Vipingo power station

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The Vipingo power station, also known as Kilifi Coal power station, is a proposed 600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Kenya.

Location

The map below shows the location of Kilifi County, Kenya, but not the exact location of the Vipingo power station.

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Background

On its website project proponent Kenya Electricity Generation (KenGen) states the 600 MW coal plant will be commissioned in July 2016.[1]

A construction contract was signed with Daewoo in 2012.[2]

In February 2014 KenGen said that, after initial hurdles on land acquisition, the company is abandoning plans to build coal plants and is instead focusing on a clean energy drive, including additional capacity from geothermal, wind and hydro sources.[3]

As of May 2016 the project is no longer listed on the KenGen website, with planned projects only wind, hydro, and geothermal.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Kenya Electricity Generation (KenGen)
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Vipingo, Kilifi County, Kenya
  • Coordinates: 3.667, 39.75 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross Capacity: 600 MW (2 x 300 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Start date:
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

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References

  1. "Ongoing Projects," Kenya Electricity Generation, accessed July 2014
  2. "Daewoo to build Sh110 billion coal-power station in Kilifi," The Star, Nov 20, 2012
  3. "5,000MW plan goes full steam ahead," Daily Nation, Feb 25, 2014
  4. "Ongoing Projects," Kenya Electricity Generation, accessed May 2016

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