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Government issues deadline for completion of Kaduna power plant

03 April 2014, 14:38

Abuja - The Federal Government on Wednesday directed the federal ministries of power, transport and the contractors handling the Kaduna thermal power plant to complete the project by December.

Vice President Namadi Sambo gave the directive at a meeting on the Kaduna 215 megawatts power plant with the contractors, project consortium, consultants and officials of the two ministries.

The vice president, who requested for a detailed programme of work for the project, said it was to ensure the project's inauguration on schedule.

Sambo frowned at requests made by the consortium for variation of optional items outside the scope of work and urged the Ministry of Power to conclude the arrangement for the fuel storage tank for the plant.

The vice president directed Rockson Engineering, one of the companies in the consortium, to provide their records of procurements for the balance of plant (BoP) and schedule of deliveries and commence without delay, the civil works and construction for the storage tank.

The consultant to the project, Messrs Stiag Ecotec West Africa, while presenting its report, noted that Skipper, the contractor to the substation, had progressed well and that work was currently at 82 percent completion.

-          NAN

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