Amu Power Company is a special purpose project company that is a joint venture between Gulf Energy (developer and co-sponsor and, Centum Investment (co-sponsor). Amu has been tasked with building and operating a 981.5 Megawatt coal-fired thermal electricity-generating plant in the Manda Bay area of Lamu County, Kenya.
The coal power plant is currently the largest private sector led infrastructure project in East and Central Africa. The project is part of the Government’s blueprint for producing 5,000MW of power in 40 months commencing September 2015. It is expected to contribute to the provision of reliable and affordable electricity to the national grid and to bring down the cost of power for both domestic and industrial use.
|Project||1,050 MW Gross/981.5 MW Net Coal-fired Super-critical Thermal Power Plant|
|Project Configuration||3 x 350 MW Units with a coal receival and handling infrastructure|
|Site, Location||Manda Bay, Lamu County, Kenya|
|Project Fuel||Pulverized Coal
Initially to be imported and later Kenyan coal when available.
|Power Purchaser||KPLC under 25-year PPA|
|Power Evacuation||400 kV Infrastructure evacuating out of the complex to be built by KETRACO terminating at East Nairobi.|