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Kenya Power Transmission System Improvement Project

Our Role

SMEC has been awarded the project supervision and management contract for the project. SMEC’s services include:

  • Design review
  • Review of bid documents prepared during the feasibility study
  • Procurement of contractor
  • Preparation of a project implementation manual
  • Project management
  • Project monitoring and evaluation
  • Contract administration and construction supervision
  • Preparation of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA)
  • Preparation and implementation of the Environmental Monitoring Plan (EMP)
  • Updating the existing Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) and assisting with implementation
  • Preparation of a Project Completion Report.

Project Overview

In order to improve access to electricity, the Government of Kenya (through the implementing Agency, Kenya Electricity Transmission Company) has embarked on the Kenya Power Transmission System Improvement Project.

Funded by the African Development Bank and the Government of Kenya, the objective of this project is to strengthen the transmission network in Kenya by installing 132/33kV substations.

The project comprises the strengthening of 431 km of 132 kV transmission lines, the extension of six substation bays and construction of eight new 132/33 kV substations

This Project is divided into 3 Lots as follows:

  • Lot 1-Construction of 132 kV transmission lines with a total length of 245 km
  • Lot 2- Construction of 132 kV transmission lines with a total length of 186 km
  • Lot 3-Construction of 132/33 kV substations and 132 kV extensions

This project will help to improve voltage levels, power quality and reliability, and reduce technical losses.

Technical Area:
Kenya Electricity Transmission Company

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