Mombasa Cement set to commission wind farm

Mombasa Cement set to commission wind farm
29 November 2019

Mombasa Cement will commission its new 36MW wind farm at Kilifi in December. The facility is composed of 12 wind turbines of 3MW each and will supply its 1.6Mta Athi River cement plant in Machakos County.

The Kilifi wind farm is set up on a 1200h site owned by Mombasa Cement in Vipingo, a small coastal village located about 30km north of Mombasa. The company is also currently expanding the Vipingo clinker plant at a cost of KES7.5bn (US$74m).

“The electricity produced will be evacuated by overhead cables to an existing substation at Mombasa Cement's premises to feed the national grid. We have already started building a 132kV transmission line directly from the main power supply in Kaloleni to ensure a steady supply of electricity," says Koppal Srikantaiah, a manager at Mombasa Cement.

Surplus electricity from the wind farm will be sold to Kenya Power.

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