Lagos — Thirty-nine projects out of 125 projects currently being handled by the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, across the country, have failed to meet the projected deadline, while several others looked unlikely to also be completed before their deadlines, a document obtained by SweetcrudeReports has shown.
Although the 39 grid expansion regional projects had timeline of 2018 however as at January 2019, the projects were yet to be rounded up.
Such project is the Kafanchan 132kv 2 x 60MVA substation in Kaduna State. The project awarded to Valenz Holding Ltd in December 2007 and expected to have been completed in December 2018, is 85 percent complete.
Also, the Katsina- Daura 132kv DC line Katsina State, awarded to Optic Ltd in 2007, is at 94 percent completion despite a deadline of September 2018.
The Yelwa – Yauri 2 x 30/40MVA S/S and 100KM of 33KV line, Kebbi State is also not left out in the delay. Awarded to Valenz/ Electromontaz in December 2007, the project is still hanging at 67 percent completion. It should have been rounded up since December 2018.
Talking about the Grid Rehabilitation And Reinforcement, Katsina, Hadejia, Kontagora. It was awarded to Junot Construction in August 2010 with date for completion stated as December 2018. The project is 90 completed, and the 1X30MVA, 132/33 kV Substation at Wudil, Kano State– awarded to CON Engineering in August 2010, to have been completed in October 2018—70 percent completed.
Several other awarded projects on the list which are expected to be completed between this year and 2020, for unknown reasons, look largely behind schedule and unlikely to meet the targets.
SweetcrudeReports reached out to TCN’s spokesperson, Ndidi Mbah but her cellphone number was unreachable. Text message was also not responded to until time of filing the report.
The country’s national grid has recently experienced several collapses leading to shortage of power supply to consumers by the Discos across the country.
The firm is also currently under the siege of the Trade Union Congress, TUC after the later accused it of poor handling of workers’ welfare, as well as intimidation of the union members.
This led to members of the TUC picketing TCN’s Abuja office on Monday, however, their move was resisted by TCN’s workers.
Other projects already awarded and should have been completed in 2018 but are still hanging are:
|S/N||PROJECT TITLE||NAME OF CONTRACTOR||DATE AWARDED||EXPECTED DATE OF COMPLETION||COMPLETION%|
|1||1X150MVA 330/132kV substation at Maiduguri||Best & Crompton Eng. Africa Ltd||Dec;2011||Dec;2018||65|
|2||1X150MVA, 330/132kV & 1X 60MVA 132/33kV substation at Damaturu. 132kV line bay extention at Gombe||Parsian High VoltageDiv./Cartlark Int’l Ltd||April. 2006||Nov. 2018||90|
|3||Kaduna – Jos 330KV DC Line Plateau – Jos States||Dextron Egnr. Ltd||Jul;2010||Dec.2018||75|
|4||Makere – Pankshin 132KV DC Line Plateau State||Mogabs Nig. Ltd||Dec;2017||Dec; 2018||95|
|5||Katampe-National Stadium 132kv DC line, FCT, Abuja||Energo Nigeria Ltd||Dec;2010||Dec;2018||95|
|6||2x 60MVA 132/33KV substation at Egbe and 2x132KV line bays extension at Omu-aran||TBEA Hengyang Transformer Co. Ltd||Jun;2012||Dec;2018||85|
|7||Installation of 150MVA 330/132KV Transformer Including extension to 330KV busbar and new 330KV bay at Katampe Substation||BIGEN ELECTRIC / EXENERGIA POWER LTD||Jun;2014||Dec;2018||45|
