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AFDB approves $210m for Nigeria’s power projects

AFDB approves $210m for Nigeria’s power projects

Doris Ukaonu

The sum of $210m has been approved by the African Development Bank for power projects in Nigeria, which will be carried out by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).

TCN disclosed this on November 28, during a board resolution meeting at its headquarters in Abidjan.

The $210m funding will facilitate one of the projects under the Transmission Rehabilitation and Expansion Programme financed by AfDB called the NTEP-1 projects.

According to TCN, it will rehabilitate and expand the NTEP-1 in the North-West, South-South and the South-Eastern part of Nigeria.

Old transmission lines, as well as new ones, will be built. Also, new substations will be constructed to increase TCN’s transmission capacity.

TCN’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah said that although the $210m was just approved, the company had already finished environmental studies, including a resettlement action plan.

Mbah said that residents who will be affected with the installation of new transmission lines have been identified and submitted to AfDB.

“Also, the advert for the pre-qualification of contractors has been carried out under advance procurement and evaluation of submissions from consultants that submitted”

“Expression of Interests for the procurement of consultancy for the project is ongoing,” Mbah stated.

For North West (Kaduna to Kano), a 212km double circuit 330kV quad conductor will be installed.

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Also, there will be an installation of 2x150MVA and 2x60MVA transformers and bay extensions in Zaria; and installation of 2x150MVA and 2x60MVA transformers with associated bay feeders and bay extensions in Kaduna Millennium City.

Installation of 2x60MVA transformers and outgoing feeders in Rigasa Kaduna and jaji, Kaduna.

Additionally, there will be turn in and turn out transmission lines for substations.

For South-South and South-East regions, NTEP-1 would transform the 107km double circuit in Delta-Benin transmission lines into a 330kV quad line; and reconstruct the 138km Alaoji-Ihiala-Onitsha single circuit line into 330kV double circuit quad line.

 

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