Friday, 6 May 2011

FG to deliver additional 750MW of electricity in Nov

THE Federal
Government is set to deliver
additional 750MW of
electricity to the national grid
from the multi-million dollars
Olorusogun Phase II National
Integrated Power (NIPP) by
November this year.
The Olorunsogo project
worth about $600 million is
in addition to other ongoing
NIPPs which are Omotosho,
Ondo State; Ihovbo, Edo
State; Alaoje, Abia State;
Egbema, Imo State; Gbaran,
Bayelsa State; Calabar, Cross
River State; Omoku, Rivers
State; Geregu, Kogi State and
Sapele, Delta State.
Speaking with newsmen
after a working tour of the
project, in Olorunsogo, Ogun
State, Vice President Namadi
Sambo said government was
committed to delivering
stable electricity supply to
Nigerians before the end of
the four years of the
President Goodluck
Jonathan ’s administration.
“In another six months from
now, the entire project
would be completed and
have 750MW added to the
national grid, ” Sambo said.
He told journalists that “we
have just signed a contract
with Nigerians and that is
why we have to ensure that
we deliver power to
Nigerians ”, Sambo said,
adding that the government
of President Goodluck
Jonathan was in a hurry to
improve the social and
economic lives of the
“We have no time to waste
to improve our social status
and change the fortunes of
Nigeriansreassuring the
electorate of government ’s
commitment to delivering on
their election promises.
“I want to say to Nigerians
that we are not resting. And
that we have done our
studies and we shall deliver
on our promises and not fail
Nigerians ”.
The vice president who
expressed satisfaction over
the progress of the work so
far said he was pleased to
note that three of the four
gas turbines were already
being test run.
Governor Daniel in his
remarks said power supply
was key to national
development and lauded the
president and his vice for
returning to the field after
the election to fulfil their
electoral promises. He said
the people of Ogun State
were excited about the
project which he said was
already having a positive
development on the axis
with the ongoing
development of over forty
housing estates. He also
projected that it would turn
around the economy of the
state and improve power
supply in the country.
Nuhu Wya, minister of state
power explained during the
inspection of the project,
that the contract for the
execution of the project was
signed in 2007 by the
Federal Government to boost
power generation in the
He reassured the Ogun state
government of government ’s
commitment to ensuring that
the people of the state are
the primary beneficiary of
the power project and was
doing everything possible to
deliver stable power supply
to Nigerians.
The Olorunsogo NIPP is a
combined circle facility with
four gas and two steam
turbines designed for
maximum power generation
The minister explained that
“ combined circle means that
the exhaust gas from the gas
turbines is recovered at
about 650 degree centigrade
and used through the heat
recovery steam generator to
fire a steam turbine to
generate additional power”.
The effect Wya explained “is
that the exhaust heat that
would otherwise be lost is
recovered and used to
generate additional
electricity without bearing
more gas ”.
The process according to
him increases the efficiency
from about 35 per cent to 50
per cent.
Wya confirmed that three of
the four gas turbines were
already running saying that
the 750MW will “contribute
additional 20 per cent of the
total power available to
Nigeria. This is a significant
contribution to the available
4000MW ”.

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