Lamu port on track, first berth set for 2018 completion

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Construction of the proposed Lamu port, which is expected to change the face of the island is taking shape, the Lamu Port Southern Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor Development Authority has said.

Director General of the authority, Sylvester Kasuku said construction of the causeway to link up the mainland and the terminals is already underway.

Speaking at the site during a visit by National Lands Commission officials, Kasuku said the vision 2030 project is going to be a game changer towards transforming the region.

The project is a regional infrastructure plan spearheading implementation of integrated infrastructure in Ports, Roads, Railways, Pipelines, Airports and Special Economic Zones in Kenya, South Sudan and Ethiopia with Kenya as the driving force.
Already 70,000 acres have been set aside by government for development of the port and its support investments. Construction of the first three berths is ongoing. Completion timelines are mid 2018 for the first berth and December 2020 for second and third berths.

Construction of the three berths will cost about Sh48 billion. Kasuku said LAPSSET is expected to spur economic development by creating new opportunities and unlocking the latent economic potential covering about 70 per cent of Kenya’s land space in the larger Northern parts of the country.

The programme is the single largest project of its nature in Eastern African and is intended to provide seamless connectivity, enhance trade and logistics within the region by providing an alternative and strategic corridor to serve the landlocked neighbouring countries of Ethiopia and South Sudan.
National Land Commmission chairman Mohammad Swazuri said he was happy with the progress, adding that the commission had played a major role in land acquisition and planning of the project in 2014 having facilitated compensation of property owners.

“Today we are happy to see the progress made despite all the odds and criticism we have received despite following the law in managing the project’s land compensation issues,” he said.

Swazuri said the commission will not be cowed by threats and criticisms but will continue executing its mandate for the benefit of Kenya and the larger East African region.
 

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1050 MW Lamu Coal Power Plant construction to start next month
Construction of the controversial Amu coal-fired power plant is set to start in two months, Transport CS James Macharia said on Friday, giving a boost to the proposed Lamu Resort City.

“We are happy to say that groundbreaking of the plant should be expected in the next two months,” said Macharia during the launch of the Lamu Port City Investment Framework at the KICC in Nairobi.

Works at the proposed 1,050-megawatt plant was initially set to start in June 2015, but has faced strong headwinds including land acquisition, obtaining requisite licences and revolt from the local community as well as international environmental watchdogs.

In November 2016, the Energy Regulatory Commission denied the firm a power generation licence due to the power generator’s failure to obtain the Environmental Impact Assessment license from the National Environmental Management Authority.

The regulator, however, reviewed its decision in February, overruling objections to the construction of the power plant by conservationists. ERC said it had reviewed the views of interested parties and was satisfied that all land compensation and environmental concerns had been sufficiently dealt with.

Lamu Port City Investment Framework presented yesterday by British design, engineering and project management consultancy firm Atkins Acuity shows that Amu power plant will be the main source of power during the second phase of the city’s development.


The coal-fired plant will meet the estimated 630MW demand for the second phase of the proposed Lamu Port City, a Vision 2030 project.

The first phase of the Lamu City project with an estimated demand of 75MW will receive power directly from the national grid, the consultant said.

“At the onset of the Lapsset project, there was no electric power supply in the whole of Lamu. It was just two generators,” Lapsset Corridor Development Authority CEO Silvester Kasuku said. “Today the national grid is connected right at the port and Lamu is properly lit.”

Construction of Amu Power, backed by a consortium of Gulf Energy and listed Centum Investments, is expected to take 30 months. The plant will largely rely on coal imports from South Africa at an earlier estimated cost of $50 (about Sh5,172 ) per tonne until coal production from Mui Basin in Kitui county starts.

Macharia said one of the consortia working with the government estimated the multi-trillion-shilling Lapsset project will cost about $40 billion (Sh4.14 trillion) on completion.
 

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1050 MW Lamu Coal Power Plant construction to start next month
Construction of the controversial Amu coal-fired power plant is set to start in two months, Transport CS James Macharia said on Friday, giving a boost to the proposed Lamu Resort City.

“We are happy to say that groundbreaking of the plant should be expected in the next two months,” said Macharia during the launch of the Lamu Port City Investment Framework at the KICC in Nairobi.

Works at the proposed 1,050-megawatt plant was initially set to start in June 2015, but has faced strong headwinds including land acquisition, obtaining requisite licences and revolt from the local community as well as international environmental watchdogs.

In November 2016, the Energy Regulatory Commission denied the firm a power generation licence due to the power generator’s failure to obtain the Environmental Impact Assessment license from the National Environmental Management Authority.

The regulator, however, reviewed its decision in February, overruling objections to the construction of the power plant by conservationists. ERC said it had reviewed the views of interested parties and was satisfied that all land compensation and environmental concerns had been sufficiently dealt with.

Lamu Port City Investment Framework presented yesterday by British design, engineering and project management consultancy firm Atkins Acuity shows that Amu power plant will be the main source of power during the second phase of the city’s development.


The coal-fired plant will meet the estimated 630MW demand for the second phase of the proposed Lamu Port City, a Vision 2030 project.

The first phase of the Lamu City project with an estimated demand of 75MW will receive power directly from the national grid, the consultant said.

“At the onset of the Lapsset project, there was no electric power supply in the whole of Lamu. It was just two generators,” Lapsset Corridor Development Authority CEO Silvester Kasuku said. “Today the national grid is connected right at the port and Lamu is properly lit.”

Construction of Amu Power, backed by a consortium of Gulf Energy and listed Centum Investments, is expected to take 30 months. The plant will largely rely on coal imports from South Africa at an earlier estimated cost of $50 (about Sh5,172 ) per tonne until coal production from Mui Basin in Kitui county starts.

Macharia said one of the consortia working with the government estimated the multi-trillion-shilling Lapsset project will cost about $40 billion (Sh4.14 trillion) on completion.
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