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Omotosho Power Plant Adds 120 MW to National Grid

By on June 6, 2012

The China National Machinery and Equipment Import and Export Corporation has said the Omotosho Power Plant in Ogun State is now adding 120 megawatts of electricity to the national grid.

The Managing Director of the company, Mr. Liu Zhao-Long, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Tuesday.

NAN reports that the 500MW capacity independent power plant was built by CMEC.

Zhao-Long said two out of the four units of the plant were generating the 120MW, which was being fed to the national grid.

“We have added 120MW to the national grid from Omotosho Power Plant phase two. We are doing everything possible to ensure that all the four units come on stream within the stipulated time frame,’’ he said.

Zhao-Long commended the Niger Delta Power Holding Company for ensuring that the project was completed within the stipulated period.

He said there were lots of challenges confronting the projects, which were being tackled with the support of the National Integrated Power Project and the Federal Government.

“We are going to ensure that all projects in our custody are completed within the stipulated timeframe. We have well-trained Nigerians and we equally trained some to fit into the system, which is part of our responsibility,’’ he said.

The Managing Director, NDPHC, owners of the NIPP, Mr. James Olotu, had on May 24 given an assurance that the Omotosho plant would come on stream shortly.