Siemens has completed the Geregu II gas-turbine power plant in Ajaokuta, Kogi state. With an electrical capacity of 434 megawatts (MW), the plant will play an important role in the expansion of the power supply in Nigeria. Ajaokuta is located approximately 200 kilometers south of the Nigerian capital Abuja. Following the Afam V and Geregu I plants, Geregu II is now the third gas-turbine power plant to be constructed by Siemens in Nigeria. Three SGT5-2000E gas turbines, three SGen5-100A generators, as well as electrical systems and SPPA-T3000 control system were also supplied by Siemens to the plant.
Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country with extensive oil deposits, and with a gross domestic product of over 200 billion US dollars. The Nigerian government has developed the Vision 2020 program to further expand the country’s energy system. By 2020, Nigeria plans to increase the country’s generation capacity by five to eightfold from its current level of approximately 5 gigawatts (GW). “The SGT5-2000E gas turbines that were installed in Geregu II are suitable for all load ranges, particularly for peak load operation. They are also ideal for the requirements of the Nigerian market.
In Nigeria, planning is already underway for additional projects using this type of turbine,” said Lothar Balling, head of Gas Turbine Power Plant Solutions at Siemens Energy. “The Geregu II power plant has strategic significance when it comes to improving the power supply in our country as well as for the stability of Nigeria’s power grid. We’re very satisfied with how this important project has been implemented, and we’re proud to be working with Siemens,” said James A. Olotu, Managing Director of NDPHC.