Port Harcourt — A total of 1,200MW of electricity will be added to the country’s electricity generation capacity, when ANOH Gas Processing Plant commence operations, the company has said.
Managing Director of ANOH Gas Processing Company Limited, AGPC, Okechukwu Mba, speaking in Port Harcourt recently, said the gas plant would increase Nigeria’s electricity generation by 25percent.
Mba explained that availability of gas was capable of increasing the country’s power generation capacity
ANOH, an acronym for Assa North-Ohaji South gas field, is located few kilometres from Port Harcourt, in Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State.
The gas firm, jointly owned by Seplat Plc and the Nigerian Gas Company, a subsidiary of NNPC, when completed would process 300million standard cubic feet of gas per day.
“The capacity of the plant we are building is 300million standard cubic feet per day gas plant.
“At full operation, 300millionscf will be sufficient to generate more than 1,200MW of electricity per day.
“When you look at the level of electricity generation in Nigeria today and you think about the quantum you can get by making gas available.
“Our plant is capable of generating an additional 1,200 megawatts, which is between 20 and 25percent increase in the country’s power generation capacity,” Mba said.
Assa North-Ohaji South field located within OML21 operated by SPDC JV and OML53 operated by Seplat JV, is expected to contain gas reserves of 4.3trillion cubic feet in addition to 215million barrels of condensate.