19 May 2015, Lagos – Vice President Namadi Sambo has stated that the 560 megawatt-capacity Calabar Power Station built by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) under the National Integrated Power Project (NIPP) has been completed and ready for inauguration.
Sambo also stated that Benin Generation Company and Ogorode, both of 450MW capacity each in Edo and Delta States, respectively, are awaiting official commissioning.
Speaking at the weekend during the inauguration of the Oke-Aro 330/132/33kV, a gigantic power transmission station built under the NIPP at Oke-Aro, a border town between Lagos and Ogun States, Sambo, who was represented by the Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo also stated that the Power plants in Gbarain ,Bayelsa state, Omoku Power station in Rivers state and Egbema power station in Imo state are at various advanced stages of completion.
Under the First Phase of the project mandate of the NDPHC, Sambo stated that the company has completed several power projects namely -the Geregu II, 434mw capacity in Kogi state, Omotosho II, 500 MW capacity in Ondo state, 750MW capacity Olorunsogo II power plant in Ogun state and Phase 1 504MW Alaoji thermal power station in Abia State.
According to him, the Benin Generation Company and Ogorode, both of 450MW capacity each in Edo and Delta states respectively, are awaiting official commissioning.
The Vice President noted that the scope and power infrastructure in the country shows that the Oke-Aro transmission station is the largest in capacity of all NIPP projects across the country in terms of transmission facilities.
According to him, the NDPHC has delivered several projects in Lagos before Oke-Aro was inaugurated.
“These are: a new 330kVGas Insulated Substations (GIS) at Aja and the extension of the existing 132kVGIS there with 150MVA and 100MVA Transformers as well as theLekki 132kV GIS with 2x60MVA Transformers. All these projects have been completed and already in service,” he said.
“Also on NDPHC/NIPP scorecard are: substations extension at Oworonsoki substation with 2x60MVA transformers; Ojo substation with 2x60MVA transformers; Agbara substation with 1x60MVA Transformer and Ikeja West substation with 1x150MVA respectively supplying electricity to the good people of Lagos and Ogun States. Meanwhile, construction works are nearing completion at Alagbon330/132/33kV GIS and 132kV Air Insulated Substation,” he added.
“OkeAro 330/132/33kV substation, one of NIPP’s several interventions within Lagos and Ogun states in these regards was equipped with large capacity 2nos 300MVA 330/132kV transformers, making the station the first of its kind in the grid with a total transformation capacity of 600MVA at the 330kV level. A 75MVAR 330kV shunt reactor was also installed for effective grid voltage control,” Sambo said.
– This Day