Bayelsa to acquire 100MW gas turbine to boost power generation




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By SundiataPOST,
Bayelsa Government says it will soon acquire a 100 megawatts turbine to enhance power generation, as part of efforts to boost in .
According to a statement by Mr Daniel Iworiso-Markson, Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Seriake , government had awarded contract for the of the turbine to the Independent Power Energy Ltd. in the U.S.
It quoted as telling officials of U.S. firm at a meeting on Sunday in 100 megawatts turbine would be installed at Imiringi community, new Yenagoa.
The statement said the contract for the power was being handled by the American company along its financiers, Deutsch Bank of Germany.
It said the state government had equally concluded plans to upgrade the existing turbine at the Imiringi plant to generate 114 megawatts of .
“The energy that would be generated from the new gas turbine, which is expected to be installed in one year, will add to the existing one and bring the total amount of power to 214 megawatts.
“We expect that the 214 megawatts will boost to meet the power needs of the state,” it added.
The statement said that the new power would be executed under a public-private-partnership agreement between the American company and the Bayelsa Government.
“When completed, part of the power generated will be sold to the national grid to generate income for the state and the investing company.’’
The statement added that the was in line the governor’s pledge to develop the state’s infrastructure to attract foreign and local investors.
It quoted Mr Ian Duff, the President of the Independent Power Energy Ltd., as saying that the company would deliver the gas turbine, which had the latest technology, within the stipulated time.
It said that Duff also pledged that the standards would not be compromised in the construction of the power plant.