The 310 MW Lake Turkana wind park, the largest in Vestas’ history by number of turbines, is a true testament to Vestas’ strong capabilities in emerging markets.
The project adds 310 MW of clean, reliable electricity capacity to the Kenyan national grid and will generate more than 1,400 GWh of power per year. Based on current figures, Lake Turkana supplies approximately 15 percent of Kenya’s electricity consumption. Early engagement meant greater optimization opportunities, ultimately arriving at one of the highest park efficiencies in the world. Additionally, the project has improved access to the Lake Turkana area by establishing more than 200 km of roads. With a strong culture of safety, Vestas, along with its partners, ensured that the around 2,500 truckloads travelled the 1,200 km from Mombasa to the site seamlessly. Along with ensuring quality, safety and execution of the park on-time, Vestas partnered with the local communities, through education and community development programs, such as water access, housing and healthcare, creating a lasting partnership. The installation of all 365 turbines was completed in less than a year, and well ahead of schedule. An accomplishment only possible with the dedication and ingenuity of Vestas employees as well as the support of local suppliers and partners.