Kenya: Pokot's power plant plans

Kenya: Pokot's power plant plans
Published: 18 February 2015

Pokot Cement plans to construct a power plant to supply its upcoming cement works in Kenya as well as the national grid.

Of the 64MW capacity, 50MW will be sold to the national grid, according to a report by 'The Star' (Kenya).

 "The power generated will enable us to operate effectively and minimise our costs of operations apart from supplying more electricity to the national power grid,"  Rajesh Rawal, chief executive of plant owner Cemtech told the daily.

Cemtech, a subsidiary of India-based Sanghi Group, is finalising plans for the project which has already been approved by all government agencies.

Regarding the 1.2Mta cement works, Mr Rawal said in a report to the government that most of the machinery for the factory is currently being assembled in several countries including India and South Africa before being moved to the project site. Construction of the project has delayed for more than five years.

Officials of the company met with West Pokot governor Simon Kachapin two weeks ago and assured him that plans for the project were on course, the report added.