As part of the Vestas contract in Lake Turkana Wind Power Project, SECO had been contracted by Anipsotiki, a well-known company with vast experience in erecting wind turbines all around the world, to erect 365 wind mill turbines. On 5th March 2017, SECO successfully completed the erection of the last wind mill turbine well ahead of schedule, overcoming the challenges that had been occasioned by the unpredictable wind behavior. The scheduled project completion date was 17th April 2017.
Once Lake Turkana Wind Power is fully operational it will add 310 MW of renewable generation capacity to Kenya’s grid. Currently Kenya, which relies heavily on renewables such as geothermal and hydro-power, aims to expand installed capacity to about 6,700 MW by 2017, up from 1,700 MW in 2013.