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GENERAL ELECTRIC PARTNERS IBOM POWER TO INCREASE CAPACITY BY 480MW

Written by Michael Dada

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Ibom Power Board members in a meeting with GE representatives

 

In line with the cardinal vision of Governor Udom Emmanuel for massive industrialization of Akwa Ibom State, General Electric (GE) is set to add 480MW to the current 191MW capacity of Ibom power plant using a fast track power technology.

This was disclosed to Journalists by the Board Chairman of Ibom Power Company Limited (IPC), Engr. Etido Inyang who said Governor Udom Emmanuel has given approval for the state government to collaborate with GE to boost Ibom power generation.

The Board Chairman said the project is timely considering that Ibom power expansion license will expire in May 2018. He stated that the first phase of the project will be addition of 240MW while another 240MW will be added subsequently.

Speaking on the project, GE’s Senior Commercial Manager, Okpoyo Willie said the fast track power technology works like a ‘plug and play’ with minimal site work. He said itis currently being implemented in Afam power plant where 240MW is being added.

On the feasibility of the project Okpoyo said GE’s technical team have embarked on inspection tour at Ibom power plant site in Ikot Abasi and discovered that IPC possesses the fundamental requirements for the implementation of the fast track power project.

He added that Ibom power’s landmass is adequate; there is sufficient gas supply from Seven Energy while the evacuation corridor will be the 240MW 132kV double circuit line from Ikot Abasi via Ekparakwa.

Also at the meeting with Ibom power Board Members were the Executive Director, GE Group, Joyce Wigwe, Senior Sales Manager, Vicent Ozoude and GE Power Lead, Goodluck Enimakpokpo.

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Michael Dada

Michael Dada is a graduate of Journalism from Lagos State University. He did intern-ship with The Nation Newspaper and Voice of Nigeria (VON). He worked as the Information Officer in the Office of the Senior Special Assistant (Power) to Akwa Ibom State Governor. He is currently the Media/Public Affairs Officer at Ibom Power Company Limited. Michael Dada is a registered member of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Akwa Ibom State Chapter.