Siemens to supply turbines for 459MW Azura-Edo power plant in Nigeria
Siemens has received a contract to supply turbines and generators for the 459MW Azura-Edo independent power producer (IPP) power plant in the south of Nigeria.
The Azura-Edo power project is an open cycle gas turbine power station, and represents the first phase of the 2,000MW power plant facility planned near Benin City in Edo State, Nigeria.
Scheduled to be commissioned in July 2018, the Azura-Edo power plant is being developed for independent power provider Azura Power West Africa.
Under the contract, Siemens will supply three SGT5-2000E gas turbines, three SGen-100A generators as well as the SPPA-T3000 control system for the turbines.
Siemens Power and Gas Southern, Western & Central Africa region sales head Andreas Pistauer said: "This power plant project by Azura Power will strengthen the collaboration between Siemens and Nigeria.
"With the supply of Siemens power plant technology, the long-term service contract and our involvement in the financing of the plant we are supporting our customer Azura Power in its ambitious efforts to expand the power generating capacity of the country."
Julius Berger Nigeria will be responsible for the civil works for the project.
Azura Power Managing Director David Ladipo said: "The appointment of Siemens and Julius Berger as the EPC Contractor for the Azura Project came after a gruelling competitive tender that lasted for more than a year."
Image: A Siemens-built SGT5-2000E gas turbine. Photo: courtesy of Siemens AG.