Just got wind of this project this week.
The Rabai Power Plant is a 90 MW heavy fuel oil Independent Power Producer (IPP) project located near Mombasa in Kenya.
The Rabai Power Plant is the most efficient and among the cleanest thermal fuel plants in East Africa.
The plant is designed to set new standards in terms of meeting stringent international, environmental and social requirements.
The project is founded on a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) on a Build-Own-Operate-Transfer (BOOT) arrangement with the Kenya Power & Lighting Company Ltd. (KPLC).
The plant’s 90 MW output is sufficient to provide power to over 400,000 households and businesses.
Behind the power plant stands BWSC as project developer, turnkey contractor and constructor as well as investor.
BWSC founded a joint venture, Rabai Operation & Maintenance Ltd. (ROML) with the purpose of performing O&M for a period of 20 years.
50 staff are operating and maintaining the plant’s 24-hour operation and delivery of fuel. ROML ensures the fulfillment of all necessary maintenance and support tasks as well as high reliability through proven technology and extensive operational experience.
The power plant consists of five 17.5 MW 18V46 Wärtsilä 4-stroke medium speed diesel engines each coupled to a generator. The engines provide dependable power production and high availability ensuring optimal plant performance.
Heat energy is utilised to enhance the efficiency of the plant. Steam is generated from the exhaust gas through use of heat recovery boilers. The steam is then used both for heating and for driving a steam turbine generator which improves the overall efficiency of the plant.
The Rabai Power Plant is unrivaled as the most efficient thermal plant in East Africa.