenya’s emerging petroleum sector provides vast opportunities in oil and gas drilling.
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Energy CS, PS meet GDC Board, Management

 Energy & Petroleum Cabinet Secretary Hon. Charles Keter has urged GDC to work hard on delivering on its targets. He said this last week when he met with the GDC Board of Directors and Management during a retreat in Naivasha. The CS was accompanied by Energy Principal Secretary Eng. Dr. Joseph Njoroge. read more...



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Africa Geothermal Centre of Excellence


Welcome to the Africa Geothermal Centre of Excellence GDC has setup the African Geothermal Centre of Excellence (AGCE). The Institute offers courses on all facets of geothermal technology including but not limited to drilling engineering, Geosciences (including Geology, Geochemistry, and geophysics), reservoir engineering, environmental management, HSE, steam-field management, project management and power plant engineering. The activities are aimed at building capacity for geothermal development in Africa. GDC already has a pool of experienced human resource in all areas of geothermal development and utilization. The Institute collaborates with the regional industry players and universities.

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Phone: (+254) 719 036 000 – GDC Head Office, Nairobi
Phone: (+254) 719 037 000 – GDC Head Office, Nairobi
Phone: (+254) 719 036 400 - GDC Naivasha
Phone: (+254) 719 036 500 – GDC Nakuru
Email:info@gdc.co.ke
 
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