Kipevu, Kenya

Kipevu II - III, Kenya

Providing Power to Kenya

192 MW

The Kipevu II project is owned by the special-purpose company Tsavo Power Company Limited of Kenya, and the power plant is operated by Wärtsilä.

Kipevu II consists of seven Wärtsilä 38 generating sets. Wärtsilä began the construction immediately after financial closing in August 2000, and commercial operation was started on 4th September 2001, exactly on schedule.

One of the keys to the successful project was fast equipment delivery from Finland and the Netherlands. Wärtsilä showed their capabilities in total energy concepts by developing an IPP project without government guarantees in the most cost-effective way for the investors, with Kenya's Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) as the off-taker. Today Kipevu II is the lowest-cost energy producer among all the thermal projects of KPLC.

In November 2009, Wärtsilä was awarded a turnkey contract for a 117 MW thermal power plant to be located opposite to Kipevu II. The order was placed by Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited (KenGen), the leading power generation company in Kenya. Kipevu III, consisting of seven W18V46 engines, was successfully handed over to KenGen in March 2011.

WHOTSAVO POWER COMPANY LIMITED
WHAT117MW THERMAL POWER PLANT
WHEREKENYA
HOWWÄRTSILÄ 38 GENERATING SETS

 

This is what we achieved

74.5MW

Power provided to Kipevu II

117MW

Power provided to Kipevu III

How we did it

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Challenge

  • New legislation led to a need for new power generation in Mombasa
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Solution

  • Seven Wärtsilä 38 generating sets, produced and delivered quickly
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Benefit

  • Lowest cost energy production among thermal projects

The main details


Name:Kipevu IIKipevu III
Type:Oil power plantOil power plant
Location:Mombasa, KenyaMombasa, Kenya
Owner:Tsavo Power Company, KenyaKenya Electricity Generating Company Limited (KenGen)
Delivered:20012011
Engines:7 x Wärtsilä 18V387 x Wärtsilä 18V46
Total electrical output:74.5 MW117 MW
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