Siemens Nigeria has expressed its readiness to partner the Lagos State Government towards the realisation of the Light-Up Lagos project.
The company also said it had put in place customised products and financing solutions for the developers that would be selected by the government.
The Vice President, Power and Gas, Nigeria, Siemens, Mr. Nasir Giwa, said at a briefing that the Siemens’ mobile unit would be a key solution.
He said the SGT-A45 TR mobile unit was designed to address the growing market for fast power.
According to him, with an electrical generating capacity of up to 44 megawatts, the aeroderivative gas turbine is packaged for rapid deployment and can be installed in less than two weeks.
Giwa said, “I must commend the Lagos State Government for coming up with that bold initiative. We have a solution that can be deployed quickly with less site work to do. With this solution, 40MW can be ready in two weeks. Siemens is ready to support Lagos in realising its dream of regular electricity with our new product. Even though it is a new packaging, it is not a new gas turbine.
“We also have creative financing solution to support the project. We are a company that is deeply interested in what is going on in the country and, therefore, coming up with solutions to support government initiatives that impact directly on the lives of the people.”
He said the company was also collaborating with the Lagos Energy Academy to develop human capital.
Giwa said to quickly ramp up power generation, Nigeria could take a cue from Egypt, which was building a gas-fired power station regarded as the largest in the world.
When fully completed, the plant is expected to supply enough electricity for 45 million people and enable Egypt to achieve $1.3bn in fuel saving on a yearly basis.
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