Chairman’s Welcome to students for September to December 2013 semester

May I start by apologizing for the late start of the semester. You all understand that there was an industrial dispute that affected the schedule for the semester beginning September 2013. Thankfully the dispute has been resolved and we are trying to catch up on lost time. Lets note that it is a short semester and we all need to corporate to utilize the remaining time. A lot of resources that you need have been uploaded in our department website, so visit it often. To the first year undergraduate students welcome to the department and… Continue reading →

Industrial Visit to Olkaria II Geothermal Power Plant

Industrial Visit to Olkaria II Geothermal Power Plant

On 31st July 2012 the 5th years Mechanical Engineering students, visited Olkaria II power plant which generates about 105MW with 3 turbines of 35MW each. The visit was organized under the power plant engineering which is a course students undertake to understand the geothermal resource utilization and relate the theory to practice. We received a very cordial welcome and had a brief introduction involving processes steam undergo upon tapping from the wells to the re-injection of condensed water back into the wells. The latter is a regeneration process that not only completes the water cycle… Continue reading →