Aggreko Plc., world’s largest temporary power generation company, and Bresson AS Nigeria Limited, pioneer independent energy firm, have signed an agreement to reinforce and boost power generation in Nigeria by 250MW.
The agreement, in the form of an MoU, was signed in Paris, France, By Aggreko Regional Director, Mr. Christopher Jacquin and Bresson AS Chairman and business mogul, Mr. Gbenga Olawepo.
Power facilities will be cited in industrial clusters across the country which is expected to enhance power generation capabilities within 9 months.
In line with Nigeria’s plan to boost electricity supply, Mr. Olawepo said that the strategic goal of Bresson was to deliver affordable, cleaner and efficient energy. According to him, the company plans to provide innovative energy services using environmentally friendly technologies tailored to meet the needs of customers and help people become energy sufficient.
This marks another milestone in the involvement of the private sector in power supply enhancement.
Bresson AS already owns Magboro 90MW power project in Ogun State, Western Nigeria and hopes to commission the plant, configured on 2GE LM 6000, in the coming months. The plant will immediately add 20MW to the country’s national grid while providing sustainable energy for the local communities.
“Bresson is determined to further add a total of 500MW within the next 12 months to its daily generation capacity through emergency power generation, particularly in strategic centers in order to arrest acute power shortages,” he added.
Nigeria currently produces between 2000MW to 4000MW, despite an installed capacity that exceeds 6000MW. The country is determined to raise current output and has set sights on an improved target of 40,000MW by 2020.