Mombasa Cement to build 36MW wind farm in Kilifi

Mombasa Cement to build 36MW wind farm in Kilifi
26 January 2017

Mombasa Cement is set to build a 36MW wind farm in Kilifi for its own energy use and sale to Kenya Power. The project, which consists of 12 turbines of 3MW each, will cost an estimated KES260m (US$2.5m).

The wind park will be build on a section of the 1200 acres of land Mombasa Cement owns in Vipingo, on which it already operates a clinker factory that feeds its main plant in Athi River.

Kenya’s renewable energy market has recently attracted dozens of local and multinational investors, who are constructing solar farms, wind parks and geothermal wells. This is in response to the government’s call for private investors to develop clean energy plants as part of the country’s goal to add 5000MW to the national grid by 2020.

Lake Turkana Wind Project, which will be the largest wind plant in Africa, is currently under construction in Marsabit and is expected to produce 310MW when completed in June 2017.

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