Cummins Nigeria has concluded plans to make its installed 25.75megawatt (MW) power plant at Sapele Power Plc in Delta State operational this third quarter.The combined heat and power generation company disclosed that the gas-based power plant will provide power to Nigerian homes and industries.
In a statement made available to The Guardian, the first phase will generate enough power to supply 200,000 homes in Nigeria. The following phases will add additional capacity until the total installation reaches 300MW, as per the signed power purchase agreement (PPA) between Cummins Nigeria and Sapele Power.
Speaking on the development, Project Manager, Cummins Nigeria, Sudipta Mazumdar, said: “At full capacity, enough power will be generated to supply electricity to all the homes in Delta State, which has an estimated population of four million people.
“The power plant will generate electricity 24/7. As the plant will be owned and maintained by Cummins Nigeria, the power supply will be continuous and steady. All our plants operate under preventive maintenance schedule as per the OEM guidelines,” Mazumdar explained.
The power plant will be financed, owned, operated and maintained by Cummins Nigeria, through its in-house capabilities. With over 200 engineers in Nigeria, the service offered allows for 24/7 operations to its customers.