PROJECT PARTNERS

Project Contractors

  1. VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS A/S

    Every single day, Vestas wind turbines deliver clean energy that supports the global fight against climate change. Wind power from Vestas’ more than 55,700 wind turbines currently reduces carbon emissions by over 60 million tons of carbon dioxide every year, while at the same time building energy security and independence.

    Vestas has delivered wind energy in 74 countries, providing jobs for around 19,600 passionate people at our service and project sites, research facilities, factories and offices all over the world. With 52 percent more megawatts installed than anyone else in the industry and more than 71 GW of cumulative installed capacity worldwide, Vestas is the world leader in wind energy.

    Vestas started producing wind turbines in 1979 and has since then developed a global business of providing wind energy solutions. Our business is built on two mutually reinforcing business areas of turbines and service offerings that continuously reduce the cost of energy.

  2. SIEMENS

    Siemens France is a subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company focuses on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization and is one of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies. Siemens is the world leader in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of gas and steam turbines for power generation, a leading provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as in automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading supplier of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics.

    Through its 6,900 strong workforce, 7 industrial facilities and 11 R&D centers, 8 of them with worldwide responsibility, Siemens France is an important economic player actively committed to supply chains that are strategic to the French industry. In fiscal 2015, which ended on September 30, 2015, Siemens France recorded a revenue of €2.2 billion from continuing operations, of which 31% derived from exports.

    In Kenya, Siemens France is one of the major market players with projects for public and private customers in the Energy Transmission and Distribution sector with executed projects such as Rabai, Embakasi and Suswa 220kV substations for KETRACO.

  3. SECO

    ISO 9001:2008 quality certified, Southern Engineering Company Ltd (SECO) is the flagship company of Alpha Group which has been operating for 60 years in East Africa in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Mozambique.

    Since then SECO has grown into one of the nation’s leading companies with three main business units: The Marine Engineering division which offers shipbuilding, dry dock, ship repair and conversions, ship management, marine logistics and civil marine engineering services. The Camps division is specialized in designing, constructing and managing camps in remote and harsh conditions, and the Civil – Mechanical Engineering division which undertakes engineering procurement and construction (EPC) projects, civil engineering projects, mechanical engineering, precision engineering and hydraulics solutions as well as welding and inspection services.

    Headquartered in Mombasa, Kenya, SECO shipyard is located in a central area on the Mombasa coast which is part of the Kenya Ports Authority zone. The private quayside facility is fully equipped with state-of-the-art equipment in its fabrication, carpentry, electrical, hydraulics, and machine shops and offers 250, 100, 90, 70 and 50 tonne cranage and lifting. The shipyard covers a waterfront of 1.5km jetty of the Indian Ocean.

    SECO as one of the two Kenyan companies part of the Lake Turkana Wind Power project, have been the first EPC contractor on the project ground. SECO’s contribution to the project is the village and workshop –the housing units and facilities to house various management and junior personnel for the construction of Africa’s largest wind-power project.

  4. RONGXIN POWER ELECTRONIC

    The RXPE Group of Companies comprises several separately incorporated companies under the common ownership of Rongxin Power Electronic. Rongxin Power Electronic is listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange and, together with its subsidiaries, employs approximately 2,600 people globally. The Group has more than 50 years’ experience in the design, supply and manufacture of advanced power electronics to solve today’s power management challenges.

    Our technical solutions and wraparound engineering support and mitigate power management challenges associated with electric utilities, renewable energy and industrial applications. A leader in advanced technologies such as Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS), our portfolio includes landmark EPC and turnkey power grid projects. Innovation is central to our offering. RXPE have developed several ‘world first’ solutions which stretch the boundaries of power electronic engineering. We have a proven track record delivering successful outcomes for demanding applications.

    RXPE are pleased to be supporting Lake Turkana Wind Power Ltd, with the provision and installation of a 300Mvar Dynamic Reactive Power Compensator System for their landmark windfarm in Kenya.

