Another milestone for Kenyan wind power project



 

WorleyParsons reports that the project delivery and engineering consultancy is nearing completion of its major scope of work on the Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) project in Kenya, with a key milestone of 120 wind turbines attaining Ready for Energisation (RFE) status in January 2017, and installation of all 365 turbines completed on 5 March in only 362 days. WorleyParsons’ South Africa team was contracted in November 2014 by the LTWP consortium to provide overall project management, engineering review and construction management services for the project, which will be the largest wind farm in Africa, and one of the largest in the world when completed. The project scope included 365 wind turbines of 850 kW each, an electric grid collection system and a high voltage substation, upgrades to 210 km of existing road, an internal site road network and a 160-man self-contained permanent village. The substation, road infrastructure, and village have been completed. The wind turbines are expected to be commissioned in the last quarter of 2017 upon completion of the 428 km transmission line provided by Kenya Electricity Transmission Company.

Contact Tim Gaskell, WorleyParsons, tim.gaskell@worleyparsons.com

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