Siemens has announced it has received an order for the key components of the Azura-Edo IPP power plant in the south of Nigeria. The turnkey plant with a total installed electrical generating capacity of 459 MW will be erected in collaboration with the local Julius Berger Nigeria PLC construction company. Customer is the independent power provider Azura Power West Africa.
Siemens has also been awarded a 12 year service contract for maintenance and service of the plant. Siemens Financial Services (SFS) has been involved in the structuring of the financing since 2012 and is contributing US$50 million to fund the development, construction and operation of the project’s first phase. The commissioning is expected to occur in July 2018.
Siemens will supply three SGT5-2000E gas turbines, three SGen-100A generators as well as the SPPA-T3000 control system for the turbines. The Azura-Edo IPP power plant will be constructed near the town of Benin City. Azura-Edo IPP is part of a planned power plant project by Azura Power West Africa, in which a total capacity of 1.5 GW is to be installed in several phases.
“This power plant project by Azura Power will strengthen the collaboration between Siemens and Nigeria. We are pleased that our customer is placing its trust in our proven SGT5-2000E gas turbine,” stated Andreas Pistauer, Sales Head of the region Southern, Western & Central Africa within Siemens Power and Gas. “With the supply of Siemens power plant technology, the long-term service contract and our involvement in the financing of the plant we are supporting our customer Azura Power in its ambitious efforts to expand the power generating capacity of the country."
In total, Siemens has received four orders from Nigeria for power plant technology.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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