Client Kenya Power and Lighting Company

Location Lodwar, Kenya Mandera, Kenya


Fast, safe, reliable power to remote security sites

Kenya Power required reliable 24/7 power to remote sites in Lodwar and Mandera that had no grid connectivity.

The sites are vital to keeping power running to homes and businesses across the country - especially in Mandera with the nearby Kenya-Somalia border.

As it was not possible to access grid power, Aggreko was contracted to supply round the clock power with guaranteed full uptime, safe operation, and maintenance services.



Diesel power generators installed

2.5 MW

Power required per site

21 days

To deliver hardware


Design and engineering of Island Mode power generation plant

Aggreko designed and engineered Island Mode Power Generation Plants at both sites.

This included the supply of all equipment required to deliver up to 11kV 2.5MW of continuous power.

We achieved this by installing five 1250 kVA G3 diesel power generators and one 6.3 MVA, 415/11 KV Step up transformer at each site.

We also supplied all necessary additions and accessories including, RMU switchgear, control rooms, workshop containers and drum storage containers.

Kenya Power required a fast turnaround to keep their sites operational, so we committed to having all the hardware on site within 21 days, and fully installed and commissioned within a further 5 days.

Both sites are up and running. However the Mandera site installation was slightly delayed when a truck delivering the kit by our transport supplier was involved in a traffic accident. One generator and a transformer were damaged beyond repair in the accident, and had to be replaced quickly.

Fortunately, due to our hubs strategically situated across Africa, we were able to source replacement equipment immediately and get it to the site as soon as possible.

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Stable operations ensured no power interruptions for customers

Safe and reliable power was delivered to both sites for 1 year from 2019.

This allowed the sites to operate as normal and ensure that there were no interruptions for Kenya Power customers.

The contract has since been extended and is currently due to run until at least November 2021.

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