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Nigeria - Ughelli Expansion

posted Feb 18, 2014, 9:39 AM by Nnamdi Eguh   [ updated Feb 18, 2014, 9:39 AM ]

GE has signed agreements with Transcorp Ughelli Power to expand the capacity of the Ughelli power plant by 1,000MW over the next three to five years, and to rehabilitate the damaged GT15 turbine, which will add 115MW to the plant’s output. The Ughelli power plant is generating 360MW of electricity, up from 160MW on 1 November, when Transcorp took ownership of the plant. With the additional 115MW, as well as other planned rehabilitation work, output will increase to 700MW by December 2014, Transcorp said. The Ughelli power plant, Nigeria’s largest gas-fired electricity generation asset, was bought by Transcorp during the 2013 power privatisation programme (AE 261/7).