Over 300 Experts Needed To Complete Zungeru Hydropower Project, Says Minister

….. The project is expected to generate about 700MW- Agba
Minister of State for Power, Goddy Jeddy-Agba,  has said over 300 highly skilled professionals are required to ensure the completion of the 700MW Zungeru hydropower project in Niger state.

Spotlighting the composition of the dam, Agba said: “The dam is built of a new engineering technology utilising the Roller-Compacted Concrete (RCC), which has ensured the shortening of the completion of the core civil construction period by over two years while the Electro-mechanical components especially the four-unit Francis turbines are from the reputable world-class original equipment manufacturers, General Electric.”

He said the plan would help with water supply schemes, irrigation and flood control for communities.

The Project Consultant and Chairman, Decrown West Africa Company Ltd, Engr. Dr Johnson Adewumi said on completion of the project, Nigeria would have delivered a world-class project by every standard.

“This project will deliver 2,630 gigawatts (GWh) of clean, renewable electricity annually from the second-largest dam reservoir in Nigeria.”, said Adewunmi.

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