GE Oil & Gas, a world leading company in oil and gas equipment and services, in consortium with Rockson Engineering Nigeria, has been awarded a $230 Million contract by the Federal Government of Nigeria for the installation and commissioning of a dual fired (low pour fuel oil/gas) 150-200MW power plant in Kaduna
The contract will include the design, manufacture, supply and testing of eight (8) gas turbines in the 15-20MW-range. Rockson Engineering Nigeria will supply engineering, balance of plant, erection, commissioning, site works and a 132Kw sub-station.
Daniele Scenarelli, GE Oil & Gas Region Sales Executive for Sub Saharan Africa, said: â€œGE Oil & Gas technology has been selected due to our proven track-record in delivering large-scale projects of this nature, meeting challenging deadlines and efficiency parameters without compromising on quality.Â We are delighted to be able to support the development of Nigeriaâ€™s infrastructure and are committed to continued long-term investment in the countryâ€.
Lazarus Angbazo GE President & CEO for East, West and Central Africa said: â€œThis is a significant project as the Government of Nigeria accelerates its efforts to revitalise the countryâ€™s infrastructure. GE will continue to be a partner in providing optimum solutions across our entire portfolioâ€.
The contract award is in line with GEâ€™s â€˜Country to Companyâ€™ agreement with the Federal Government of Nigeria which seeks to encourage active collaboration between the two parties in developing critical infrastructure that will support Nigeria achieve its strategic 2020 Vision plan.
The â€˜Country to Companyâ€™ strategy aims at promoting infrastructure projects in oil and gas processing, railway development and rehabilitation, distribution and transportation network, electric power generation, water and wastewater treatment, healthcare, aviation and security systems, leveraging GEâ€™s global capabilities in these critical infrastructural areas.
GE has had a long-standing presence in Nigeria in transportation, energy, aviation, healthcare and oil & gas, among other sectors.
There are more than 200 GE employees in Nigeria based in offices in Lagos, a GE Oil & Gas Service Center in Port Harcourt and a facility in Onne Port.