Hope for an enchancment in energy provide was rekindled lately when the federal authorities disclosed that the mega transformers it ordered underneath the Presidential Energy Initiative (PPI) have efficiently undergone a manufacturing unit acceptance take a look at.
An announcement from the Federal Ministry of Energy stated the primary batch of the shipments, that are anticipated to be created from the Siemens’ transformers manufacturing unit in Trento, Italy, would begin arriving in Nigeria from September this 12 months.
The Managing Director of the Federal Authorities of Nigeria Energy Firm (FGN-Energy), Mr Kenny Anuwe, who led a delegation that included engineers from the Transmission Firm of Nigeria (TCN), witnessed the manufacturing unit acceptance take a look at carried out on Thursday in Europe.
Within the assertion signed by the Particular Adviser to the Minister of Energy, Abubakar Aliyu, on Media, Mr Isa Sanusi famous that the acceptance take a look at has paved the way in which for Siemens Power to start out delivering the transformers to Nigeria.
The event is coming after Aliyu had led a delegation to Germany in April, the place he paid visits to Siemens Power factories in Berlin and Frankfurt, and held conferences with the senior management of Siemens Power.
He engaged the corporate on the necessity to fast-track the supply of the early orders that it stated would kick-start the transformation of Nigeria’s electrical energy.
“The profitable manufacturing unit acceptance take a look at reveals Nigeria’s engagement with Siemens Power is on monitor. It additionally reveals the federal authorities’s dedication to addressing Nigeria’s electrical energy challenges,” stated the minister.
In December 2021, the Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed and Aliyu secured the approval of the Federal Government Council (FEC) for €63 million for the procurement of apparatus to spice up energy provide underneath the PPI.
The primary part is predicted to offer 10 cell energy substations and 10 mega transformers that might be deployed throughout the nation to spice up and stabilise electrical energy provide, the federal government acknowledged.
In 2018, President Muhammadu Buhari initiated the PPI to allow Siemens Power to improve Nigeria’s electrical energy methods.
The primary part of the PPI seeks to modernise, rehabilitate and broaden the nationwide grid by investing within the electrical energy worth chain, together with technology, transmission and distribution methods.
“On 28 July 2022, a crew of Nigerian engineers led by the MD of Federal Authorities Energy Firm Mr Kenny Anuwe witnessed the manufacturing unit acceptance take a look at of the mega transformers ordered by the federal authorities underneath the primary part of the Presidential Energy Initiative.
“The manufacturing unit acceptance take a look at was carried out at Siemens Power manufacturing unit in Trento, Italy. The transformers will begin arriving in Nigeria in September. In December 2021, the Federal Government Council permitted €63 million for realising the partnership between the Nigerian authorities and Siemens Power.
“The Presidential Energy Initiative (PPI) was arrange by President Muhammadu Buhari to interact the worldwide power large, Siemens of Germany for the improve and modernisation of Nigeria’s electrical energy worth chain to ship secure electrical energy throughout the nation.