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  • News - North Central - Plateau
  • Updated: May 27, 2024

TCN tower on Jos-Gombe transmission line collapses

TCN tower on Jos-Gombe transmission line collapses

The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, reported that tower T290, one of the four new towers constructed by its contractors along the Jos-Gombe 330 Kilo Volt (kV) transmission line, collapsed during the cable stringing process.

Ndidi Mbah, TCN’s General Manager of Public Affairs, stated that the incident occurred at approximately 7 a.m. on Monday.

The collapse happened while the contractor was stringing the cable on the final tower, which was critical for completing the power line in time for its scheduled energisation today.

Mbah highlighted that despite the security challenges in the area, TCN contractors and some engineering staff worked diligently to expedite the project, doing everything possible to meet the timeline.

”Every day, the contractor, TCN engineers accompanied by security operatives consistently left the site by 10 pm and resumed work at 6 am.

”Constructing towers and stringing power cables at such heights is highly technical, although TCN contractors and staff have completed similar projects in other parts of the country.

”The collapse of the fourth tower is a significant setback, given the extensive efforts to ensure that the May 27 power restoration timeline was met,” she said.

Mbah said that the TCN contractor was currently dismantling the collapsed tower members to enable reconstruction and final restringing of the cable.

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