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Transcorp completes Afam plant’s turbine rehabilitation, adds 138MW to national grid



TransAfam Power Limited, a subsidiary of Transcorp Group, has completed the rehabilitation of its Afam 5 GT unit 20 Gas Turbine power-generating unit located at Okoloma-Afam, Ndoki, in the Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State.

The rehabilitated unit, which had been commissioned and synchronised to the national grid, brought an additional 138MW to its existing capacity.

The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Transafam Power Limited, Vincent Ozoude, expressed his delight about the newly rehabilitated unit, saying it could power up to 100,000 homes in a year.

He added, “Since the administrative handover of the Afam Power Plant in March 2021, we have been working to realize the full potential of the plant. We are pleased to have successfully completed the rehabilitation of GT20, having been out of service for over 15 years prior to our takeover. We are glad to have achieved this feat, using a combination of our in-house resources and other local technical support, with about 20 per cent of foreign expert support in the rehabilitation project, showing our commitment to local content development.”

Ozoude added that the average generation for the plant used to be 48MW “when we took over, expressing appreciation to the company’s host community, Okoloma-Ndoki, and other stakeholders.

The Group President/CEO of Transcorp, Dr Owen Omogiafo, said the rehabilitated Afam 5 GT 20 power generating unit, showed Transcorp Group’s commitment to transforming the power sector in Nigeria.

Omogiafo, who was accompanied by the members of the Technical Committee of the Board of Directors, said, “Our purpose at Transcorp Group is to improve lives and Transform Africa, one investment at time. “You cannot achieve sustainable economic transformation without reliable power supply. It is that understanding that has led us at Transcorp, under the leadership of our Group Chairman, Mr Tony O. Elumelu, CFR, to invest in the power sector.

Recall that Transcorp Group had in 2013, through its power subsidiary, Transcorp Power Limited, acquired the 972MW gas-fired Ughelli Power Plant, which had since been transformed. With the acquisition of Afam Power Plc, Transcorp has further cemented its position as a key player in the power sector.


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