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GE and Sinomach (China National Machinery Industry Corporation) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on clean energy projects, an initiative to double access to power in Sub-Saharan Africa.

With the MOU, GE and Sinomach agree to:

  • Enhance cooperation for projects in Africa's clean energy sector
  • Jointly develop, invest and finance clean energy projects under the Power Africa initiative
  • Collaborate on the Kipeto Wind Power Project to build an installed capacity of 102MW for Kenya's power grid as pilot project of agreed cooperation

The Kipeto Wind Power Project will be built in Kajiado, 80 kilometers south of Nairobi. When completed, the Kipeto project will add 102MW of capacity to the Kenyan national power grid with the installation of 47 GE 1.6-100 wind turbines and 16 GE 1.6-82.5 wind turbines (each with the capacity of 1.62MW).

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