NNPC invests in gas – powered power plants to produce extra 5,000MW

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has invested in gas-fired combined cycle power plants to produce at least 5,000Mega Watts (MW) additional power.

Its Group Managing Director, Mallam Mele Kyari, broke the news while signing for the

execution of the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) and Equipment Procurement contracts for a 50Megawatts (MW) Emergency Power Project in Maiduguri, Bornu State.

He said: “NNPC is, therefore, seeking the cooperation of all stakeholders, especially GE and CMEC. to ensure timely delivery of the single cycle by December 2021 and the combined cycle by first quarter of 2022.”

It was a significant step towards redeeming the pledge by the NNPC to intervene in the perennial electric power supply challenge in Maiduguri, Borno State.

The project which is an integral part of ongoing efforts to deepen the Corporation’s domestic gas utilisation plan for the nation’s socio-economic growth has China Machinery Engineering Company (CMEC) as the EPC contractor while General Electric (GE) is the equipment manufacturer.

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