Nigerian power supply to get 12,000 MW boost

Nigeria’s power generation is expected to get a 12,000 MW boost once the deep-sea gas pipeline comes on stream.

The Nigerian power sector is set to get a boost from the Dangote Group’s subsea pipeline project. At present, the country’s struggling power sector has a generation capacity of 2,812 MW, which has been unable to meet national demands.

As a result of poor electricity generation, Nigeria has been experiencing rolling blackouts and, more recently, had six of its power stations shut down as a result of a gas pipeline rapture which resulted in a 1,087 MW dip.

The 12,000 MW subsea pipeline project will support the nations domestic gas supply needs and is expected to increase the country’s current capacity. The subsea project will create a corridor for evacuation of gas trapped from offshore platforms to allow for their monetization.

According to reports, in addition to constructing subsea pipeline infrastructure, the Dangote Group plans to construct a 570 MW power plant within refinery complex.

Dangote Group is the largest indigenous industrial conglomerate in Sub-Saharan Africa.