• Kenya
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Financial Institutions
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jul 12, 2016
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Republic of Kenya
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  • Construction
  • Energy
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 141.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported UAC 100 million
Converted using 2016-07-12 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Feb 26, 2019

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Project Description

This project will involve the construction, operation, and maintenance of a 1,050 MW coal-fired powerplant located at the Indian Ocean end of the Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport Corridor (the “LAPSSET) project at Manda Bay in the Lamu archipelago within Lamu County and includesconstruction of coal handling facilities, including jetty/coal offloading infrastructure and a 400kV switchyard at site. The plant will run on steam provided by three super-critical boilers, three steam driven turbines (350 MW each) that will power three generators of similar size to produce the electricity. With an expected annual dispatch factor of 85%, the plant will feed 7,308,249 MWh into the national grid annually.

Investment Description
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
Contact Information


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