The large Lake Turkana 365-turbine wind farm is Africa’s largest so far constructed south of Sahara, and it is the largest single investment in Kenya’s history. The Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) project aims to provide 300 MW of reliable, low cost wind power to the Kenya national grid, equivalent to approximately 20% of the current installed electricity generating capacity. The wind farm site covers 162 km2. The area has excellent wind conditions and the utilization rate of the turbines is estimated to rise to 55%, when the corresponding figure in Europe varies between 20 and 40%.
The wind turbines, each with a capacity of 850 kW, are supplied by Vestas, one of the leading turbine manufacturers. The turbine foundations are constructed by Enterprise Generale Malta Forrest Kenya.
Peikko’s wind turbine foundation solution delivery consists of 365 pcs of Anchor Cages. The Anchor Cages are formed by Anchor Bolts, Anchor Rings and Template Rings.