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Amu Power signs Sh206bn deal with China Power Global

Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter who described the plant as “one of the biggest plans under the public-private partnership framework,” and who together with President Uhuru Kenyatta witnessed the signing of the deal, is optimistic that the plant should be up and running in two years’ time.

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Coal-fired plant gets greenlight from ERC

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has approved the construction of Kenya’s first coal-fired power plant in Lamu after rejecting objections to the project by a community-based organisation.

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Residents to be paid Sh800m for Lamu coal plant land

The National Lands Commission (NLC) has completed verification of individuals whose land was acquired for the Lamu coal plant. The commission has approved 514 names of people who will receive monetary compensation from the NLC.

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Firm seeks Nema nod to set up Sh200bn coal-fired plant

Promoters of Kenya’s first coal-fired power plant have sought the approval of the environment watchdog to construct the Sh200 billion plant, in the latest attempt to circumvent hurdles that have delayed the mega-electricity project.

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Swazuri approves setting up of Sh180bn plant

The National Land Commission has granted permission for the establishment of Sh180 billion Amu Power plant in Lamu. Amu Power, a consortium of Gulf Energy and Centum Investment, intends to set up the power plant in Kwasasi, Hindi. Speaking to the press in Lamu on Monday, NLC chair Muhammad Swazuri said the investor had met all the requirements.

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NLC grants Amu power land rights over coal project land in Lamu

The establishment of a coal fired power plant in Lamu is now certain after the National Lands Commission-NLC granted land rights to Amu Power. The move means that the investor is free to begin work at the plant site any time they so wish. Amu Power,a consortium of Gulf Energy and Centum Investment intends to set up a Sh.180 billion Coal power plant at Kwasasi area in Hindi Lamu but was awaiting a nod from the NLC over the acquired 985 acres of land.

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Chinese firm signs Sh96bn contract for Lamu coal-fired electricity plant

Amu Power Company, a consortium bringing together firms like Gulf Energy and Centum Investment, said it had signed the deal with Power Construction Corporation of China. Construction of the 981.5 megawatt plant is expected to start on September 30 and will take 21 months to produce electricity at 7.52 dollar cents per kilowatt hour, almost a third of the price for diesel-fired plants. The consortium has recently sought to win over Lamu leadership, amid claims by civil society activists that the coal project would damage the fragile ecosystem.

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Why coal is key for Kenya’s power needs despite protests by the West

Africa Development Bank (AfDB) criticises developed countries who oppose continent’s plans to use coal to generate energy for development.

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National Cement plans Sh1.7bn coal fired power plant

The plant will feed its upcoming limestone mining and clinker manufacturing operation in the same location

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Consortium of centum and gulf energy win lamu coal power tender

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 1 – A consortium led by Kenyan companies Gulf Energy Limited and Centum Investment Company Limited, has emerged as the winning bidder for the development of the 960 Megawatt Lamu coal plant.
Gulf & Centum’s consortium was among three pre-qualified final bidders who submitted final proposals which were then subjected to a rigorous technical and financial evaluation by an independent Technical Evaluation Committee.

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