Kurrent Technologies Ltd of Nairobi, Kenya, carries an impeccable reputation, known for years as being at the forefront of integrated engineering, health, safety and environment (HSE) consulting companies all throughout the country, and well beyond.
The company has been operating since November 2001 and is led by founder and Chief Executive Officer James Mwangi. A mechanical engineer by trade, Mwangi has nearly 25 years experience in the oil and gas industry in Kenya and overseas. Development of petroleum infrastructure projects, including major projects in Africa and Asia, is also part of his expansive background.
Since opening Kurrent Technologies, Mwangi and his executive team have expanded operations into other areas within the energy sector, such as liquefied natural gas, compressed natural gas and renewable energy such as wind, as well as participation in the enhancement of the legal and regulatory framework in the East African region.
Mwangi’s right-hand man on the executive team is Chief Operating Officer Sanjay Gandhi, a civil, structural and environmental engineer who has practiced in the oil and gas industry since 1990. A graduate of the University of London, he earned a BSc (Eng) Hons. Degree.
The corporate philosophy is straightforward – provide the best quality services that are humanly possible in sub-Saharan countries, ensuring the complete satisfaction of each client. It is the goal of Kurrent Technologies to invest in people, engineering systems and technology in order to provide an unmatched level of consultancy services to the energy sector. Achieving such strong bonding in client relationships is built on a solid foundation of trust and excellent services.
Kurrent Technologies is able to provide high-quality service solutions to their clients in a cost-effective manner, which is critical to the companies they service, as they are dealing with strict budgets for their projects. Advanced technologies, proven processes and outstanding human resources all help to create a final result that leaves clients exceptionally satisfied with the final results.
Mwangi’s company offers a wide range of multi-disciplinary services in project engineering and HSE management across several industry sectors. As proof, they have completed more than 200 assignments including the engineering design and project management of several petroleum terminals and depots, LPG plants and service stations. Some major projects outside Kenya have included Botswana, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Southern Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.
With respect to professional training, Kurrent Technologies offers unparalleled services to clients in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the United States. In keeping with proper industry standards and protocols, the enterprise works in accordance with IFC’s environmental and social performance standard/ Equator Principles and has undertaken projects funded by World Bank Group; International Finance Corporation; and the African Development Bank.
Several substantial engineering projects include: the replacement of 450km of the multi-products White Oil Pipeline; a 16,000-tonne LPG import, storage and distribution terminal in Mombasa; a petroleum depot and strategic storage in Konza; a feasibility study for inland bulk LPG storage and bottling facilities throughout Kenya; and rolling out a master plan for an oil terminal in Nairobi.
Some top health, safety and environmental (HSE) projects include: HSE audits for a multinational oil company in Kenya; extension of a silos and food processing facility in Mombasa; remodeling a petroleum station in Jomvu, Mombasa; a proposed bulk petroleum terminal and strategic storage in Nairobi; and a 100MW wind power project in Kajiado, Kenya.
In the oil and gas sector, Kurrent Technologies is known as a specialist in the design and project management of oil and gas terminals and LPG plants. In the power generation sector the company specialises in undertaking ESIA studies in accordance with the IFC Performance Standards and other development finance institution requirements.
Engineering design and project management of petroleum and energy related infrastructure
Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Studies for energy sector projects
Environmental Audits of energy sector facilities
Health and safety training courses
Health and safety audits
Feasibility studies for energy sector projects
Drafting of legislation for the energy sector
Conducting TapRooT advanced toot cause analysis training courses