November 17 - Ugandan forwarder KenFreight claims to have begun one of the largest projects ever undertaken in East Africa - the import of 38 wind turbines for a renewables development in Kenya.
"The vessel Kota Bangga transported 29,000 cu m of out-of-gauge cargo from China, which was discharged and cleared destined for the Kinangop wind power project located near the Aberdare mountain range in Kenya," said KenFreight's general manager, Capt. Florent van Burkom.
"This is the first of four vessels we are handling for this project, importing a total of 38 GE-1.6MW turbines. In terms of both the amount (269 out-of-gauge pieces plus 4,000 cu m of accessories) and the extreme dimensions (the individual pieces are up to 4.7m wide, 40m long or weighing 60mt), this is one of the biggest projects ever undertaken in East Africa," van Burkom continued.
The KenFreight fleet was mobilised in full and the cargo was safely delivered to an intermediate storage location in Nairobi, awaiting final delivery to the site. "In collaboration with the Spanish mega-engineering firm Iberdrola, we will be working well into 2015 to the successful completion of this challenge."
KenFreight Group is a member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) representing Uganda