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    Amount
    € 225,000,000
    Countries
    Sector(s)
    Kenya : € 225,000,000
    Energy : € 225,000,000
    Signature date(s)
    21/03/2014 : € 25,000,000
    21/03/2014 : € 50,000,000
    21/03/2014 : € 50,000,000
    21/03/2014 : € 100,000,000
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    Summary sheet

    Release date
    4 February 2013
    Status
    Reference
    Signed | 21/03/2014
    20090484
    Project name
    Promoter - financial intermediary
    LAKE TURKANA WIND POWER
    A group of private sector investors
    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)
    Total cost (Approximate amount)
    EUR 225 million
    EUR 613 million
    Location
    Sector(s)
    • Energy - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
    Description
    Objectives

    Construction and operation of a 300 MW wind power plant near Lake Turkana, Kenya

    The Lake Turkana Wind Power Project involves the construction and operation of a 310 MW wind power plant. The wind farm design includes 365 turbines and ancillary infrastructure including a 33/200 kV substation. The project also includes approximately 200km rehabilitation of the existing road from Laisamis to the wind farm site. The project is located near Loiyangalani in Marsabit District, approximately 12 km east of Lake Turkana in northern Kenya in a sparsely populated desert area. In order to connect the wind farm to the grid, a 428 km long transmission line will be constructed to connect to the existing transmission infrastructure near Suswa. It is designed to allow for future development of geothermal resources and future onshore wind projects along its path. This project is being separately developed by the Kenyan transmission company KETRACO . The project will sell all its electrical output to the Kenya Power and Light Company Ltd. under a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).

    Environmental aspects
    Procurement

    If located within the EU, the wind farm would be classified by virtue of its technical characteristics as an Annex II project according to the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive 85/337/EEC, as amended. Thus, the requirement to carry out an EIA would be up to the discretion of the competent authorities. The high voltage transmission lines would be classified as Annex I, which would require a mandatory EIA. For both the wind farm and the transmission line, an ESIA has been performed and will be further analysed by the Bank. The project's environmental and social assessment procedures, including public consultation and stakeholder participation, shall comply with the Bank's environmental and social principles and standards.

    The project is considered a private sector operation not benefiting from special or exclusive rights. The procurement procedures are considered compliant with the EIB Guide to Procurement.

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    Before financing approval by the Board of Directors, and before loan signature, projects are under appraisal and negotiation. The data provided on this page is therefore indicative and cannot be considered to represent official EIB policy (see also the Explanatory notes).

    Documents

    Environmental and Social Data Sheet (ESDS) - LAKE TURKANA WIND POWER
    Publication Date
    2 Jan 2014
    Document language
    Main Topic
    Lending
    Document Number
    47909450
    Document Focus
    Environmental Information
    Project Number
    20090484
    Sector(s)
    Countries
    Publicly available
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    Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) - LAKE TURKANA WIND POWER - Laisamis- South Horr (D371) & South Horr-Loiyangalani (C77) road
    Publication Date
    20 Sep 2016
    Document language
    Main Topic
    Lending
    Document Number
    53219468
    Document Focus
    Environmental Information
    Project Number
    20090484
    Sector(s)
    Countries
    Publicly available
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    Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) - LAKE TURKANA WIND POWER - Strengthening Laisamis-S Horr (D371) & S Horr-Loiyangalani C77
    Publication Date
    20 Sep 2016
    Document language
    Main Topic
    Lending
    Document Number
    53220178
    Document Focus
    Environmental Information
    Project Number
    20090484
    Sector(s)
    Countries
    Publicly available
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    Non-Technical Summary (NTS) - LAKE TURKANA WIND POWER - Ornithological And Bat Surveys - Final Survey Report
    Publication Date
    20 Sep 2016
    Document language
    Main Topic
    Lending
    Document Number
    53220179
    Document Focus
    Environmental Information
    Project Number
    20090484
    Sector(s)
    Countries
    Publicly available
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    Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) - LAKE TURKANA WIND POWER - ESIA Summary
    Publication Date
    20 Sep 2016
    Document language
    Main Topic
    Lending
    Document Number
    53222536
    Document Focus
    Environmental Information
    Project Number
    20090484
    Sector(s)
    Countries
    Publicly available
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    Non-Technical Summary (NTS) - LAKE TURKANA WIND POWER - IFC Performance Standards on Social & Enviro. Sustainability
    Publication Date
    20 Sep 2016
    Document language
    Main Topic
    Lending
    Document Number
    53222728
    Document Focus
    Environmental Information
    Project Number
    20090484
    Sector(s)
    Countries
    Publicly available
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    Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) - LAKE TURKANA WIND POWER - Resettlement Action Plan
    Publication Date
    4 Jan 2016
    Document language
    Main Topic
    Lending
    Document Number
    63768041
    Document Focus
    Environmental Information
    Project Number
    20090484
    Sector(s)
    Countries
    Publicly available
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    Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) - LAKE TURKANA WIND POWER - Village Resettlement Action Plan
    Publication Date
    4 Jan 2016
    Document language
    Main Topic
    Lending
    Document Number
    63768355
    Document Focus
    Environmental Information
    Project Number
    20090484
    Sector(s)
    Countries
    Publicly available
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    Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) - LAKE TURKANA WIND POWER - Link to website for Public Consultation and Engagement Strategy
    Publication Date
    8 Nov 2016
    Document language
    Main Topic
    Lending
    Document Number
    63773396
    Document Focus
    Environmental Information
    Project Number
    20090484
    Sector(s)
    Countries
    Publicly available
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    Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) - LAKE TURKANA WIND POWER - EIA Study Report
    Publication Date
    4 Jan 2016
    Document language
    Main Topic
    Lending
    Document Number
    63775991
    Document Focus
    Environmental Information
    Project Number
    20090484
    Sector(s)
    Countries
    Publicly available
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    Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) - LAKE TURKANA WIND POWER - Link to website for Project Grievance Management
    Publication Date
    8 Nov 2016
    Document language
    Main Topic
    Lending
    Document Number
    63776856
    Document Focus
    Environmental Information
    Project Number
    20090484
    Sector(s)
    Countries
    Publicly available
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    Environmental and Social Completion Sheet (ESCS) - LAKE TURKANA WIND POWER
    Publication Date
    17 Dec 2020
    Document language
    Main Topic
    Lending
    Document Number
    135396989
    Document Focus
    Environmental Information
    Project Number
    20090484
    Sector(s)
    Countries
    Publicly available
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