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Windlab to develop 400-MW wind project in Kenya

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Australian renewables firm Windlab Ltd plans to build a 400-MW wind park in Meru County, central Kenya.

For the purpose, the company last week signed a development agreement with county Peter Munya, according to a press release by Windlab.

"The combination of wind energy with the other forms of energy that the County and Kenya already has will create a well-integrated renewable energy platform for Kenya to leverage," said Peter Venn, managing director of Windlab Africa.

The Australian company, which has developed wind farms in South Africa, Mozambique and Tanzania, did not give any details about the Kenyan project.

In a separate statement, the Meru County Investment and Development Corporation (MCIDC) said that the project will bring benefits to locals through social infrastructure development, including construction of schools, health centres, water supply and lighting systems.