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Siemens, Nigerian Authorities Strength Partnership

Posted on April 24, 2012

Siemens and the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Power have signed an agreement to strengthen their partnership. Under the agreement terms, Siemens will, on a case-by-case basis, consider supporting the financing of power plant projects in Nigeria.

At the same time, Siemens announced plans to build a new service workshop for heavy duty gas turbines in the country and will support Nigeria with a study on the integration of renewables in the country`s energy mix. Additionally, the Nigerian company Scanpower and Siemens signed a technical partnership agreement for the construction of a 1600 MW gas turbine power station at Lekki in Lagos state.

Siemens has already delivered gas turbines for the power stations Afam V and Geregu I. Geregu Phase II is currently under construction and is expected to deliver electricity to the grid before the end of the year. These power plants, with a total capacity of 1200 MW, were built by Siemens on EPC-turnkey basis in Nigeria.

According to estimations, the available capacity for electricity generation has to be increased in two steps from 4,000 MW to 40,000 MW by 2020 to meet the current demand and support Nigeria’s growth.

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