  5. CIVICON LIMITED

    Civicon Limited has been in operation since 1975 with experience spanning the whole of East and Central Africa, to as far as the Middle East. Our head office is in Kenya and we have segmented our business into four key disciplines including:

    i) Mechanical Engineering: This is probably the largest and longest running of the disciplines. Civicon has specialized in the infrastructure development for the Downstream Oil and Gas Industry designing and constructing many storage depots in East and Central Africa.

    ii) Civil Engineering: Civicon has been involved in the construction of well pads, camps and access roads for the exploration drilling programme to date in Kenya and Uganda involving large earthworks, concrete and other ancillary works.

    iii) Heavy Lift and Erection: Civicon is the largest crane owner in East and Central Africa with cranes ranging from 16t up to 260T which for East Africa is considered a very large crane.

    iv) Logistics: Civicon has a large fleet of low-loaders and semi-trailers and specializes in “Out of gauge’’ cargo and cargo in excess of 40T. The low-loaders are run out of the site in Mombasa, which is strategically located about 5Km from the port of Mombasa, which serves as the entry point to the whole of East and Central Africa.

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Lake Turkana Wind Power Ltd
P.O Box 2114 - 00502
Karen, Nairobi
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ENHANCING EMPLOYABILITY

 

This pillar focuses on access to education and development of skills for the labor market. In 2015, WoC provided books and pens to 18 primary schools. WOC also distributed 500 desks to 23 primary in South Horr, Arge, Mercy, Namarei, El Molo bay and other parts of Laisamis constituency.

 

WoC has identified the extension of Sarima School, the construction of facilities at Nyiro boys and Nyiro Girls School as key focus areas for the education pillar in 2016. WoC will also continue to support the provision of teaching materials to local primary schools.

 

WoC is in discussions with the Marsabit South Technical Institute to determine the nature and type of investments it can make to support development of vocational skills in Laisamis. This is expected to boost tertiary education as well as enhance future employability in the area. This project will be launched during the operational phase of the wind farm.

 

WoC is also planning to set up a scholarship fund for secondary and vocational education in the area.

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ENHANCING ACCESS TO HEALTH

 

The expansive but sparsely populated project area, coupled with years of under-investment in the sector has resulted in limited access to health services by the local communities. WoC support to health focusses on enhancing access to health services by upgrading physical infrastructure and during operation of the windfarm, partnering with stakeholders to support targeted outreach programs.

 

WoC has supported the improvement of health facilities at Burri-Aramia dispensary (solar lighting, vaccine freezer, shelving for medical supplies and furniture including examination ward and delivery beds and patient toilets among other items.)

 

WoC has also contracted a local organization – Community Empowerment Development Initiative Marsabit (CEDIM) to undertake HIV/AIDS sensitization campaigns. CEDIM has trained 17 Community Health Workers (CHWs) and attached them to existing government run health facilities to sensitize and educate the local population on matters around HIV/AIDS. In2015, WoC carried out a three-month HIV/AIDS awareness and testing campaign in around the wind farm site.

 

In future, WoC plans to support Marsabit County in the upgrading of facilities at Laisamis health centre and other health centres in the area.

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PROVIDING WATER

 

Due to the arid nature of Marsabit, water is a scarce commodity. LTWP has spearheaded the rehabilitation of several water boreholes and water supply points. The water points that have been rehabilitated include; Arge, Laga el fereji, Namarei, Kutider-Korr, Gatab III and El Molo.

 

WoC has installed a solar driven reverse osmosis system in Sarima village. In addition, WoC has built watering troughs in different parts of the constituency, to ease provision of water to livestock. There were no reported livestock deaths due to droughts in 2015 following construction of watering troughs in the dry season grazing area around Gatab.

 

WoC has also installed solar driven pumps to rehabilitated boreholes that had pump problems. On completion of the LTWP’s construction phase, 11 boreholes will be handed over to the community.

 

In 2016 WoC plans to build a 100,000 litre storage tank at Gatab III to ensure that there is adequate supply of water to the community and their livestock during periods of drought. WoC will also lay a 7-km water pipeline in Arge, to bring potable water to two villages of over 3,000 people in Arge.

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OTHER COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

 

WoC has rolled out a road safety campaign along the recently upgraded C77 public road between Laisamis and Sarima. CEDIM is the local partner implementing this activity, and they have already recruited and trained 12 people from centers and villages along the Laisamis-Sarima road to act as road safety educators.

 

In support of peaceful and secure communities, WoC has built accommodation for the Administration Police and extended the existing Police office in Loiyangalani.

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