Mega Transformers ordered by the Federal Authorities below President Muhammadu Buhari’s Presidential Energy Initiative (PPI) have efficiently undergone manufacturing facility acceptance check at Siemens’ transformers manufacturing facility in Trento, Italy, an announcement from the workplace of the minister of energy has mentioned.
In accordance with the assertion issued in Abuja on Saturday by the Particular Adviser on Media to the Minister of Energy, Malam Isa Sunusi Media, the primary batch of the transformers are anticipated to begin arriving in Nigeria in September 2022.
The assertion acknowledged that the Managing Director of Federal Authorities of Nigeria Energy Firm (FGN-Energy) Mr. Kenny Anuwe, who led a delegation that included engineers from Transmission Firm of Nigeria (TCN) witnessed the manufacturing facility acceptance check carried out on July 28, 2022 in Trento, Italy.
It added that the manufacturing facility acceptance check paves means for Siemens Power to begin delivering the transformers to Nigeria.
This was coming after the Minister of Energy Engr. Abubakar D. Aliyu 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 on the necessity to fast-track the supply of the early orders that may kick-start the transformation of Nigeria’s electrical energy.
“The profitable manufacturing facility acceptance check reveals Nigeria’s engagement with Siemens Power is on observe. It additionally reveals the federal authorities’s dedication to addressing Nigeria’s electrical energy challenges,” the assertion quoted the minister.
In December 2021, the Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed and his Energy counterpart secured the approval of the Federal Govt Council of €63 million (Euro) for the procurement of kit to spice up energy provide below the PPI — whose first section will present 10 cell energy sub-stations and 10 mega transformers that might be deployed throughout the nation to spice up and stabilise electrical energy provide.
In 2018, President Muhammadu Buhari initiated the PPI that may allow Siemens Power to improve Nigeria’s electrical energy methods.
The primary section of the PPI seeks to modernise, rehabilitate and increase the nationwide grid by investing within the electrical energy worth chain, together with technology, transmission, and distribution methods.