Zungeru Hydropower Plant At 47% Completion – CNEEC

Zungeru Hydropower Plant At 47% Completion – CNEEC

The China National Electric Engineering Company (CNEEC) has disclosed that the Zungeru 700mw hydroelectric power plant in Niger State is at 47 per cent completion stage, The Punch reports.

The Deputy Project Manager, Mr. Xiao Nie, told journalists on a tour of the project on Wednesday that the $1.29bn (about N473bn) project was expected to be completed in 2020. He explained that the project was made up of four units of 175 mw each, adding however, that the first phase would be released by December 2019 while the remaining would be released after every three months.

He said that the project which was inaugurated in 2013 was initially expected to be completed in 2019 but was delayed by unresolved issues with the host communities. Nie explained that when completed, the 700MW power plant would supply 2,640GWh to the national grid annually. He said that the Zungeru plant was expected to improve electricity supply and boost industrial development in the country.

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