The power station, which would be located in Kilifi County, will be the largest in East Africa having two turbines with 300MW capacity each, reported Reuters.

Prime Minister of Kenya, Raila Odinga, said during an agreement signing ceremony in Seoul on 18 November that the new power plant would play a key role in his government’s objective to add 1,500MW of new generation capacity by 2019.

Construction firms of South Korea have ramped up investment projects in Africa as the total value of deals signed as of 18 November has gone up by 28% from 2011, according to the International Contractors Association of Korea.

The electrical power infrastructure division of Daewoo supplies major equipment and machinery globally for the construction of power generation plants, substations and transmission lines.