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


Google’s plan to buy a 12.5% stake in Africa’s largest wind farm has been cancelled after delays to the project, Danish wind turbine maker, Vestas, 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, Vesta said.

“Due to delays relating primarily to the transmission line, the Vestas agreement with Google was canceled in 2019,” a Vestas spokesman told Reuters.

Although Google was not immediately available for comment regarding who had canceled the deal. Vesta said that “it was in talks with other potential buyers of the stake.”

Kenya’s largest wind farm in Africa, the Lake Turkana Wind Power consortium (LTWP), aims to provide 300 MW of low-cost electrical power.

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