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Trainees during the event. There is an estimated gap of about 30,000 engineers, 90,000 technicians and 400,000 artisans, with the shortage of mid-level technicians and artisans.

[image g4dy4weq3qzdgxgc75e6v5xmz] Nairobi, 24th February 2017 – Leading growth markets investment firm Actis, today recognised 130 students for achieving internationally accredited certification in various construction trades on the Garden City Technical training program during a graduation ceremony held at Garden City Mall in Nairobi. The graduation ceremony marks a partnership between Actis and Arc Skills, an international Skills Development Centre, established to train ...

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The 132kV substation will evacuate power from 3 IPPs at the crater.

Sitting on a raft foundation on the floor of the caldera in the Menengai crater, the Menengai - Solio Substation is 80% complete and tower erection at 70% Completion. The construction, which kicked off in April 2014 is to see the setting-up of a 132kV substation to evacuate power from the recent geothermal exploration at the crater. [image 9rwh3vngytgmfhbvvv5knr35e3] The Geothermal ...

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Bus-bar connections at Nyahururu 132kv Substation

The Nyahururu 132/33kV substation, completed in 31st December 2015 also know as LOT3 involves the Narok, Bomet, Karbanet and Nyahururu switching stations and 132kV line bay extensions (Olkaria and Nanyuki). The project also incolved the construction of 4 new 132/33kV Substations at Kabarnet, Nyahururu, Narok and Bomet and four 132kV Outgoing bays at Lessos, Nanyuki, Olkaria, Sotik and Nanyuki. facebook.com/megaprojectske | twitter: @megaprojectske | instagram: @megaprojectske

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Suswa Substation

Located within a large plateau, 80km North West of Nairobi along the MaiMahiu - Narok highway, Kenya’s largest substation is being built that will rival anything that had been built before it. The 220kV Substation will be the country’s main power interchange which wil  handle power from the Geothermal Stations ar Olkaria, Wind Power from Lk. Turkana and HVDC (High Voltage Direct ...

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The TL-003 Engine parked in Section 7 Kajiado County.

January has been an interesting month here at the Mombassa - Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway Project. Track laying had passed Masimba Railway Station by the close of the month. The Athi River super bridge is also on schedule. Railway Sleeper production in Emali is at it highest to feed the hungry track laying machine, and so is the bridge girder production yard. ...

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The Ndumoto 3 Railway Bridge

Construction of the Ndumoto 3 railway bridge across Ndumoto rivers is at an advanced stage. Currently the contractor, CRBC Section 7 is undertaking joining works between the each pair of T beams on the bridge. The pair of beams have to be joined by welding of steel cables. The bridge, which spans 215 metres across the seasonal river, is expected ...

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Front view of Masimba Railway Station.

Masimba Town (a.k.a Simba) is located along the Nairobi-Mombasa highway, some few kilometres from Emali town on the way to Nairobi. The town is mainly a stop-over for truck drivers on the busy highway. The old Masimba Railway station is now no longer used and stands in the shadows of the new Standard Gauge Railway which runs alongside it, raised ...

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LOCOMOTIVES: Kenya has chosen to give 56 locomotives to the freight handlers to ensure they do not lose business

The total length of the distance between Nairobi - Mombasa is 609kms but the direct route via train will be 472kms. The Mombsa to Nairobi train will have an operating speed of 120km/h in 3hours hauling 209 double stack containers for freight and Ksh 850 per person for the passenger trains, thereby reducing the costs of going to Mombsa. Kenya has chosen to give 56 ...

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