The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved new transmission projects to secure Nigeria’s electricity supply and increase the capacity of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).
The first project approved by FEC entails the design, supply, and installation of 60 MVA, 132/33 kV transmission substation with four associated 132 kV transmission line bay extensions at Hong Local Government in Adamawa, valued at over NGN6.5 billion, consisting of two components – offshore and onshore. The offshore component is worth USD6.9 million and the onshore, NGN3.3 billion at Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) prevailing exchange rate and 7.5 per cent value added tax. The delivery period is 24 months. The project aims to increase power supply in and around districts of Adamawa, Mubi, Woba, Michika, Madagali, Gombi, Garkida and Hong. The contract for this project has been awarded to Associate Power Solution Engineering Limited. The second project entails the purchase of power transformers and related spare components to be deployed by TCN in six different locations – Aiyede in Oyo State, Gusau in Zamfara State, Kankia in Katsina State, Minna in Niger State, Okearo in Ogun State and Damaturu in Yobe State.