A group of local investors plans to develop close to a 50 Megawatts (MW) renewable energy wind farm in Limuru, Kiambu County.
Led by Transcentury Investments subsidiary firm, Civicon as a local project contractor is gearing to develop the Sh11.7 billion Limuru Wind Farm Project with groundbreaking now set for March 2015.
Transcentury Group Chief Executive Officer Gachao Kiuna, said the Limuru Wind Farm project will be undertaken on a 210 acre parcel of land at Mwanya wa Ruhuho Nguirubi Thiongo area in Limuru.
“We are excited that Civicon will be playing a key role in the realisation of such a major energy project which further confirms our growing positioning in the local energy development sector. The potential for wind energy generation in Kenya is significant and we shall be using the Limuru Wind Farm Project as a pilot programme to fine tune our delivery capacity,” Kiuna added.
Earlier, Civicon signed a 25 year power purchase agreement with Kenya Power, from its 35MW Menengai Geothermal power project near Nakuru for an unspecified value.
Civicon also commenced construction earlier this month of the first phase of the 300MW Lake Turkana Wind Power Project, which will be the region’s largest wind power project solidifying the local company’s position as the leading local wind power firm in the region.