FG approves N1.8bn contract for 132kv transmission line in Anambra




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– The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved the award of N1.8 for the construction of 132kv electricity transmission line between and Ifitedunu in .

The Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, disclosed this to correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting presided over by Goodluck Jonathan.

The minister said that the covered engineering design, manufacture, , construction testing and commissioning of the line.

“The Federal Executive Council approved the award of contracts for the engineering design, manufacture, , construction and commissioning of -Ifitedunu 132 KV Transmission line.

“And second, 2×60 MVA; 132 by 33kv substation at Ifitedunu for the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) Plc.

“So the two different lots include the engineering design, manufacture, , construction testing and commissioning of the -Ifitedunu 132 KV Transmission line and that is in favour of Messrs Sinotec-CCC International Joint Venture.

“The cost of that project, which includes VAT and contingency and taxes comes up to N1.8 .

“The second lot is the engineering design, manufacture, supply, construction, testing and commissioning of 2×60 MVA; 132x33Kv substation at Ifitedunu and a 2×132 line bays extension at Onitsha.
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“And that is in favour of Messrs MBH Power Limited in a sum of N2.15 , including VAT, contingency, et cetera.“

Nebo listed the communities that would benefit from the projects to include Awka, the capital of , Ifitedunu, Onitsha, Nnewi and Obosi.

According to him, the projects stabilise the national grid and boost economic activities in the area.

“Anyone knows the area and the amount of activities that go on there would know that that entire belt, which could be regarded as the industrial and manufacturing belt for the South-East, when you add Aba and so on, would know that the infrastructure for electricity, power delivery, is overstretched.

“Virtually every sub-station, injection sub-station, transformers that you have in the entire area, are heavily overloaded.

“But as a follow up to Mr ’s transformation agenda, TCN was mandated to find solutions to most of these .

“The communities that benefit from this, just to name a few, include Awka, which is the capital territory of , Ifitedunu, Onitsha, Nnewi, Obosi, et cetera.

“These communities, as indicated earlier, could be regarded as the industrial, manufacturing, and small and medium enterprises belt of the entire geo-political zone.

“When this work is eventually completed, lead, in addition to the benefits to these communities, to the stabilisation of the national grid as well as making the national grid reliable.“[eap_ad_3]