Heavy Engineering Ltd was formed in 1979 by our current Managing Director, Mr Nayan Patel.


In the early 1980’s we entered the hydropower sector in Kenya, initially by supplying skilled manpower for the erection of plant equipment for the main contractors. Our first major hydropower project was Kiambere Hydroelectric Power Project in 1985, where we were the subcontractors responsible for installation of Turbines, Generators, and Hydromechanical Equipment. This project also marked our first experience in manufacturing of Turbine parts for hydropower projects; we manufactured 2 sets each of Draft Tube Liner, Spiral Casing and Pit Liners.

In the 30 years that followed we have worked on several major hydropower projects in East and Central Africa, from which the experience gained has enabled us to constantly increase our knowledge, capability and capacity as a manufacturing and installation company for hydropower projects.

We are now able to manufacture various large dimension turbine and generator components, hydromechanical equipment and penstocks.

We are also able to carry out complete installation works of the plant equipment, including turbines, generators, hydro-mechanical equipment and pen-stocks, and both mechanical and electrical balance of plant equipment.

Our experience in hydro-power projects has given us confidence to diversify to other fields of power generation and it is our intention to actively participate in future hydro, geothermal, wind and diesel power generation projects. Full details can be found in “Products and Services”.

From The Gallery

We have a select of images from our gallery that may describe best where Heavy Engineering Limited started.

Heavy Engineering Factory
Construction of Old Factory
Fabrication of the First Draft Tube Liners and Spiral Casings by Heavy Engineering in 1985
Manufacture of Overhead Crane in Heavy Engineering Old Factory 1980s
Manufacturing of Intake Stoplogs - First Project at the New Factory in 1996
Transportation of the First Spiral Casing Manufactured by Heavy Engineering