Kenyan wind power project nears completion

WorleyParsons’ 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 all 365 turbines completed in only 362 days. The company’s team was contracted by the LTWP consortium to provide overall project management, engineering review and construction management services for what 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 project represents one of the largest single private investments in Kenya’s history, and aims to supply 300 MW of reliable, low-cost wind turbine generator capacity to the Kenyan national grid, equivalent to about 15% of the country’s current installed electricity generating capacity.

Contact Tim Gaskell, WorleyParsons, Tel 034 312-3758, 

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