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Indian firm secures local power deal

19 May 2014, 16:07

Nairobi - Crompton Greaves has sealed a deal to supply high-voltage (HV) equipment for the under-construction of 220/66 kV substations around Nairobi.

The order, worth US$ 15 million, involves the supply of six 200 MVA, 220/66kV HV power transformers, circuit breakers, instrument transformers and lightning arresters.

The project is scheduled for completion by the end of 2014.

The CG power equipment will be installed in the new 220 kV substations at Isinya, Suswa, Ngong, Athi River and Koma Rock. The equipment will also feature in the existing Dandora substation, which is going through expansion.

The Nairobi Ring project will help meet Kenya`s rising electricity demand, projected to grow at around 14 percent per year, from 1,205 MW last year to 15,065 MW by the year 2030. The KSh 4.9 billion substation project is financed by Agence Francaise de Development (AFD) and the Government of Kenya.

“We are delighted that CG will play a pivotal role in Kenya Electricity Transmission Company`s initiative to upgrade Nairobi`s power transmission infrastructure and ensure power transmission reliability in this region,” Avantha Group Company CG`s CEO and Managing Director, Laurent Demortier, said.

He added that the order takes forward CG`s ongoing foray into Nairobi`s power infrastructure.

 – CAJ News

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