July 23, 2024

Greenville LNG, NNPCL install 5,000 metric tonnes of LNG tank, equipment to power Maiduguri Emergency power project


Oredola Adeola


Greenville LNG, in partnership with the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL), has successfully installed the Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) tank and equipment at the 50MW Maiduguri Emergency Power Project (MEPP), a gas-fueled power station in Maiduguri, Borno, Nigeria.


The project is expected to receive 5,000 metric tonnes of gas from Greenville for the next 10 years.


This was revealed in a statement released by Greenville and obtained by EnergyDay on Friday.



EnergyDay’s check showed that the Maiduguri Emergency Power Project is being executed through a partnership with NNPC, Greenville LNG General Electric, and China Machinery Engineering Company (CMEC).


The NNPC initiated the MEPP after a major attack on three towers of power transmission lines along Damaturu – Maiduguri Road by the insurgents on Jan. 25 and March 27, 2021, by insurgents.



The two incidents had, since January 2021, subjected Maiduguri and its environs to perennial power outages.



Former President Muhammadu Buhari on May 2, 2023, commissioned phase-1 of the 50-Megawatt project, during his one-day visit to the Borno state to inspect the burnt Monday Market and other projects executed by Governor Babagana Umara Zulum Administration.

Greenville in the statement noted that the collaborative project holds great promise for driving positive economic growth and creating new business opportunities in Borno, Maiduguri.


It further said, “The successful completion of this endeavour further underscores Greenville’s steadfast commitment to leadership in the oil and gas sector and its unwavering dedication to promoting the utilization of gas in Nigeria.


The power plant, which is undergoing engineering work, will consume over 5,000 metric tonnes of gas expected to be supplied by Greenville for the next 10 years.



Greenville LNG is a company that offers Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to customers, providing cryogenic storage tanks to larger customers, setting up numerous customer sites in Kano.



It is the pioneer of the first mini-LNG plant in Africa situated in Rumuji, Rivers State, Nigeria.