|8||Installation of 150MVA 330/132KV Transformer Including extension to 330KV busbar and new 330KV bay at Shiroro Substation||BARME / ELECTRICAL SOLUTION||Jun;2014||Dec;2018||42|
|9||Grid Rehabilitation And Reinforcement, Katsina, Hadejia, Kontagora||Junot Construction||Aug;2010||Sept;2018||94|
|10||Abakaliki-Amasiri132kv DC Line||Flour Engineering/Euroafric||Dec; 2011||Dec;2018||67|
|11||Umuahia – Mbalano 132KV Line||Pivot Engineering||April;2011||Dec;2018||76|
|12||Ohafia – Arochukwu 132KV Line||Mogabs Nig. Ltd||Sept; 2008||Dec;2018||78|
|13||2x60MVA,132/33kV substation at Mpu, with 2x132kV line bay extension at Nnenwe||Ashtavinayaka/Bran Engineering||Dec;2010||May 2018||20|
|14||Nsukka – Ayangba 132KV DC Line Enugu-Kogi States||West Com Ltd/PPCL||Aug;2009||Dec;2018||20|
|15||Owerri – Abo Mbaise 132KV DC Line||Bateman||Jan; 2011||Dec;2018||70|
|16||2 x 330KV, Line bay extension at Kaduna, Jos and Onitsha Kaduna-Plateu -Anambra States||Valenz Holding Ltd||Nov;2009||Jul;2018||70|
|17||Arochukwu 2×30/40MVA 132/33kV substation Abia||Omen Int’l Ltd.||Sept; 2011||Dec;2018||92|
|18||Umuahia-Ohafia 132kv SC line Abia||Harlesden Engineering Ltd||Sept.2001||Dec;2018||60|
|19||Ohafia 2×30/40MVA 132/33kV substation. Abia||Union Allied Engr’g Ltd||Sept;2001||Nov;2018||82|
|20||Mbalano 2×30/40MVA 132/33kV substation. Abia||Union Allied Engr’g Ltd||Nov.2001||Nov;2018||85|
|21||2x 60MVA,132/33kV at Nnewi & 2 x132kV line bays at Onitsha T/S.||Valenz Holdings (Nig) Ltd.||Apri;2006||Aug;2018||85|
|22||2×60 MVA/132/33KV S/S at Odogunyan, 2X60MVA/132/33KV S/S at Ayobo & Ikeja West-Ayobo 132KV D/C line||LAGA/CE||Sept;2009||Odogunyan commissioned May, 2018||90|
|23||Construction of Outdoor 33KV switchgears at Shagamu Substation||Laga Ce Power||June 2012||April 2018||55|
|24||Reinforcement of Alagbon Substation||Edigton||2013||2018||0|
|25||Construction of outdoor switchgear at Oworoshoki||Edigton||2013||2018||0|
|26||Installation of 300MVA 330/132KV Transformer Including extension to 330KV busbar and new 330KV bay at Akangba Substation||MBH Power Ltd||2013||Dec;2018||75|
|27||Installation of 30MVA 132/33KV Transformer Including extension to 132KV busbar and new 132KV bay at Iseyin Substation||DALKIRANLAR ENERGY LTD||2013||Dec; 2018||55|
|28||1x60MVA, 132/33kV substation reinforcement at Ukpilla substation, Edo State||Power control & Appliances||Feb; 2012||Dec; 2018||96|
|29||4x330KV Line Bays extension at each at Delta and Port Harcourt Substations||MBH Power||Dec; 2011||Dec; 2018||65|
|30||Design, manufacture, supply, installation & commissioning of the Reinforcement of Afam TS with 150MVA, 330/132/33KV Transformer & Construction of Afam IV-Afam III Double Circuit 132KV Line||Taleveras Group/UMEL Dalekomontaza|
|Sept; 2009||Sept; 2018||98|
|31||Obudu – Ogoja 132KV DC Line Cross River State||Jilon Elect Engr; Sinotec/Elements/KEC International ltd||Dec; 2017||Sept; 2018||85|
|32||2×30/40MVA 132/33kV S/S at Ogoja, Cross River State||Income Electrix Ltd||Dec; 2007||Nov; 2018||78|
|33||Reconductoring of Calabar-Itu 132kV Line||HCCT||Nov; 2012||Sept; 2018||35|
|34||Installation of 60MVA 132/33KV Transformer Including extension to 132KV busbar and new 132KV bay at Uyo Substation||T&D TECHNOLOGY LTD||2013||Completed in April 2018||100|