Nov 12, 2014 - Spanish power utility Iberdrola (BME:IBE) said Tuesday it had completed construction of its first wind farm in Kenya, the 13.6-MW Ngong II facility, built in consortium with Spanish wind turbine maker Gamesa (BME:GAM).
The park was ordered by state-owned Kenyan Electricity Generating Co for EUR 21.4 million (USD 26.6m) as a turnkey project, comprising design, procurement, construction, assembly, connection to the grid and operation and maintenance during at least one year. The developers installed 16 of Gamesa's G52 turbines and completed the project two months earlier than planned.
Ngong II is part of the modernisation of the electricity services in Nairobi city, including a new distribution network and renewable energy. Iberdrola will also build the Kinangop wind farm that will have 38 turbines of 1.6 MW each from General Electric (NYSE:GE).
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