► Nigeria inks contract for Maiduguri gas-fired power plant project ✉ ***O. Ighodaro , Manager, Enterprise Information , ***aro@nnpcgroup.com

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Nigeria inks contract for Maiduguri gas-fired power plant project

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The government of Nigeria has signed an Equipment Procurement, and Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contracts for Maiduguri gas-fired power plant project.

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) through the Group Managing Director (GMD), Mr. Mele Kyari revealed that the contract was inked following a courtesy call made on Babagana Zulum, the Governor of the Borno state over the project development.

The power plant contract was signed were signed with General Electric (GE), an American multinational conglomerate and a world energy leader providing equipment, solutions, and services across the energy value chain from generation to consumption, and China Machinery Engineering Company (CMEC), a construction and engineering company focused mainly on EPC contracting worldwide.

Speaking at the contract signing event that was held virtually, Mr. Kyari, explained that the corporation through its subsidiary, NNPC Gas and Power Investment Company (NGPIC), decided to intervene in the Maiduguri power situation by undertaking the project which will be fired with Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and run commercially.

“As a state-owned oil company and enabler organization, NNPC is determined to boost power generation and supply to Nigerian homes through increased investment in gas-fired combined cycle power plants to produce at least 5 Gigawatts (GW) additional power for the West African country,” said the GMD adding that they expect the single cycle for the plant to be delivered by December 2021 and the combined cycle by the first quarter of 2022.

“We are seeing a very short time frame, between three to four months to be precise, we should be able to put up a power plant in Borno. Upon completion, the energy plant is expected to serve the current needs and potentially supply power to other neighbouring cities and even countries,”  added the GMD.