The construction of Lake Turkana Wind Project, LTWP is set to commence in 2015 when contractors move to the site next year. Work at the site will start once all the necessary roads and railway networks needed to facilitate movement are in place; turbines and other heavy networks equipment set in motion.
The actual movement of turbines will begin next year with the first electricity production in 2017. Preliminary activity will involve infrastructure development such as roads to enable contractors transport earth-moving equipment to the site.
The 300MW project is estimated to cost about KES 75 billion and is the largest single private power investment in Kenya. The project is expected to significantly contribute to Kenya’s power needs, create employment and spur economic activities.
The wind power generated is expected to be around 20% more of the current installed electricity generating capacity. The project will consist of 365 wind turbines each with a capacity of 850kW.
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