03 April 2014, Abuja – Vice President Namadi Sambo, Wednesday, asked the contractors handling the Kaduna 215mw Thermal Power Plant to ensure that the project was ready for completion by the end of this year.
Sambo gave the directive at a meeting with project consortium, consultants and representatives of the ministries of Power, Transport, among others in Kaduna,
This was contained in a statement by the Special Adviser to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Umar Sani.
According to Sani, ‘’Sambo, who requested for a detailed programme of work for the project, it was to ensure that the project was commissioned on schedule.
’’He frowned at requests made by the consortium for variation of optional items outside the scope of work and urged the Ministry of Power to conclude the arrangement for the fuel storage tank and directed Rockson Engineering, one of the companies in the consortium, to provide their records of procurements for the Balance of Plant, BoP, and schedule of deliveries and commence without delay, the civil works and construction for the storage tank.
He also called for a schedule of completion of alignment of the turbines from General Electric.
’’Sambo was satisfied with the report presented by the Minister of Transport on the construction of railway tracks that would connect the rail with the power plant to enable for easy transportation of the fuel from source.
He also noted the challenges faced by the consortium at the site and directed them to sort out all issues and report back within two weeks.
Those issues were on the eight turbines alignment, storage tank, electrical control system which was one of the major engineering issues for project delivery and additional works.