Siemens Energy to deliver first batch of $64 M mega transformers in Nigeria
Nigeria, Abuja: Siemens Energy is set to deliver the first batch of the mega transformers ordered by the Nigerian Federal Government by September 2022.
This was even as it was disclosed that the power equipment successfully underwent factory acceptance tests at Siemens Energy’s transformers factory in Trento, Italy.
In December 2021, the Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed and the Minister of Power Abubakar D. Aliyu secured the approval of the Federal Executive Council of $64 M (€63 M) for the procurement of equipment to boost power supply under the Presidential Power Initiative (PPI).
The Federal Government, in a statement from the office of the Minister of Power Abubakar Aliyu, said that Managing Director of Federal Government of Nigeria Power Company (FGN-Power) Kenny Anuwe led a delegation that includes engineers from Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to witness the factory acceptance test conducted on 28 July 2022 in Italy.
“The successful factory acceptance test shows Nigeria’s engagement with Siemens Energy is on track. It also shows the federal government’s commitment to addressing Nigeria’s electricity challenges,” said the minister.
The first phase will provide 10 mobile power substations and 10 mega transformers that will be deployed across the country to boost and stabilize electricity supply.
President Muhammadu Buhari in 2018 initiated the Presidential Power Initiative (PPI) that was to enable Siemens Energy to upgrade Nigeria’s electricity systems.
The first phase of the PPI seeks to modernise, rehabilitate and expand the national grid by investing in the electricity value chain, including generation, transmission and distribution systems.
Source: Nigerian Tribune