Toshiba secures key Kenya power tenderKPCFrom MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya
NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – TOSHIBA Corporation, the Japanese firm, announced Toshiba Transmission and Distribution Systems India (TTDI) has been awarded a US$34-million contract by Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC), the operator of Kenya’s electrical grid, to supply approximately 8 000 distribution transformers.
The order is the second that TTDI has won from KPLC.
TDDI will fulfil the order over the three years from this June, and will install the transformers in the transmission and distribution (T&D) and substation network that connects power plants and end-consumers in Nairobi, Mombasa and surrounding regions.
Dr Katsutoshi Toda, Chairman and Managing Director of TTDI said, “Last month, we completed the supply of approximately 4,000 distribution transformers for Kenya’s grid. The award of the new contract reflects KPLC’s positive evaluation of TDDI’s proven track record of meeting delivery schedules with reliable, high quality products.”
Kenya is enjoying strong economic growth that is driving demand for electric power. However, the country must still complete development of comprehensive T&D infrastructure, with at least one estimate indicating that less than 20 percent of the population currently has access to mains electricity.
KPLC aims to increase coverage to 70 percent by 2030, and the contract with TDDI marks a major commitment to achieving this target.
– CAJ News
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