WorleyParsons' wind power project in Kenya

WorleyParsons has signed a 22-month owner’s engineer contract for the Kipeto Wind Power Project in Kenya, the second largest in the country after the Lake Turkana Wind Power Project. The Kipeto Project, located in the Kajiado County, south west of Nairobi, will comprise 60 wind turbines generating a combined capacity of 100MW of electrical energy that will be fed into the Kenyan national grid.
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Duncan Moore

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Duncan Moore

Once the project is given the green light to proceed with full scope, work will begin on access roads. These include the new 17km road to the project site, maintenance on existing roads to the wind farm from the port in Mombasa, and establishing a road network between the wind turbines. Construction of turbine foundations will follow while the substation and overhead power lines are simultaneously installed. Once the foundations are dug and cast, the turbines will be erected, connected to the substation, and begin feeding into the Kenyan national power grid.

WorleyParsons' design review includes overseeing the entire project from geotechnical drilling to determine ground conditions and the design of the foundations, through to project schedule, quality control, electrical and civil engineering design, housing construction, and health and safety.

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