The Transcorp Group says its Transafam Power Limited will increase its electricity generation by an additional 240 megawatts, MW, this year.
Transafam Power recently increased electricity generation from 48MW to 188MW in less than two years following the rehabilitation of a unit of its production plant.
President of the Transcorp Group, Mrs Owen Omogiafo, disclosed this while commissioning the newly rehabilitated 20th gas turbine, GT20, in Afam, Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Omogiafo said Transafam Power was currently generating 188MW while plans were in top gear for an additional 240MW this year.
“It’s on record that we recovered Afam-5 GT20 in September last year. We have added another 188MW to the national grid.
“We have four more gas turbines ready to operate as soon as we have gas. Discussions are on with stakeholders for gas to be provided.
“I have just been informed that we are heading to Afam-III Fast Power, which is aerodynamics technology which is expected to bring additional 240MW this year,” she stated.
She added: “Our target is for us to be the leader in the power sector space and we are looking at the entire value chain. We are looking ahead, and we want to build local capacity.
“Before now, to repair a gas turbine component, you will have to fly abroad, but now, we have built and commissioned our own clean room for the maintenance of these turbines. It is about fulfilling purpose which is improving lives and transforming Africa.”
Also speaking, the Managing Director of Transafam Power Limited, Engr. Vincent Ozoude, said the company has saved capital flight by building its own “clean room” for the repair and maintenance of gas turbines’ components.
“We have just commissioned the generator clean room to repair gas turbines. We use the facility to repair generator rotors that will help us minimise the timeline of getting generator rotors out of the country to repair and then bring them back to Nigeria.
“We have saved the cost, time, logistics, labour and capacity development by having this clean room here,” he said.