The Board of Directors of Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) has announced the appointment of Phylip Leferink as the Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Leferink takes over the reins of Kenya’s leading wind power producer from Eng. David Munene Mwangi, who has been serving on an interim basis following the exit of Mr. Jon Zaidi in July this year. Mr. Leferink’s appointment will take effect immediately.
Speaking on the new appointment, the Chairman of the Board, Mr. Mugo Kibati noted that the decision was well informed. “Phylip is very familiar with the project having served as the General Manager of the Company from August 2015 to July 2018 with the overall responsibility of the construction management. He added: “He is credited for ensuring the successful completion of the wind farm on time, within budget and in accordance with the highest international standards and ensuring a smooth transition into the operations phase.”
Phylip has over 20 years international experience in developing and executing large scale infrastructure projects across five continents with focus on Eastern/Southern Africa.
The Board Chairman also noted the firm remains committed to upholding its core values of collaboration, accessibility, respect, excellence, and safety for all as the driving force of its operations.
About Lake Turkana Wind Power
The Lake Turkana Wind Power project is located in Loiyangalani District, Marsabit County, Kenya. It comprises of 365 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 850kW, and a high voltage substation that has been connected to the Kenyan national grid through an associated Transmission Line; constructed by the Kenyan Government.
The wind farm is providing reliable, low-cost energy to Kenya’s national grid (i.e. approx. 17% of the country’s installed capacity), which will be bought at a fixed price by Kenya Power & Lighting Company Ltd (KPLC) over a 20-year period in accordance with the Power Purchase Agreement.
The project proponent is the LTWP consortium comprising KP&P Africa B.V and Aldwych International as co-developers, Investment Fund for Developing Countries, Vestas Eastern Africa Limited, Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation Ltd, KLP Norfund Investments AS and Sandpiper.