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Kenya : The Lake Turkana Wind Power Project.

Project Start: 2005

Project End: 2016

Project Status: Active

Project Phase: Execution

Project Cost (USD): 806000000

Project Location: Loyangalani, Marsabit County- Kenya

Facility Type: Wind Power Plant

Description: The Project will comprise 365 wind turbines (each with a capacity of 850 kW), the associated overhead electric grid collection system and a high voltage substation. The Project also includes upgrading of the existing road from Laisamis to the wind farm site, a distance of approximately 204km, as well as an access road network in and around the site for construction, operations and maintenance.

The wind farm site, covering 40,000 acres (162km2), is located in Loyangalani District, Marsabit West County, in north-eastern Kenya, approximately 50km north of South Horr Township.

The Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Ltd (Ketraco), with concessional funding from the Spanish Government, is constructing a double circuit 400kv, 428km transmission line to deliver the LTWP electricity along with power from other future plants to the national grid.

The power produced will be bought at a fixed price by Kenya Power (KPLC) over a 20-year period in accordance with the signed Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).

LTWP consortium comprising KP&P Africa B.V., Aldwych International, Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC), Industrial Fund for Developing Countries (IFU), and Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries (Norfund). LTWP is solely responsible for the financing, construction and operation of the wind farm. Aldwych, an experienced power company focused on Africa, will oversee the construction and operations of the power plant on behalf of LTWP. Vestas will provide the maintenance of the plant in contract with LTWP.

Latest Event:

March 2014

The largest wind power project in Africa has marked a significant milestone, with the signing of a 623 million (Au521m) loan and completing its financial agreements.

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is among the 10 institutions backing the Lake Turkana Wind Power Project (LTWP), providing 200 million (Au167.2) of the total funding.

Updated on December 2, 2013

It could take a while for the 310MW Lake Turkana Wind power project to commence because of lack of a road network to enable contractors move their earth moving equipment. Tenders have been awarded for the construction of a transmission line to carry power from the Lake Turkana project, notice from the government for work to proceed is yet to be given.


Company Name: Aldwych International Ltd.

Address: 30 King Street, London EC2V 8EH

City: London

Country: United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)20 7776 1900

Fax: 44 (0)20 7726 8590


Maintenance Contractor:

Company Name: Vestas Wind Systems A/S

Address: Hedeager 44,8200 rhus N

Country: Denmark

Tel: +45 97 30 00 00

country :Kenya

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Publication:Mena Report
Geographic Code:6KENY
Date:Mar 29, 2014
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