By SUNDAY ABBA, Abuja
Again, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) received eight (8) brand new power transformers ordered by it, under its Project Management Unit, at the Apapa Port, Lagos.
The transformers comprise six (6) number 150/187.5MVA, 330/132/33kV power transformers and two (2) number 100/125MVA, 132/33kV power transformers are still at the ports as arrangement is being concluded to move the transformers.
The location for the transformers are as follows:
2×150/187.5MVA, 330/132/33kV – Bauchi
1×150/187.5MVA, 330/132/33kV – Mayo Belwa
1×150/187.5MVA, 330/132kV – Yola
1×150/187.5MVA, 330/132/33kV —Maiduguri
1×150/187.5MVA, 330/132/33kV – Damaturu
2×100/125MVA, 132/33kV – Yola
TCN through the EPC contractor (MBH) will move all the transformers to TCN Substations mentioned above. The project is among the World Bank funded project under NETAP.
The transformers are part of the ongoing grid expansion projects under TCN’s Project Management Unit, a statement signed by TCN’s general manager, Ndidi Mbah and issued yesterday said.
SUMMIT Post reports that about two weeks ago, TCN received two brand new 150MVA, 330/132/33kV power transformers and accessories at its central store in Ojo, Lagos State.
Meanwhile the Kumbotso 330/132/33kV Transmission Substation, Kano received 13 heavy duty truckloads of transformer accessories on Wednesday, bringing to 20 the total number of trucks that have delivered the accessories for 300MVA and 100MVA power transformers that will soon arrive the Kumbotso Transmission Subsation.
The 300MVA &100MVA transformer accessories which arrived yesterday, awaiting the arrival of the transformers are part of the TCN World Bank funded projects.
TCN in a statement said as soon as the main transformer arrives, a contractor is already on ground carryout the installation of the transformers
The 300MVA is targeted at increasing bulk power to five substations including, TCN’s DanAgundi, Hadejia, Wudil and Azare Substations as well as the Kumbotso Substation where it will be installed.
Meanwhile, the 100MVA power transformer is targeted at increasing bulk supply to Kano Industrial areas through Kano DisCo.