TCN completes reconstruction of collapsed Lagos towers

Solomon Ezeme

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), has announced the completion of the reconstruction project on five high tension towers which collapsed when engulfed by fire resulting from vandalism perpetrated by vandals on December 24, 2021, to obtain petroleum products from pipelines.

The TCN stated that work was ongoing to reconnect the towers to the 330KV Ikeja-West Akangba Transmission Line 1, to restore transmission of the 145 Megawatts (MW) of bulk electricity to the Akangba Substation.

In a public notice on Monday, the Company said, “ The Transmission Company of Nigeria has completed the reconstruction of five towers that collapsed in Lagos, due to an inferno caused by pipeline vandals in Lagos. Restringing of the 330kV line is ongoing.

Mrs Ndidi Mbah, spokesperson of the TCN, during the incident, had earlier stated that the inferno affected a large part of the electricity conductor, adding that the pressure from the fire collapsed the high-tension towers along the line route after a strong pull.

The TCN had promised that “once it (Line 1) is energised, supply will be restored to all the substations affected by the incident from the second 330kv transmission line.