With wide commercial scale discoveries in oil and minerals in Kenya, the energy sector has expanded rapidly. Large-scale infrastructure projects have solidified the sector with an eye to boost domestic and foreign export.
Working closely with the Infrastructure, Projects & PPP practice area, we are at the forefront of providing our clients with legal advice in a complex regulatory environment.
We have advised governments, energy companies, independent power producers, project sponsors and lenders on:
- Advised the government-to-government collaboration between the Government of Kenya and China National Petroleum Corporation on a proposed USD 1.8 billion project to develop up to 350 MW of geothermal power plant.
- Advised an IPP in Kenya in relation to the establishment of a 360 MW dual diesel and solar generating plant
- Represented the “Gulf Energy consortium” (the preferred bidder) for the development of a 960 MW coal fired power plant at Lamu County in Kenya by private investors.
- Acted for the owner of five (5) SPVs entitled to generating 40 MW of solar energy each in a transaction to sell the SPVs as well as all the rights and licenses required to generate such power, as well as transfering the land which is subject to the licenses.
- Advising the developer of a 250 MW onshore wind farm in Kenya which was in part financed by the forward sale of CDM Mechanism credits.