Chinese, Nigerian firms to build coal power plant in Benue

18 July 2012, Sweetcrude, LAGOS – AN indigenous Nigerian company, Pacific Energy Limited, says it is partnering with a Chinese firm, Sepco111, in the construction of a 1,200 megawatts (MW) coal power plant in Benue State.

Making this known, Wednesday at the opening of the Sepco-Pacific Electric Power Training Centre in Olorunsogo, Ogun State. Dr. Adedeji Adeleke, chairman of Pacific Energy, said the project would cost $4 billion to complete and would go to boost Federal Government’s desire for improved power supply nationwide.
According to him, the groundbreaking ceremony for the project would be coming up soon.

Sepco111 is already involved in the Nigerian power sector, having built and is managing the 750MW capacity Olorunsogo power plant, one of the plants under the National Integrated Power Project, NIPP.

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  • This is a welcome development.

  • Al dis development ar done far away 4rm igbo land. Wot hav we igbo ppl don 2 dis country?

  • Gordon Omunakwe via Facebook

    Nice one

  • Francis Ayo

    I hope this is a reality, experience has made us to realize that government does not keep to its promises especially in the power industry.However is a welcome development.

  • The Igbos have forgotten how to think strategically and that my brothers is the bane of our problem. There is coal reserves in Enugu, who are we expecting to develop it? The government? Our destiny is in our hands and the sooner we stop moaning and start planning our future the better it will be for us.