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Kenya Power Seeks Companies to Construct Transmission Lines

July 14, 2011

(Updates with submission deadline from second paragraph.)

July 14 (Bloomberg) -- Kenya Power Ltd., the East African nation’s sole power distributor, is looking for companies to build 224 kilometers (139 miles) of 132-kilovolt lines.

Interested companies have until Aug. 8 to express interest in construction of the single transmission line from the existing Kindaruma power station to the new proposed Mwingi facility and onward to the proposed Garissa substation, the company said in a statement in the Nairobi-based Daily Nation newspaper today.

The project, which is expected to be complete in 24 months, will be funded by part of a loan Kenya received from the World Bank’s International Development Association, it said.

In March, Kenya Power said it will spend 1.4 billion shillings ($15.6 million) improving voltage quality in Nairobi, the capital, and surrounding areas.

--Editors: Ana Monteiro, Karl Maier

To contact the reporter on this story: Eric Ombok in Nairobi at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Shaji Mathew at

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