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KETRACO Signs EPC Contract for Mega Suswa Substation


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Posted: 24 Mar, 2012
KETRACO Signs EPC Contract for Mega Suswa Substation
Present during the signing ceremony were KETRACO MD, Eng. J. Kiilu, Head of Siemens Sales, Mr. Dominique Jaussoin who was accompanied by Sandip Patankar, Kenya Branch Manager, Arnaud Prugnat and Nicolas Charpentier. KETRACO was also represented by Head of Technical Services Eng. (Dr.) J. Mativo and Company Secretary D. Macharia.

Nairobi, March 23, 2012 - The Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Ltd. (KETRACO) has today signed a € 15,836,363 contract with Siemens Transmission & Distribution S.A.S. of France to build a substation at Suswa.



The proposed 220kV Suswa substation located approximately 80Km North West of Nairobi and along Mai Mahiu-Narok highway will be a critical hub that will serve as an entry and exchange point for geothermal, wind and hydro-generated power into the national grid.



Power evacuated to Suswa will reach Nairobi, Western Kenya, and can also be interconnected with Uganda through Olkaria – Lessos – Tororo line, Tanzania through Suswa-Isinya-Arusha line and Ethiopia through the Kenya-Ethiopia line.



The contract for 220kV Suswa Grid Substation will initially be operated at 220kV until the connection from Ethiopia-Kenya Line is achieved and will contribute significantly in reinforcement of the existing Kenya National Power Grid which will require a 400/220kV substation.




The project is jointly funded by Agence Française Développement (AFD) and the Kenya Government.

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