17 October 2007 – The Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has extended its generation contract with Aggreko for two years.
In a statement released by the Dubai-based Aggreko, it was confirmed that the two parties signed extension to the existing 100MW temporary power contract for a further two years.
"The amended contract will extend both the 60MW Aggreko power plant in Embakassi and the 40MW power plant in Eldoret until the end of 2009," said the statement.
"The original 100MW contract, running successfully for the past 18 months, has provided additional generating capacity to support the national grid and power for industry."
While rainfall has increased KenGen’s generation capacity over the last year, the decision was made to extend the contract to ensure that sufficient power was available to sustain Kenya’s rapid economic development (recorded at 6.1 percent for the country).
Says Edward Njoroge, KenGen managing director "The demand for electricity in Kenya continues to rise"
"As a direct result of the productive partnership between KenGen and Aggreko, together with the efficient way Aggreko has managed the temporary power contract, we have not had to ration power in Kenya."
According to Ruper Soames, Aggreko plc CEO, KenGen has been proactive by extending the power contracts.
" We are delighted to continue our partnership with KenGen and support the people of Kenya,"