GE fulfils Nigerian energy needs

GE Energy will supply four Frame 9E gas turbines for a new, 480-megawatt, simple-cycle power plant in Alaoji, Abia State Nigeria. Installation is scheduled for 2006.


GE Energy will supply four Frame 9E gas turbines for a new, 480-megawatt, simple-cycle power plant in Alaoji, Abia StateNigeria.



GE’s technology was selected by Rockson Engineering of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, the main contractor for the project. The Alaoji plant, which is being built to help meet Nigeria‘s growing need for electricity, will supply power to the Power Holding Company of Nigeria.



Designed for high availability and low maintenance costs, GE says the Frame 9E gas turbines have accumulated more than 14 million hours of utility and industrial service worldwide.



The four GE gas turbines will be manufactured at GE Energy’s facilities in Belfort, France, and will be shipped to Nigeria during the first four months of 2006. The first two units will be installed in June 2006 and the second two machines in August 2006.



In addition to the gas turbines, the scope of the GE contract includes generators, all major plant accessories, site technical support, performance testing, training and spare parts.