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World News | March 2010

KenGen signs deal with Andritz

Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has signed a deal with Austrian company Andritz to install a third 24 MW turbine and overhaul two others at its Kindaruma Dam. The $52 million contract entails rehabilitation of the two existing turbine generator units and the installation of the third one which will boost the output of the power station from 40 MW to 72 MW.

The work is scheduled to be completed in three years and five months. A $332 million bond KenGen issued in 2009 provided part of the financing and the rest came from Germany’s Kreditanstalt fur Wiederaufbau (KfW).

The Kindaruma power station is about 160 km northeast of Nairobi on the River Tana. Kindaruma is part of the Tana River Seven Forks Hydroelectric cascade and lies between the upstream Gitaru and downstream Kiambere hydroelectric power stations.

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