Isolux to build 400-kV transmission line in Kenya

Spain-based Isolux Corsan has won a US$208.1 million tender for the construction of a 400kV electricity transmission line in Kenya. The 428 km long transmission line will transmit electricity from the Lake Turkana wind power plant–  a 310MW wind-farm that…
Taveta airport project sparks diplomatic row with Tanzania

A diplomatic row is brewing between Kenya and Tanzania following Kenya’s plan to build a modern airport at Taveta near Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA). Kenya’s decision to build the ultra-modern Taveta International Airport, about 120 km from KIA, has…
Crown Berger partners with UK firm to supply flooring materials

Crown Berger has entered into a 5-year distributorship partnership with Flowcrete of UK that will see it supplying flooring materials locally. The two companies are targeting the high-end property market notably shopping malls, homes and office blocks and the deal…
Sh1 billion conference centre planned for Mombasa

The Kenyan government and private investors have announced plans to build an international conference facility in Mombasa. Construction of the Sh1 billion Mombasa International Conference Centre will begin early 2012 on a 10-acre piece of land donated by Bamburi Cement.…
World Bank offers Sh25bn for road projects in Kenya

The World Bank has approved a Sh25.1 billion loan to facilitate the construction of a regional road project and rehabilitation of the Mombasa International Airport. In a statement issued Friday, the World Bank said the funds will aid in the…
High commodity prices push up construction costs

Construction costs in Kenya are set to to go up as manufacturers of building materials increase their prices to reflect the rising commodity prices in the international markets. Paint manufacturers, makers of corrugated sheets, steel products and cement have experienced…
China’s Foton to build Sh1.2 billion plant in Kenya

Beiqi Foton Motor Company, a Chinese vehicle manufacturer, is building a vehicle assembly plant in Nairobi to expand its operations in Africa. Scheduled for completion by May 2012, the Sh1.2 billion plant will consist of two production lines with a…
UN green office in Nairobi sets pace for green economy

The new eco-friendly United Nations (UN) office building in Nairobi is a major step towards achieving a green economy. The solar-energy powered office complex, located at UN headquarters in Gigiri – about 9.7km from the Nairobi city centre – is…