GE Oil & Gas, a world leading company in oil and gas equipment and
services, in consortium with Rockson Engineering Nigeria, has been
awarded a $230 Million contract by the Federal Government of Nigeria for
the installation and commissioning of a dual fired (low pour fuel
oil/gas) 150-200MW power plant in Kaduna, Nigeria.
The contract will include the design, manufacture, supply and testing of
eight (8) GE gas turbines in the 15-20MW-range. Rockson Engineering
Nigeria will supply engineering, balance of plant, erection,
commissioning, site works and a 132Kw sub-station.
Daniele Scenarelli, GE Oil & Gas Region Sales Executive for Sub Saharan
Africa, said: “GE Oil & Gas technology has been selected due to our
proven track-record in delivering large-scale projects of this nature,
meeting challenging deadlines and efficiency parameters without
compromising on quality. We are delighted to be able to support the
development of Nigeria’s infrastructure and are committed to continued
long-term investment in the country.”
Lazarus Angbazo GE President & CEO for East, West and Central Africa
said: “This is a significant project as the Government of Nigeria
accelerates its efforts to revitalize the country’s infrastructure. GE
will continue to be a partner in providing optimum solutions across our
The contract award is in line with GE’s ‘Country to Company’ agreement
with the Federal Government of Nigeria which seeks to encourage active
collaboration between the two parties in developing critical
infrastructure that will support Nigeria achieve its strategic 2020
The ‘Country to Company’ strategy aims at promoting infrastructure
projects in oil and gas processing, railway development and
rehabilitation, distribution and transportation network, electric power
generation, water and wastewater treatment, healthcare, aviation and
security systems, leveraging GE’s global capabilities in these critical
GE has had a long-standing presence in Nigeria in transportation,
energy, aviation, healthcare and oil & gas, among other sectors. There
are more than 200 GE employees in Nigeria based in offices in Lagos, a
GE Oil & Gas Service Center in Port Harcourt and a facility in Onne Port.
About GE Oil & Gas
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is a world leader in advanced technology equipment and services for all
segments of the oil and gas industry, from drilling and production, LNG,
pipelines and storage to industrial power generation, refining and
petrochemicals. We also provide pipeline integrity solutions, including
inspection and data management. As part of our Innovation Now customer
focus and commitment, GE Oil & Gas leverages technological innovation
from other GE businesses, such as aviation and healthcare, to
continuously improve oil and gas industry performance and productivity.
GE Oil & Gas employs more than 12,000 people worldwide and operates in
over 100 countries.
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that is built to meet essential world needs. From energy, water,
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customers in more than 100 countries and employs more than 300,000
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Source: Business Wire