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Gas supplies commence to Alaoji power project

22 May 2015, 18:14 Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - Seven Energy International Limited, the indigenous Nigerian integrated gas company, has commenced supplies to the Alaoji Independent Power Project in Alaoji, Abia State.

Supplies have commenced through Accugas, Seven Energy’s subsidiary.
Accugas is one of two gas suppliers to the plant with an initial contractual commitment to supply 30 million cubic feet per day (MMcfpd).

The Alaoji project is the largest of Nigeria’s National Integrated Power Projects (NIPP), the first phase of which was commissioned in March.

Phillip Ihenacho, Chief Executive Officer of Seven Energy, said the reliable supply of gas to the National Integrated Power Projects had been one of the core obstacles to their completion.

He said the consequent addition of significant generation capacity into the grid.

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“Seven Energy is pleased to be able to provide this solution, ensuring that Alaoji has access to the gas it needs to commence electricity generation. Seven Energy is committed to providing the gas that will support the generation of electricity across Nigeria through our expanding gas distribution network,” said Ihenacho.

He said the addition of Alaoji to their gas supply network meant they were now delivering affordable and reliable gas to three of Nigeria’s power stations.

“As a core of Seven Energy’s strategy to meet growing domestic energy demand, the Company has continued to invest in the expansion of its gas infrastructure in the south east Niger Delta region, from its processing hub in Uquo, Akwa Ibom State,” said Ihenacho.

Steve Tierney, Managing Director, Accugas, said Alaoji’s decision to choose Accugas as one of its initial gas suppliers is a further endorsement of the quality and reliability of the service we deliver to our customers.

“By ensuring our network is strategically located to deliver gas to the NIPP’s coming on stream in the south east of the country, and having proven our ability to deliver almost 100 percent uptime of service, we expect to continue to expand our customer base in the coming months,” said Tierney.

The Alaoji power station joins a growing list of gas off-takers, including Ibom Power Company, the United Cement Company of Nigeria, Notore Chemical Industries Limited and Calabar NIPP, who now rely on Seven Energy for the supply of gas to meet their power and industrial needs.

- CAJ News


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