GE Vernova ’s Hydro Power business has completed the commissioning of four 175 MW Francis hydropower turbines and generators at the Zungeru project in Nigeria.
Located on the Kadina River in Niger State, the 700 MW Zungeru project is the second largest hydropower plant in Nigeria. It is expected to meet around 10 per cent of Nigeria’s total electricity requirements. The site will also help in controlling floods and support irrigation for the region.
GE Vernova was selected by the EPC company China National Electrical Equipment Corporation (CNEEC) to design, supply, supervise installation, and commission the four hydropower units.
Brian Selby, Hydro Power Asia Leader for GE Vernova, said: “Nigeria is gifted with large rivers and natural falls that create opportunities for hydropower development. As the Government of Nigeria continues to pursue the expansion of generation capacity and extend the capability of its power grid, we are happy to help take advantage of the country’s water reserves to meet its increasing demand for sustainable, reliable, and efficient power. The project will have a wide-reaching impact on the country’s energy landscape. The Zungeru project received investment support from Export-Import Bank of China.”