The Geregu I power plant in Kogi State, Nigeria, is surrounded by bush. There is no airport. It takes 3.5 hours to drive there from the capital, Abuja, and ten hours from Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city. Sections of the road are in poor condition; break-downs are common. It’s a rugged, humid place where temperatures often reach over 40 degrees: hard on machines and people.
Yet Siemens recently modernized three SGT5-2000E gas turbines in this remote spot entirely on site: Not one part had to be sent away to an external workshop. Some 1,100 tons of equipment were instead brought to the plant. After the service outage, each turbine produced more than 7 megawatts of additional power.