December 10, 2009 / 5:58 AM / 10 years ago

Daewoo Int'l top bidder for $1.3 bln Kenya project

An official at Kiambere Power Station in Kenya shows the operations of the plant to a visitor, December 8, 2006. REUTERS/Antony Njuguna

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s Daewoo International said on Thursday it had been named the top bidder for an up to $1.3 billion power plant project in Kenya.

The project is to build a 300 megawatt coal-fired plant that may be extended to 600 megawatts, Daewoo said in a statement.

Kenyan electricity producer KenGen chose Daewoo over other bidders such as Sithe Global and Aldwych, it said.

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