Nigeria to get 200MW power plant
4 December 2009
GE Oil & Gas and Rockson Engineering Nigeria will collaborate to respectively design and construct eight gas turbines capable of generating up to 200 MW in Kaduna.
The companies were awarded the $230 million (£139 million) contract by the federal government, in line with GE Oil & Gas's Country to Company strategy with seeks to promote public private partnerships for the development of critical infrastructure.
In addition to energy, railway development and rehabilitation, water and wastewater treatment and electric power distribution are among the areas detailed in the firm's programme.
President of the company Lazarus Angbazo noted the project was key to helping the country achieve its 2020 Vision programme.
The campaign's objective is to become one of the world's 20 leading economies by the year 2020 - a goal it considers to be dependent in part on infrastructural development.
Mr Angbazo said: "This is a significant project as the government of Nigeria accelerates its efforts to revitalise the country's infrastructure."