ANDRITZ HYDRO’s activities in Kenya reach back to the 1960s, when the company was involved in the initial installation of HPP Kindaruma (72 MW). In 2010, ANDRITZ HYDRO received the order for the rehabilitation of this hydropower plant, which was successfully recommissioned in 2013. Other projects, such as HPP Masinga and the most recent order for HPP North Mathoyia, further strengthen the position of ANDRITZ HYDRO in Kenya.
HPP Lower Nyamindi and HPP South Mara
The general EPC contractor JIANGXI Water and Hydropower Construction Kenya Ltd. awarded ANDRITZ HYDRO with another two contracts to supply the complete electro-mechanical equipment, including two 930 kW Compact Francis turbines for HPP Lower Nyamindi and one 2,200 kW six-jet vertical Compact Pelton turbine for HPP South Mara.
The two small hydropower plants were developed as pilot projects to generate power for the Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA). Commissioning of both hydropower projects, which further secure independent electrical energy supply from two more installations under the management of KTDA Power Company, took place in August 2016.