The Azura Power Holdings Managing Director, Dr. David Ladipo, has disclosed that barring any unforeseen developments, the 450 megawatts (MW) Azura-Edo independent power plant would come on stream and begin to generate that amount of electricity into Nigeria’s national grid by the first week of May 2018, THISDAY reports.

Ladipo stated during a tour of the project site by a team of project monitoring officials from the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET) yesterday in Benin, that the planned commissioning of the plant’s operations and generation of its electricity into the grid would be achieved almost eight months ahead of the construction timeline it reached with the NBET in its Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).

According to him, the eight months cutback in project completion timeline was made possible because it competitively procured the best contractors for the job, in addition to instituting a transparent management of work schedules on the project which he noted its contractors started work on in January 2016.