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Powergrid to develop transmission network in Kenya

delhi Updated: Apr 20, 2011 13:46 IST
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Central Transmission Utility PowerGrid Corp on Wednesday said it has signed an agreement for developing transmission network in Kenya.

"CMD PowerGrid Corp, S K Chaturvedi signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Kenya Electric Transmission Company limited (KETRACO) in Nairobi for development of Power Transmission network in Kenya," the company said in a statement.

The details of the agreement are yet to be worked out.

The company also signed an agreement for providing training to KETRACO engineers, it said.

Under the Agreement, the KETRACO engineers will be provided 10 Weeks training by PowerGrid under the first phase.

While a two months hand on training will be provided by the Indian company in Kenya under the second phase, the third phase will involve "very specialised" training based on the evaluation reports for the first two phases.

These agreements will lead to substantial future consultancy business assignments for PowerGrid on nomination basis, the statement said.

KETRACO is a 100 per cent state-owned corporation with a mandate to design, construct, operate and maintain high voltage electricity transmission infrastructure.