Nairobi — Chinese telecommunication giant Huawei said Thursday it has won a major railway contract to build a train-to-ground communications solution fully integrated with train signal systems for Kenya's Mombasa-Nairobi railway line.
In a statement received in Nairobi, Huawei said it will provide the GSM-R dispatching communications network as well as backbone optical transmission network, clock and synchronization system, and power and environment monitoring system to the region.
After completion, the Mombasa-Nairobi railway line's GSM-R network will carry multiple communications tasks, including mission-critical train dispatch, emergency communications, section maintenance communications, and transmission of train control data along the entire line, the statement said.
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Reported today from Kenya, Akiira Geothermal Ltd, a consortium developing a geothermal power project in Naivasha, Kenya, is planning to invest an additional Sh1.4 billion ($14 million) for the drilling of two additional wells for its 70 MW project.
Drilling of two more wells will start in June in Akiira Valley in Naivasha, The project last month received a Sh138 million grant from the African Union Commission.
Exploration drilling of the first well will start early June to be possibly followed by a second one at a total cost of $14 million (Sh1.4 billion), said Robert Bunyi, the outgoing chief executive of Akiira.
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