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Finnish energy giant Wartsila is seeking to convert Kenya’s expensive thermal power plants to gas-fired power stations aimed at cutting electricity tariffs by half. The company wants to make thermal power investors switch to cheaper natural gas with the government’s support that would push down tariffs for diesel-generated electricity from Sh20 per kilowatt hour (kWh) […]

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Coffee farmers are set to benefit from Sh103 billion ($1 billion) partnership deal between Dutch Rabobank and Unep aimed at raising production, processing, volumes and quality of produce.   The multinational headquartered in Utrecht, Netherlands, Tuesday said the grant is a three-year initiative pushing for a more sustainable food and agricultural sector. “This new kick-start […]

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Germany’s water pumps and pump systems manufacturer Wilo is set to open an assembly plant in Nairobi. The firm’s Country Manager, Belete Asnake, Monday said the assembly plant will be fully operational by 2020. It is targeting to serve the entire Eastern Africa. “Currently, we have hired 20 people for the new regional office but […]

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A Helsinki stock exchange-listed environment and industrial measurements firm Vaisala is Wednesday set to officially launch its operations in the country. [GARDAlign=’center’] The Finnish corporation, which expanded to Africa in 1980, mainly deals in supplying weather observation systems to aviation authorities and meteorological organisations. Locally the firm is behind the automated weather observation systems installed […]

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Kenya has asked Spain to nominate a new firm to complete the much delayed Lake Turkana Wind transmission after it terminated an earlier contract awarded to a debt-ridden Spanish contractor. Energy secretary Charles Keter said because the power line is funded by the Spanish government, Nairobi has asked Madrid to scout for a new contractor […]

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