Kaloleni Cement Plant
The Kaloleni Cement Plant is a proposed 66-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Kaloleni, Kenya.
The map below shows the location of Kaloleni, Kenya, but not the exact location of the Kaloleni Cement Plant.
In July 2012, the Athi River Mining (ARM) entered into a financing agreement with Aldwych International Ltd. to fund and fast-track the company's proposed coal-fired plant. The cost of building the plant is estimated to be $95 million.
Construction on the cement plant is expected to begin in early 2015 and end in 2017. About 50 MW of the accompanying coal plant will be fed into the national grid.
With no news on the project since 2014, it appears to be shelved.
In 2013 Mombasa-based lobby group, Human Rights Agenda (HURIA), released a report that detailed various allegations of environmental pollution by Athi River Mining. As a result Kenya's National Environmental Management Authority [NEMA] and the Ministry of Health closed the plant and investigated its operations. The government allowed the plant to resume operations without issuing any citations.
- Sponsor: Athi River Mining
- Parent company: ARM Cement Limited
- Location: Kaloleni, Kenya
- Coordinates: -4.043477, 39.668206 (approximate)
- Status: Cancelled
- Gross Capacity: 66 MW
- Type: Subcritical
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Articles and resources
- "Athi River Mining now enters financing deal to produce own power" George Ngigi, Business Daily, July 3, 2012.
- "Athi River Mining to construct a US$200 million cement plant in Kenya," African Review, March 27, 2014.
- "Athi River Mining Company Denies Allegations of Environmental Degradation" Walker Mwandoto, Habari Kilifi, February 19, 2014.