GE Rehabilitates Nigerian Gas Turbines
General Electric has rehabilitated three 9E.03 gas turbines at power plants owned by state-owned Niger Delta Power Holding Co (NDPHC) in Calabar and Sapele in Nigeria, the US company said on September 28.
The revamps will reduce equipment downtime, ensuring that the plants reliably provide 360 MW of generation capacity for the national grid, which is enough to power 2mn homes, GE said. The company carried out stage-three bucket changeouts at the turbines and combustion inspections, it said, noting that the work had been completed on time.
NDPHC is Nigeria's largest electricity generation company, with 4 GW of installed capacity of 35% the national total. Nigeria plans to build a series of new gas-fired power stations to utilise more of its gas reserves and replace dirtier fuels such as coal and diesel.