Bloomberg the Company & Products

Bloomberg Anywhere Login

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Communications

Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Gamesa’s First Order in Kenya to Supply Nairobi Wind Farm

May 29 (Bloomberg) -- Gamesa Corp. Tecnologica SA, Spain’s largest wind-turbine maker, won an order to supply a project near Nairobi, its first in Kenya.

The Ngong II wind plant developed by Kenya Electricity Generating Co. will use 16 turbines with a total capacity of 13.6 megawatts, Gamesa said today in a statement. The facility will generate enough power for at least 9,500 homes when operational around the second quarter of next year.

Gamesa is entering Kenya at a time when the nation seeks to curb dependence on imported oil by boosting renewables including geothermal and hydropower and to mitigate energy shortages and supply disruptions that hamper growth.

The project 30 kilometers (19 miles) outside Nairobi will be the country’s second wind farm and the largest in East Africa, according to Zamudio-based Gamesa.

To contact the reporter on this story: Sally Bakewell in London at sbakewell1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Reed Landberg at landberg@bloomberg.net

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.