Kenya's energy infrastructure 'to improve' with new wind project
10 January 2011
Kenya will see an enhancement in its energy infrastructure as a deal has been agreed that will see 16 wind turbines installed.
Iberdrola Ingenieria and Gamesa will build 16 G52 wind turbines over the next 18 months, with the cost of the project estimated at €20 million (£16.6 million).
The facility will be located in Ngong - 30km from the capital of the country Nairobi - and the agreement covers the supply, construction, engineering and commissioning of the wind farm.
It will be financed by Spain's financial aid fund and it could be the first of many wind-related investments from Iberdrola Ingenieria in the area.
The company currently has operations in over 30 countries and recently spent five years improving the power grid in Tunisia.
It comes after Etienne de Poncins, writing for Business Daily, said France will continue to invest in the energy infrastructure of Kenya as it seeks to improve its green sector.