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Power Plant Project
(sitting) CEO KPRL, Mr. B.K. Mukherjee, CEO Barclays Bank, Mr. Adan Mohammed, (standing) Legal Counsel Barclays Mr. Waweru Mathenge and Legal Advisor KPRL Mrs Caroline Katisya at the signing of a USD13.5 million facility for the installation of a 9.2MW captive power plant at the refinery in Changamwe, Mombasa.
KPRL is in the process of installing a 9.2MW thermal (MSD) power plant at its refinery in Changamwe, Mombasa. The installation of a captive power plant became necessary due to frequent power outages experienced at the refinery. KPRL takes about one week to restart its production units on the occurrence of each power outage. This causes product shortages, recycling of feed and wastage of fuel. In addition, the frequent start ups increase safety risks at the refinery.
The power plant is a Wartsila generation set imported from Finland. The engineering design and civil works have commenced. The power plant is expected to be commissioned in early 2012. On commissioning, this plant will satisfy KPRL’s power needs, improve the refinery performance and provide excess power into the national grid. Barclays Bank of Kenya has offered project finance of USD 13.5 million to KPRL for setting up the power plant.
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