Google Plan To Buy Into Largest African Wind Farm Ended By Delay

The Lake Turkana Wind Power Project, situated on the banks of the largest desert lake in the world, aims to provide 300MW of energy, equivalent to roughly 20% of the current capacity of Kenya's national grid. Colette du Toit PHOTOGRAPHY

By Reuters

Google’s (GOOGL.O) plans to buy a 12.5% stake in Africa’s largest wind farm have been canceled after delays to the project, Danish wind turbine maker Vestas (VWS.CO) said on Monday.

The 310 megawatt (MW) Lake Turkana wind farm in Kenya was initially set for completion 2017, after which Google had committed to buy the stake from Vestas.

But the delay led to the cancellation of the deal with Google in 2019, Vestas said.

“Due to delays relating primarily to the transmission line, the Vestas agreement with Google was canceled in 2019,” a Vestas spokesman told Reuters, adding that it was in talks with other potential buyers of the stake. Read more…

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