Chinese Government provides $19.8 million loan for Nyahururu (Rumuruti)–Maralal 132 kV Transmission Line and Sub-station Project (linked to #31089)
Constant 2017 USD
Funding agency [Type]
Unspecified Chinese Government Institution [Government Agency]
Energy (Code: 230)
On December 13, 2012, China National Machinery Import-Export Corporation (CMEC) and CCC Engineering Limited (CCCE) and the Kenya Ministry of Energy officially signed the Kenya Power Transmission Improvement Project. CCCE states that the source of funds is a preferential loan from the Chinese government. On July 1, 2014, a Chinese Government loan to support the construction of a 148km, 132-kilovolt transmission line between Nyahururu and Maralal which costs $19,824,000 (or 1.77 billion KES) was approved. This project was expected to be implemented starting January 5, 2015, and completed within 27 months -- on January 31, 2017. Progress was delayed and the project was still ongoing in 2018. The Nyahururu (Rumuruti)–Maralal 132 kV Transmission Line and Sub-station Project involve the construction of a 148km, 132kV single circuit line with a rating of 73MW and the construction of one new substation at Maralal and an extension of the Nyahururu substation. The total construction cost and wayleave acquisition cost are estimated at Kshs. 2.0 billion. The expected beneficiaries of the line include large-scale ranch owners and proposed solar generation in the area around Maralal. CMEC and CCCE are the contractors, and the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company serves as the developer.
The Nyahururu (Rumuruti)–Maralal 132 kV Transmission Line and Sub-station Project and the 220kv Garissa-Wajir Transmission Line Project (ID#31089) are part of a larger Kenya Power Transmission Improvement Project (contract value of RMB 623,744,542.66). CCC Engineering Limited (CCCE) claims that the larger Kenya Power Transmission Improvement Project (Chinese name: 肯尼亚输变电改造项目正) is supported by a 'Chinese government preferential loan,' so it is possible that the Nyahururu (Rumuruti)–Maralal 132 kV Transmission Line and Sub-station Project and the 220kv Garissa-Wajir Transmission Line Project are supported through a single Chinese Government loan. For the time being, AidData records these projects as being funded through two separate loans.
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Receiving agencies [Type]
Government of Kenya [Government Agency]
Implementing agencies [Type]
CCC Engineering Ltd, Special Purpose Vehicle [Joint Venture/Special Purpose Vehicle]; China National Machinery and Equipment Import & Export Corporation [State-owned Company]; Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO) [State-owned Company]