Maiduguri gas powered plant to be completed by Novembers, says Kyari

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) independent gas-powered plant in Maiduguri, Borno state will be completed by November.

The 50MW power project was sited along Baga road, following the destruction of three power tower lines near Jakana village on January 17, 2020.

Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mele Kyari, disclosed yesterday (Sunday), in Maiduguri that the gas turbines machineries are on site along with technical team to plug the gas turbine equipment for completion.

According to him, the turbines to be installed is the best with latest technology of producing electricity from gas.

On sustenance of electricity, he said: “The LNG would be supplied to Maiduguri from Port Harcourt by 22 trucks daily covering a distance of 1,700 kilometres,” adding that 57 trucks of gas will be adequate to provide electricity in the next 10 years.

He said with the power plant undergoing civil engineering work will gulp over 5, 000 metric tons of gas to be supplied by Greenville for 10 years.

“By the time the Abuja, Kaduna and Kano gas pipeline is on stream, the journey be shorten from Kano to Maiduguri,” he said.

Kyari assured that the state will have improved electricity and attract new manufacturing companies to open shops in Maiduguri.

Members of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) in Maiduguri were also at the project site with NNPC engineers to assess the level of completing the power plant this year.  

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