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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has stated that it is planning to construct three power plants to generate about 4,600 megawatts, in the Northern part of the country, for constant power supply.
The power plants to be located in Abuja, Kaduna, and Kano, would rely on gas supplies from the proposed Ajaokuta-Abuja-Kaduna-Kano, AKK, Gas Pipeline Project.
The tender for the award of contract for the pipeline, was two weeks ago presented to the Executive Council of the Federation, FEC, for approval.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, who made the presentation to FEC, had said the pipeline would allow holistic movement of gas from the Southern corridors to the Northern hinterlands, for increased gas utilization and power generation.
“We presently have trapped power, trapped gas, all in the Southern corridors that is going nowhere, because of lack of infrastructure”, he said.

Kachikwu noted that about 364 million cubic meters of additional gas produced through the Niger Delta, would be fed into the AKK pipeline, through the Odidi Pipeline Project, from Warri and the Southern marshlands of the region.
On Tuesday, NNPC Group Managing Director, GMD, Maikanti Baru, told the Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello, who was on a visit to the NNPC in Abuja, that the power plant projects would be in partnership with private investors.
“As part of the drive to establish power plants to augment the power supply to the country, the Federal Executive Council, FEC, recently approved the AKK Gas Pipeline project, to be financed through a Public-Private Partnership, PPP”, Baru said.
“The project comes with other auxiliary ones, including power generation plants in Abuja, Kaduna, and Kano, with 1,350 MW, 900 MW, and 2,350 MW capacity respectively”, he added.
The GMD speaking further, said the NNPC in partnership with private investors, would also build fertilizer plants in some parts of the country, one of which would be located at Izzon, Niger State.
Baru told the Governor that in line with the presidential mandate on oil exploration in all the frontier basins in the country, NNPC was focused on continuing its exploration programme in the Bida Basin.
“We have contracted the geological mapping of the Bida Basin to Ibrahim Babangida University, Lapai, and the job would be completed in three months”, the NNPC boss stated.
“Once the geological mapping is completed, the NNPC’s Integrated Data Services Limited, IDSL, would be engaged to carry out the other aspects of the seismic activities, to be completed by July 2018”, he added.
Baru stated that apart from going into more detailed 2D seismic data acquisition in the Bida Basin, by August 2018, the Corporation would follow up with an Environmental Impact Assessment, EIA, exercise, to establish the baseline, which would signify the need or otherwise for the deployment of 3D acquisition facilities.
To decongest the country’s highways, the GMD said the NNPC would encourage private investors to build tanker parking facilities around Minna Depot, Suleja Depot, Tegina, Mokwa, among others, and charge the users of the facility appropriately.
Baru explained that talks were currently ongoing with the Federal Ministry of Works, Power and Housing to re-introduce weight bridges on the highways, to check loading by tankers above the recommended 46,000 tons gross weight.


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