powerplant-gereguChina Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) says it will commence the construction of 120 megawatts dual fuel combine cycle independent power plant in Bauchi early next year.

Managing Director of the company, Mr. Liu Zhao-Long, who disclosed this  at the commissioning of Omotosho phase II 500mw power station in Ondo at the weekend, said CMEC is partnering with China Exim Bank to finance the project.

Long said his company will contribute about 2000mw to Nigeria  having completed Omotosho phase 1 and II  and Sapele phase I power stations.

The company is also  ready to work with other partners in various states for more IPP solution, including thermal, hydro, solar and transmission system.

According to him, for Omotosho phase II  power station, his company mobilized the best of its technical, commercial, operations and other supporting division including one of the top five experts from China power industry to ensure fastest and efficient delivery of the power generation.

“We are working hand in hand with our local staff,and the team from NIPP in all the works including civil, mechanical, electrical, commissioning and operation. We have trained more than 500 local technicians in all the areas.”

James Olottu, Managing Director of Niger Delta Power Holding Company, whose company superintends the construction of the new plant, said it is the desire of President Jonathan to boost power supply which is why the Omotosho project came alive.

He said to further enhance the wheeling capacity of the power transmission network and full evacuation of the generated outputs of the two power plants in Omotosho, the Transmission Company of Nigeria has started work on a new transmission substation at Omotosho village and additional 330KV transmission line circuits to Epe, Aja and Oke Aro in Lagos.


Information from Daily Trust was used in this report.