A wind turbine maker says Google no longer plans to buy a stake in a wind farm in Kenya. Image by AP PHOTO

Energy

Google ends Kenya wind farm stake plan

2020-02-12 05:48:59

Google’s plans to buy a 12.5 per cent stake in Africa’s largest wind farm have been cancelled after delays to the project, Danish wind turbine maker Vestas says.

The 310 megawatt Lake Turkana wind farm in Kenya was initially set for completion in 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 cancelled in 2019,” a Vestas spokesman told Reuters, adding that it was in talks with other potential buyers of the stake.