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Amu Power signs Sh50bn deal with GE for Lamu coal power

Amu Power has signed a Sh50 billion deal with American conglomerate General Electric (GE) to design, construct and maintain the 1050 megawatt coal power plant in Lamu. The deal will also see the American firm take up shareholding in the Amu Power as it pushes to develop an environmentally friendly and efficient coal power plant

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GE to acquire stake in Amu Power after clean coal technology deal

A subsidiary of General Electric (GE) is set to acquire a stake in Amu Power – the consortium building the 1050Mw Lamu Coal Power Plant – following a deal that will see the coal plant use GE’s Ultra-Supercritical Clean Coal Technology. Under the Agreement, GE Power will design, manufacture and deliver its Ultra Super-Critical clean coal technology components that include a boiler and steam turbine generator and air quality controls systems for the Lamu Coal Power Plant.

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GE buys Sh40bn stake in Lamu coal plant

American energy firm GE Power has bought a Sh40 billion stake in the Centum-fronted 1,050MW Lamu coal-fired electricity generation plant. GE Power’s Chief Commercial Manager Michael Keroulle’ yesterday said the deal will see the American conglomerate allocated 20 per cent shares of Amu Power

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American firm puts Sh50b in controversial Lamu coal plant

American conglomerate General Electric (GE) has committed a Sh50 billion investment in the controversial Lamu coal plant project. The deal will see GE Power, the firm’s energy subsidiary, supply the Sh200 billion power plant with generation equipment in exchange for a stake in the power plant.

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Amu Power signs deal with General Electric for coal plant technology

Amu power has signed a 50 billion shillings deal with American conglomerate General Electric to design, construct and maintain the 1050 megawatt coal power plant in Lamu.

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AMU power signs deal with General Electric for clean coal

American energy firm General Electric has acquired a twenty per cent stake in Amu Power, worth an estimated 40 billion shillings. Amu is the company that will own and operate Kenya’s 1,050 Mega Watt Lamu coal-fired electricity generation plant.This purchase is part of a new Clean Coal Technology agreement between the two firms.

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$2bn coal-fired power plant set for Bangladesh

The state-run Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) has signed a joint venture agreement with the Chinese firm to build the plant at Moheshkhali Island in Cox’s Bazar district, 415km south east from Dhaka. The project, the first undertaken by CHDHK in Bangladesh, is expected to be completed inside four years.

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GE and Alstom to build Poland’s last coal-fired power plant

The 1 GW power plant in Ostroleka in the northeast of the country is expected to open in 2023 and power around 300,000 homes. “GE Power will design, manufacture and deliver its market-leading ultra-supercritical technology components (boiler and steam turbine generator) for this new power plant,” GE Power said in a statement.

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What's in Store for Coal Power Generation in 2018?

In a jointly released report, Greenpeace, the US-based Sierra Club, and research network CoalSwarm hailed a two-thirds reduction in new coal power plant developments in 2016 as the beginning of the end for coal-fired power. However, this is far from the whole story, according to the senior director of global coal at IHS Markit, James Stevenson. Despite significant growth in renewable and gas-fired power generation, coal is still very much in demand globally, he says. To provide a more in-depth picture of regional coal-fired power demand going into 2018, Stevenson shares his predictions...

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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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