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Deal #4566

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
South Horr, Kenya

Target country
Kenya
Comment on location
Loyangalani District, Marsabit West County, in north-eastern Kenya, approximately 50km north of South Horr Township

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
16187
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2009] 16187
Comment on land area
Another report mentions a total of 60702 hectares. Justice Njoroge directed that the Lake Turkana Wind Power Limited will carry out its activities of developing the wind farm within an area of 87.5 acres pending the hearing and determination of the case.

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Renewable Energy
Comment on intention of investment
The project will comprise 365 wind turbines (each with a capacity of 850 kW), the associated overhead electric grid collection system and a high voltage substation.

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2009] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2014] Project not started
Startup phase (no production)
Comment on implementation status
50 to 90MW of capacity to be commissioned by 2015. The wind farm will be fully operational at 300 MW by 2016. The pastoralists from Loiyangalani and Marsabit South districts, filed the case to stop the project until their grievances are addressed.

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Contract #1

Duration of the agreement (in years)
15

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes
Planned number of jobs (domestic)
900
Planned employees (domestic)
150
Comment on jobs created (domestic)
900 jobs planned during construction, 150 jobs planned full-time once the plant is operational.

Operating company

Name of investment project
Lake Turkana Wind Power Project
Comment on investment chain
Additional consortium partners are: Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries (Norfund), Industrial Fund for Developing Countries (IFU) Denmark and Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation Ltd (Finnfund).

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2014-11-25
Comment on data source
Standard Digital- Sh75 billion Lake Turkana Wind Power project case adjourned to January 2015

Data source #2

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
Lake Turkana Wind Power project website

Data source #3

Data source type
Personal information
Date
2017-03-13
Includes in-country-verified information
Yes
Comment on data source
Implementation status should be “start-up phase”

Data source #4

Data source type
Personal information
File
Date
2017-03-05
Comment on data source
"I was recently involved – though very minimally as an advisor – with the ongoing case challenging land acquired for the Lake Turkana Wind Power Project in northern Kenya. I attach on this email the court ruling on the case in which you will find lots of information on the details of land acquired and disputes by the community."

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Not consulted

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Rejection
Comment on community reaction
The affected communities filed the case to stop the Lake Turkana Wind Power Limited in October 2013 until their grievances are addressed.

Displacement of people

Comment on displacement of people
Rendille, Samburu, El Molo and Turkana communities

Promised or received compensation

Promised compensation (e.g. for damages or resettlements)
No compensation

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Education
Other
Comment on promised benefits for local communities
Borehole

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Community
Comment on former land owner
Ancestral rights

Former land use

Former land use
Pastoralism

Former land cover

Former land cover
Marginal land
Comment on former land cover
The land is used for grazing, traditional and spiritual purposes.

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
wind power to the Kenya national grid- the power produced will be bought at a fixed price by Kenya Power (KPLC) over a 20-year period in accordance with the signed Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)

Water extraction envisaged

Water extraction envisaged
Yes

Source of water extraction

Source of water extraction
Surface water (Lake)
Comment on source of water extraction
Lake Turkana

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