NNPC, Egbin collaborate to boost gas-to-power programme

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Egbin Power have pledged to deepen collaboration to ensure the success of the Federal Government’s gas-to-power programme.
The Chief Operating Officer, Gas, NNPC, Mr Yusuf Usman and Chairman, Board of Directors, Egbin Power Plc, Mr Temitope Shonubi, made the pledge during a facility visit of the NNPC team to the power plant in Lagos.
Usman said the NNPC was committed to deepening gas utilisation in Nigeria, adding that the turnaround of the thermal power station by the company was very impressive.
He said there was need to ensure undisrupted supply of gas to Egbin Power Plant, which was the biggest in Sub Saharan Africa.
Usman said: “This visit has been an eye opener for me. We have seen turbines that have been running for over 40 years. We have seen efforts being made by Egbin management to effect a turnaround at the plant through overhaul of he entire system.
“We have also seen the support you have been giving to the youth through employment and capacity development opportunities.
“I have listened to the concerns you raised, particularly, in the area of transmission restrictions. I am aware that works are ongoing in this regards to ensure that all the power we generate is safely evacuated…………….TO CONTINUE READING CLICK HERE

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