28 May 2018 – Lake Turkana Wind Park and Vestas

At the end of May 2018, as a part of AltGen’s ongoing engagement in skills development in wind energy, Sean Gibson (Managing Director of AltGen) was fortunate enough to be hosted by Vestas on a visit to the Lake Turkana Wind Park. Situated adjacent to Lake Turkana in Northern Kenya, the 365-turbine wind park is the largest in Africa, with a 310MW rated output.

Besides the wind park, Sean also visited Don Bosco Technical Institute in Marsabit, and the Laisamis Technical College. We would like to extend a very big thank you to Vestas, Don Bosco Marsabit, and the owners of the Lake Turkana Wind Park. We look forward to continuing our work with Vestas in defining career pathways and developing competency frameworks for wind turbine technicians in Africa.