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GE Oil & Gas and Rockson Engineering Awarded Contract For Nigeria Power Plant

Posted on December 1, 2009

GE Oil & Gas, in consortium with Rockson Engineering Nigeria, has been awarded a US$230 million contract by the Federal Government of Nigeria for the installation and commissioning of a dual fired (low pour fuel oil/gas) 150-200 MW power plant in Kaduna, Nigeria.

The contract will include the design, manufacture, supply and testing of 8 GE gas turbines in the 15-20 MW range. Rockson Engineering Nigeria will supply engineering, balance of plant, erection, commissioning, site works and a 132 kW sub-station.

The contract award is in line with GE’s ‘Country to Company’ agreement with the Federal Government of Nigeria which seeks to encourage active collaboration between the two parties in developing critical infrastructure that will support Nigeria achieve its strategic 2020 Vision plan. The ‘Country to Company’ strategy aims at promoting infrastructure projects in oil and gas processing, railway development and rehabilitation, distribution and transportation network, electric power generation, water and wastewater treatment, healthcare, aviation and security systems.

There are more than 200 GE employees in Nigeria based in offices in Lagos, a GE Oil & Gas Service Center in Port Harcourt and a facility in Onne Port.

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