Kaloleni Cement Plant

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The Kaloleni Cement Plant is a proposed 66-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Kaloleni, Kenya.

Location

The map below shows the location of Kaloleni, Kenya, but not the exact location of the Kaloleni Cement Plant.

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Background

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.[1]

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.[2]

With no news on the project since 2014, it appears to be shelved.

Public opposition

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.[3]

Project Details

  • 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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