FGN Power clears transformers in Lagos
Categories: News - 2023-08-24 09:48:10
Nigeria, Lagos: Eight power transformers have been cleared from Lagos Port for installation in Nigeria.
Nigerian Federal Government has cleared eight power transformers, under the Presidential Power Initiative (PPI), from Lagos Port, for the purpose of their installation in different parts of Nigeria.
The clearing of the transformers was delayed due to challenges at the port for several months, thus delaying the smooth execution of the PPI targeted at enhancing power supply to consumers nationwide.
All the transformers have been cleared by FGN Power Company, a special purpose vehicle established by the Federal Government to execute the PPI, thus signalling the installation nationwide.
A source close to the project, said: “In all, 10 transformers were imported into the nation. Before now, two had been cleared, installed, and energized.”
Also, nine mobile substations have arrived in Nigeria. Ajah Mobile Substation has been delivered to the site and installation is currently ongoing.
According to FGN Power, “PPI seeks to modernise, rehabilitate, and expand the national grid by investing in the electricity value chain (generation, transmission, and distribution systems) of the power sector. The PPI will deliver the much-needed electricity supply and spur economic growth across the country, with FGN Power Company managing and supervising the project to ensure accountability, coordination, and best practice implementation of the initiative.”
“Technical implementation of the PPI will be led by Siemens, with the support of the German government, along with a host of EPCs, financiers, and supporting regulators and agencies.”
This text is taken from https://transformers-magazine.com/tm-news/fgn-power-clears-transformers-in-lagos/