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Firm wins logistics contract for 40MW wind farm in Meru

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By Jevans Miyungu | January 31st 2015

Bolloré Africa Logistics has been awarded a contract to provide project logistics services to Bluesea Energy for a 40-megawatt wind power plant in Meru. The project involves transportation of 27 wind turbines, from the port of Mombasa to Ntubiri in Meru County.

Bluesea Energy successfully applied for a power generation licence in 2014 and will be the second company to embark on such a project in Meru County. Speaking after signing the contract, Bolloré Africa Logistics Regional CEO for East Africa, Mr Jason Reynard expressed the company’s enthusiasm for the project.

Mr John Majiwa, CEO Bluesea Energy Limited reiterated the company’s commitment to development of green energy in the country. “We are looking forward to the actualisation of this project and playing our part in Kenya’s energy development strategy. We have set systems in place and our aim is to have the farm operational by the end of 2015.”

The company aims to produce a total of 200MW of wind power, of which 100MW will be produced by the plant in the Meru/Isiolo area, and an additional 100MW from the Lambwe Valley in South Nyanza by 2018.

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