GE confirms Kenya wind deal

Nairobi. Kenya is on course for steep rises in power demand

Nairobi. Kenya is on course for steep rises in power demand

US industrial giant GE has confirmed it will supply 38 turbines for the 61MW Kinangop Wind Farm in Kenya.

Kinangop is being developed by Aeolus Kenya and built by Iberdrola Engineering. It will be one of the largest wind farms in sub-Saharan Africa once commissioned. Aeolus Kenya has previously said it hopes to bring the Kinangop project online in mid-2015.

GE – which has been linked with the project for some time – said it will supply the 1.6MW machines, and provide operations and maintenance services for 10 years. That includes 24-hour remote monitoring from GE’s facility in Salzbergen, Germany.

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