The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has awarded the construction of Ajaokuta- Kaduna-Kano Gas pipeline to a Chinese company-China Petroleum Group Engineering Co., Ltd (CPGE), Daily Trust reports.

The company disclosed this on Monday in its project bid announcement to the Chinese authorities where it said that its subsidiary- China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau Engineering Co., Ltd. and Brentex Petroleum Services Limited (Brentex) won the contract by the NNPC. The company said the main package of the contract includes a 40-inch pipeline of 221 km, 2 stations and 7 valve rooms and its ancillary facilities.

It also stated that, the consortium will assume the design, procurement, construction and transportation of the Kaduna-Kano pipeline Line and training work. However, the contractor said as of the date of this announcement, it has not yet entered into a formal contract, contract terms and contract performance with the counterparty.