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Work starts on Kenyan power plant

13 October 2008 – Work on the $160-million Rabai power plant in Kenya has begun, contractor Aldwich International has confirmed.  The plant is expected to add 90 MW to the national grid by the end of 2010.

Power from the plant will be sold directly to Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) through a 20 year power purchase agreement.

"Rabai power plant will provide a much needed stable source of electricity that will contribute to economic growth and combat crippling power shortages," said the consortium building the plant, which includes Aldwych International and Scandinavian, Burmeister & Wain.