Construction of the new high-voltage line will begin later this year and will take 23 months. When completed in 2013, the line will be connected to the national grid, which is being developed by state-owned Kenya Electricity Transmission Company.
The transmission line will link the towns of Loyangalani, near Lake Turkana, and Suswa, near the capital Nairobi, which will mean that other geothermal plants situated along the route will be able to upload their output onto it in the future.
The contract signed with Ketraco is the largest EPC contract that Isolux Corsan has undertaken to date in Africa.
It consolidates the firm’s business in Africa, where it already has steady operations in eight nations: Mauritania, Mozambique, Angola,Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gabon and Algeria.
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