The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) recently in a press statement announced the signing of an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) and Equipment Procurement Contract for a 50MW emergency power project in Maiduguri.
The project will help resolve the continuous power supply challenges in Borno state.
The NNPC signed the contract with China Machinery Engineering Company (CMEC) and General Electric (GE).
The Group Managing Director, NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari, stated that the project would run on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).
Kyari also stated that the NNPC Gas and Power Investment Company (NGPIC) had undertaken the project to resolve the power situation in Maiduguri.
“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 the first quarter of 2022,” Kyari said.
The Vice President of GE Africa & Europe, Mr Raisin Brice, who spoke at the signing ceremony, stated that the company was committed to the project’s success.
In addition, the President of CMEC, Mr Fang Yanshui, also reinstated the support of the CMEC in the success of the project.
The contractors on the project have mobilised to the site.