Second wind power project in Kenya begins



WorleyParsons recently signed a 22-month owner’s engineer contract for the Kipeto Wind Power Project in Kenya, the second largest in the country after the Lake Turkana Wind Power Project. The Kipeto Wind Power Project will comprise 60 wind turbines generating a combined capacity of 100 MW of clean, renewable electrical energy that will be fed into the Kenyan national grid. The Kipeto project comes on the back of the company’s completion of the Lake Turkana Wind Power Project, the largest in Africa, where the energy and resources company provided overall project management, engineering review and construction management services. The company’s project director, Tim Gaskell, says the Kipeto project will contribute significantly to the Kenyan economy as well as alleviate an increasing demand for power which is anticipated to rise to approximately 15 000 MW by 2030. This is according to Kenya Power which will buy the power generated by the project for a period of 20 years and distribute it into the national grid.

Tim Gaskell, Worley Parsons, Tel 010 593-3918, tim.gaskell@worleyparsons.com

 

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