ACCIONA is building two high-voltage electricity transmission networks on the Kenyan coast, covering a joint area of 177 kilometres and several substations.
ACCIONA is building two high-voltage electricity transmission networks on the Kenyan coast, covering a joint area of 177 kilometres and several substations. These are two contracts with the company HOMT España as part of the project it is developing for Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO), which has a total financing of more than 40 million euros.
The first of these involves the construction of 71.6 kilometres of 132 kV power lines between Rabai and Kilifi, a substation and the extension of three others; its objective will be to improve the energy supply of the cement factories and tourist complexes in the Mombasa-Kilifi area. The owner and user of the infrastructure deployed will be KETRACO (Kenyan Electricity Transmission Company).
The second contract includes the construction of another 106 kilometres of 132 kV power line between Voi and Taveta, the construction of a new substation and the extension of another substation. In this case, the objective is to improve the electricity supply for the incipient agricultural and tourist industries around the Tsavo East National Park, as well as to increase energy exchange with Tanzania.
These works will contribute to satisfying the demand for electricity in these regions of the country and represent a further step in ACCIONA's commitment to the development of sustainable infrastructures.