West Kenya Sugar factory to double power generation capacity to feed sister company

KENYA – Kenya’s leading sugar miller, West Kenya Sugar Company is planning to set up a second power generator of 12MW, doubling its generation capacity to 24MW, to feed its sister company, Rail Paper Mills factory. According to reports by Standard Media, the sugar miller uses waste cane fibre (bagasse) as fuel. This generation supplies the factory with a power demand of 5MW while the balance of 7MW being unutilized, which it plans to channel to the paper mill which has a current demand of 3.5MW. To facilitate the transmission,…

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West Kenya Sugar ltd enters into US$5.5m equipment leasing deal with RentCo Africa

KENYA – Kenya’s leading sugar miller, West Kenya Sugar Company has inked a Ksh.600 million (US$5.5m) deal with asset leasing firm RentCo Africa, that will see the miller rent farm equipment to boost cane production. Absa Bank Kenya stepped in as the financing partner of the deal. RentCo Africa is a leading company in asset leasing and financial advisory services, aiming to address equipment shortages in the agriculture, healthcare, energy, and food processing sectors in the region. The equipment to be delivered under the deal include semi-prime movers, tractors cane…

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