Press Release

Enertis Applus+ provides owner’s engineering services for a 55 MWp solar PV plant in Kenya

  • The project, property of Alten Energías Renovables, is located in the town of Eldoret.
  • Enertis Applus+ has provided support during the pre-construction phase, reviewing the project detailed engineering, through the construction and the commissioning phases, providing the client with a team of highly qualified engineers.

Global consulting, engineering, and quality control firm, Enertis Applus+, with extended expertise in the renewable energy and storage sectors, has provided its owner’s engineering services for Alten Energías Renovables’ 55 MWp Kesses 1 PV project, located in Eldoret, Kenya.

The installation is already in operation, and it generates around 123,000 MWh/year of clean energy, equivalent to the consumption of approximately 245,000 Kenyan households.

Within the framework of this collaboration, Enertis Applus+ provided a multidisciplinary team for the pre-construction, construction, and commissioning phases of the project.

In the pre-construction phase, Enertis Applus+ performed a technical review of the detailed engineering prepared by the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) company. This service aims at confirming design adequacy and compliance with the required specifications, regulations, and codes.

During the construction phase, Enertis Applus+ provided Alten Energías Renovables with an on-site team of qualified engineers and specialists that are supported by a multidisciplinary back-office team to ensure effective project management.

In addition, the firm monitored the construction activities to verify compliance with the project documents assumptions regarding the technical specifications, quality requirements, and time schedule. Moreover, it supervised the construction of the interconnection facilities and supported the client in the management of the relationship with the grid operator.

Finally, Enertis Applus+ has supervised the commissioning phase, certifying that the installation complies with all the established requirements.

“We are very pleased to expand our trajectory in the Kenyan market with a company like Alten Energías Renovables, which has an extensive experience in the renewable energy industry. We thank them for trusting us. This collaboration demonstrates that our clients value relying on a comprehensive owner’s engineering service to get technical support across all phases of the projects, from their design to their commissioning, explained Pablo Filgueira, Head of Engineering and Construction Management at Enertis Applus+.