Nigeria is anticipated to enhance its power capacity by adding an additional 125 megawatts to the national grid by the end of the first quarter of 2023, according to Tilt Energy, an integrated energy firm with headquarters in Lagos.
This information was provided during the commissioning of the NNPC Gas Marketing Limited (NGML) gas distribution office in Ikeja, Lagos, by Deji Awodiji, the managing director of Tilt Energy.
Awodiji predicted that this would happen once the Niger Delta Power Company finished building the Olorunsogo Power Plant.
The managing director stated that the Olorunsogo power plant, which is situated in Ogun State, was currently having its steam turbine renovated by the Niger Delta Power Company.
“Once we are done with that project, we expect about 125 megawatts extra to be added to the grid from the steam turbine alone, which we’re working on.
“We’re fixing the steam turbine of the Olorunsogo power plant. We’ve been working on that for a couple of years also we are nearing completion within this first quarter of this year.”
He disclosed that the Olorunsogo Power Plant project, which was carried out by a local business in collaboration with Schneider Electric, represents a very important milestone.
In addition, he stated that the recently opened NGML gas distribution office demonstrates a company's history.
According to Awodiji, this was necessary not only to complete building projects of this calibre but also to work in the oil and gas sector, which has its own stringent safety regulations.
He said that Tilt Energy was happy to have contributed to several major projects, including this, and that it had a very strong fabrication foundation and process automation.
Awodiji said that Tilt Energy has demonstrated its capacity to work in a live site, where there is gas distribution, in addition to being able to work in the oil and gas industry.
The project's successful completion without any safety incidents, according to the managing director, made the company happy.
“We are glad for NNPC gas marketing limited for giving us this opportunity to showcase our core competence.
“Like I said, we are an engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) company, so civil construction is literally just a small part of what we do,” he said.
Awodiji said further that the NNPC Gas Marketing Limited office was designed and constructed by Tilt Energy on schedule within the stipulated 12 months time frame.
“We actually started in December 2021, and we more or less concluded in December 2022, and commissioned in January 2023.
“So, let us call it 13 months.”
Despite the early difficulties Tilt Energy faced, Justin Ezeala, Managing Director, NNPC Gas Marketing Limited (NGML), remarked that he was very happy of their ability to deliver on schedule.
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