PPI: Ojo transmission substation sets to get 60MVA Siemens power transformer
… as stakeholders reduced estimate completion time from 6 months to 30 days
The Nigerian Government has revealed the plan to install a 60 MVA, 132/33kV power transformer in the Ojo transmission substation to replace an aging 30MVA, 132/33kV transformer under the first phase of the Siemens/ Presidential Power Initiative, PPI project.
Engr Idowu Oyebanjo, Chief Technical Officer, FGN Power Company of Nigeria made this known in a statement obtained by EnergyDay on Wednesday.
EnergyDay gathered that the 60MVA Siemens power transformer expected to be installed at the Ojo Transmission substation, Lagos State in 30 days will improve power transmission capacity in Iba, Ojo, Festac, Satelite, Ajangbadi, Alaba international market, and its environs.
Engr. Oyebanji further revealed that some of the stakeholders involved in the constructability review meeting held recently on the project include TCN Operatives in the Lagos Region, and at Ojo Transmission Substation (Hosts), the technical team of the beneficiary Distribution Company, Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC).
Oyebanji, therefore, noted that Laga Cé Power Limited is the contractor that will carry out the customs clearance from the ports, transportation to the site, installation, testing, commissioning, and energization of both equipment.
He emphasised that as a result of the importance of reducing the total outage time and ensuring the need to have an effective project implementation, the stakeholders at the meeting discussed the work programme of contractors, timelines, outage management, safety, risk factors, and mitigations.
EnergyDay further check showed that despite the slow pace in the implementation of phase 1 of the Siemens deal, less than 70 percent of the project has been executed including the installation of the 60MVA Siemens power transformer at Apo Transmission Substation, Abuja.
The intervention by the FGN Power Company and Siemen which may be reviewed by the incoming administration is expected to address major constraints in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) through the deployment of Ten (10) Power Transformers and Ten (10) Mobile substations across the country.
EnergyDay further gathered that the implementation of projects under Phase 1 hopes to add 2000MW to the national grid, training of over 5000 engineers to operate the system network, and improved electricity access to millions of Nigerians.