Kipevu, Kenya
Gulf Power + Wärtsilä

Reference case

The power plant provides base load power to the national grid of Kenya

The Kenyan Independent Power producer, Gulf Power Limited (GPL), entered the energy market in 2009 with the sole intension of selling power. As such, they signed an Operations & Maintenance (O&M) agreement with Wärtsilä Eastern Africa Ltd.

The tailor-made O&M contract was a result of a natural process and the team to operate and maintain the power plant was assigned locally from Wärtsilä Eastern Africa. The plant provides base load power to the national grid of Kenya.

WhoGulf Power Limited
WhatOperate & maintain power plant
HowO&M contract

This is what we achieved


Power Plant availability


Maintained power

We are very impressed with the current performance. Since the commissioning we have continuously met the requirements of our key performance indicators.

Mr. Norman Wanyiri, General Manager for GPL

How we did it

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  • Fulfilling the customer’s need to find an experienced contractor to operate and maintain the power plant with required output.
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  • Signing a complete Operations & Maintenance agreement for 10 years to ensure that the power plant always delivers the required power output.
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  • Peace of mind: the customer can fully concentrate on the core business of selling power
  • Optimised operation and guaranteed performance
  • Lifecycle cost guarantee and risk management.

The main details

   CustomerGulf Power Limited
   Operating modeFlexible baseload
   Gensets10 x Wärtsilä 20V32
   Total output80.32 MW
   FuelNatural gas 
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