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Gas supplies commenced to Calabar power project

28 April 2015, 07:53 Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - Seven Energy International Limited, the indigenous Nigerian integrated gas company, has commenced the supply of gas to the Calabar National Integrated Power Project (NIPP).

Accugas, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Seven Energy, is executing the 560 MW project.

It is envisaged that when operating at full capacity, Calabar NIPP will increase national power generation by over 10 percent.

Gas is being supplied to the power plant from Seven Energy’s Uquo Gas Processing Facility in Akwa Ibom State through the Seven Energy pipeline network. The gas supply will enable the power plant to complete commissioning and start delivering electricity into the national grid.

Phillip Ihenacho, Chief Executive Officer, Seven Energy, said delivering a cost-effective and reliable gas supply was critical to providing sustainable power supply into the national grid to meet the government’s reform objectives and to facilitate industrial development.

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“I am delighted that our ability to deliver an indigenous gas solution, from end to end is now being recognised by a broad range of industrial and power sector customers.

"Not only will the gas we supply drive enhanced power generation, but when combined with improvements in transmission and distribution it will also facilitate industrial and commercial developments which will have a far reaching impact throughout the community, stimulating industry and generating employment as a result,” Ihenacho said.

Steve Tierney, Managing Director, Accugas, said the Calabar NIPP was a major power plant in Calabar and a further endorsement of the quality and reliability of the company’s services.

“Our strong capability across the region with ownership of gas reserves and pipeline infrastructure have enabled us to commercialise our gas assets, delivering a solution that the market has been demanding for many years. We are ready and look forward to adding more customers to our network across the South East of Nigeria, bringing affordable and reliable gas to a wider audience,” said Tierney.

Founded in 2004, Seven Energy has continued to champion an industrial gas revolution through the development and production of natural gas, and, critically, its commercialisation through investment in processing and distribution infrastructure, where the company has invested over $1 billion in the south east region of the Niger Delta in the last five years.

Since the commissioning of the Uquo Gas Processing Facility in 2014, Seven Energy has begun the supply of gas to other off takers such as the Ibom Power Company, Notore Chemical Industries Limited and the United Cement Company of Nigeria, also in Calabar.

- CAJ News

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