Iberdrola join hands with Gamesa for first Kenyan wind farm

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A consortium comprising Iberdrola and Gamesa has completed its first wind farm in Kenya successfully.

The Ngong II wind farm has an installed capacity of 13.6 MW and was granted to the consortium by Kenya state-owned KenGen. The project is being executed at the request of KenGen, state-owned KETRACO and Aeolus.

The agreement was finalized on 21.4 million euros, financed by the Spanish Enterprise Internationalization Fund (FIEM) and it was completed in two months ahead of the 18 months scheduled time.

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The farm consist of 16 wind turbines provided by Gamesa and is located near west of Nairobi in the Ngong Hills.

The project has been carried out in a turnkey basis providing the design, purchasing equipment, construction, assembling of all the components, connection to the electricity grid and maintenance for a year.


This commissioning is part of an initiative to provide renewable energy generation as well as distribution infrastructures. The Nairobi project will equip the Kenyan capital with a reliable and modern electricity system.

On the one hand, the initiative includes setting up a new electricity distribution system of high voltage network, with 15 new km of overhead and underground power lines, four substations and an extension to 220 kV Dandora substation.

Furthermore, Iberdrola’s subsidiary in Kenya is building the Kinangop wind farm, which will have a capacity of 61 MW and will consist of a total of 38 turbines, each with a unit capacity of 1.6 MW, manufactured by GE.

Sabeena Wahid
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