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AfrOil: Kenya to study LNG-to-power project

Kenya’s national electricity provider has reportedly chosen US-based K&M Advisors as its contractor for a feasibility study of a proposed LNG-to-power project.

K&M Advisors announced the contract award last week, saying it had agreed to perform this service for state-owned Kenya Electricity Generating Co. (KenGen) over a period of 10-12 months. The study will address the viability of proposals to build an LNG import terminal in the port of Mombasa and examine the potential technical, financial, economic, social and environmental impact of such a project, it stated.

Additionally, K&M Advisors will examine the cost and viability of various LNG import facilities. These will include onshore terminals and floating storage and regasification units (FSRUs), as well as smaller-scale options such as rail or truck delivery.

The US-based consultancy has not revealed the value of the contract. It has said that KenGen is looking at plans to build the LNG import terminal within the framework of a wider effort to establish a domestic gas market in Kenya.