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Energy Sector / Fossil Power Generation Division
Erlangen, Germany, 2010-Sep-06
Siemens Energy has received an order from Nigeria for construction of the Geregu II gas turbine power plant in Ajaokuta, located approximately 200 kilometers south of the capital Abuja. Customer is the Nigerian utility Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC). The gas-fired power plant is scheduled to start commercial operation in late 2012. The order volume is approximately EUR230 million.
Geregu II is a follow-up project to the Geregu I power plant, which Siemens built back in 2006. The company will supply three SGT5-2000E gas turbines, the electrical equipment and an SPPA-T3000 instrumentation & control system for the 434-MW plant, which it will build as a turnkey project.
The power plant market in Nigeria offers good prospects for plant vendors. An installed power plant capacity of approximately 6000 MW is the mid-term target. “After construction of the Afam and Geregu I power plants the order for Geregu II marks a further milestone for Siemens in Nigeria and in Africa,” said Michael Suess, CEO of the Fossil Power Generation Division of Siemens Energy. “With the latest project the number of Siemens heavy-duty gas turbines in Nigeria will increase to eight,” added Suess. “The centrally located power plant is of strategic importance for grid stability and is therefore a key project for power supply in our country,” said James A. Olotu, Managing Director and CEO of NDPHC.
Back in March 2010, Siemens had received an order from Dangote Cement Works Ltd. (DCWL) to build a power plant approximately 100 kilometers north of Lagos. The plant will supply power to a new cement works operated by the customer. The Siemens scope of supply for the new plant with an installed capacity of 113 MW will include three SGT-800 gas turbines. The start of commercial operation is scheduled for 2011.
The Siemens Energy Sector is the world’s leading supplier of a complete spectrum of products, services and solutions for the generation, transmission and distribution of power and for the extraction, conversion and transport of oil and gas. In fiscal 2009 (ended September 30), the Energy Sector had revenues of approximately EUR25.8 billion and received new orders totaling approximately EUR30 billion and posted a profit of EUR3.3 billion. On September 30, 2009, the Energy Sector had a work force of more than 85,100. Further information is available at: www.siemens.com/energy
Reference Number: EFP201009119e
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