The mega transformers ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime have efficiently undergone a manufacturing unit acceptance take a look at at Siemens’ transformers manufacturing unit in Trento, Italy.
Isa Sanusi, a media aide to the Minister of Energy, disclosed this in a press release on Saturday in Abuja.
Mr Sanusi mentioned Kenny Anuwe, the managing director of Federal Authorities of Nigeria Energy Firm (FGN-Energy), who led a delegation that included engineers from Transmission Firm of Nigeria (TCN), witnessed the manufacturing unit acceptance take a look at carried out on July 28.
Based on him, the manufacturing unit acceptance take a look at paves the best way for Siemens Power to begin delivering the transformers to Nigeria.
He mentioned the primary batch of the transformers is anticipated to begin arriving in Nigeria in September.
Mr Sanusi quoted the Minister of Energy, Abubakar Aliyu, as saying that the profitable manufacturing unit acceptance take a look at reveals Nigeria’s engagement with Siemens Power is on monitor.
He mentioned the success got here after the minister led a delegation to Germany in April, the place he paid visits to Siemens Power factories in Berlin and Frankfurt.
He mentioned in the course of the journey, the minister held conferences with the senior management of Siemens Power on the necessity to fast-track the supply of the early orders that might kick begin the transformation of Nigeria’s electrical energy business.
Mr Sanusi mentioned the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed and the Minister of Energy secured the approval of the Federal Govt Council of €63 million for the procurement of apparatus to spice up energy provide below the Presidential Energy Initiative (PPI).
”The primary part will present 10 cell energy substations and 10 mega transformers that will likely be deployed throughout the nation to spice up and stabilize electrical energy provide.
”The primary part of the PPI seeks to modernise, rehabilitate and increase the nationwide grid by investing within the electrical energy worth chain, together with era, transmission and distribution programs,” he mentioned.