NNPC: Completion of Nigeria’s longest pipeline and its impact on the economy

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In line with the present administration’s policy trust to deliver infrastructure to boost the economy and production capacity and increase the supply of electricity, the Nigerian Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has completed the of Escravos-Lagos pipeline project phase 2 (36’x342km), and delivered for immediate transmission of to power stations in the country.


The project, delivered to the NNPC by the contractor, Zakhem Nigeria Limited, is a major pipeline has capacity to serve many power stations within the region.


Group managing director of the NNPC, Mele Kyari, had promised the delivery of the project in a in May this year, said the completion of the pipeline project was a confirmation to the fact the present administration was desirous of improving the state of infrastructure in the country.

According to Kyari, the project will provide solution to the lack of natural gas at various power plants have been completed within the region, which of course will translate to a boost in the economic activities and create employment among the youths in the labour market.

This is the longest pipeline project has constructed, and this achievement has come with a lot of commitment and sacrifice on the part of government, which is why we shall continue to ensure that this particular Excravos Lagos pipeline is used to pipe gas to power plants in the area, he said.

The project, executed by one of the biggest pipeline company in Nigeria, Zakhem Nigeria, is said to be monumental to drive the growth and development needed in the and gas industry to boost generation, transmission and the distribution of electricity in Nigeria, at a when the power sector is struggling to survive.

The engineering procurement and construction contract executed by Zakhem will empower some of the major off-takers of gas routed this line, like Egbin Power, Ikeja Industrial Area (with Gaslink as a major off-taker). Other include industries and factories located within the region and around Lagos and Ogun states, and Dangote Refinery and Petrochemical.

One of the major policy trusts of this administration has been resuscitating the economy, and has over the years demonstrated capacity and commitment to drive the growth and development of the nation’s economy and as well create employment, which has been the bane of successive administrations in Nigeria.