February 13 - Bollor
Bolloré will transport 27 wind turbines a distance of 748 km from the port of Mombasa to Ntubiri in Meru County, on behalf of construction contractor Bluesea Energy.
Each turbine tower measures 4.6 m in diameter. The nacelles each weigh 52 tonnes, while a single blade measures 23.2 m long. The project is expected to commence in February 2015.
Bolloré Africa Logistics' regional ceo for East Africa, Jason Reynard, said: "We are excited to partner with Bluesea Energy in their efforts to increase supply of green energy to Kenya's power grid. We have been partners of similar industrial projects in Eastern Africa in the last decade and rest assured that your investment is in capable hands."
This development is the first in a series of similar projects that Bluesea Energy will undertake in the region. The company aims to produce a total of 200 MW of wind power, of which 100 MW will be produced by the plant in the Meru/Isiolo area, and an additional 100 MW from the Lambwe Valley in South Nyanza by 2018.
Bolloré Africa Logistics' regional ceo for East Africa, Jason Reynard (left) and Bluesea Energy ceo John Majiwa, signing the logistics services contract.