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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has signed the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) and Equipment Procurement contract with the China Machinery Engineering Company (CMEC) and General Electric (GE) for a 50 MW Emergency Power Project in Maiduguri, Borno State.
The contract was signed on 17 August with NNPC Group Managing Director, Mele Kyari stating that the collaborative project is integral to the NNPC’s efforts to stimulate socio-economic-growth in Nigeria as well as to intervene, through the corporation’s subsidiary, NNPC Gas and Power Investment Company, in the perennial electric power supply challenge in Maiduguri.
During the event, Kyari underlined the state-owned oil company’s determination to boost power generation through the investment of gas-fired combined cycle power plants to add a minimum of 5 GW additional power to Nigeria’s national grid.
NNPC Group General Manager, Garba Deen Muhammad, explained that the EPC will be executed by the Chinese firm, while the U.S.’s GE will provide equipment for the Maiduguri project. The NNPC also indicated that the contractors have commenced operation of the project ahead of the signing of the contract as a mark of confidence.
Raisin Brice, Vice President of GE Africa and Europe, and Fang Yanshui, President of CMEC guaranteed their commitment and support to achieving success in the Maiduguri Emergency Power Project.