Siemens is set to supply three SGT800 to Proton Energy Delta Sunrise project. The turbines will provide a combined electrical capacity of approximately 150MW to the national grid upon completion in 2020. The project is estimated to attract close to US$250Million of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into Nigeria, assisting industrialization, business and job growth in the country. The economic impact of this project will be positively felt in Delta State and particularly in the town of Sapele, where up to 1000 jobs will be created during its construction phase. The SGT-800 gas turbine has a proven long-term record of successful installations around the world and is an excellent choice for both industrial power generation and oil and gas applications. The turbine meets the sector’s requirements for efficiency, reliability and environmental compatibility offering low lifecycle cost and the best possible return on investment.
During the opening remark of the ground-breaking ceremony held in Sapele, Delta State on September 28th 2017, the CEO of Proton Energy, Mr. Oti Ikomi, in part, said “The plant will be powered by state of the art and fuel efficient Siemens SGT 800 turbines. The turbines have a good operating flexibility that will enable the plant to ramp up to full capacity at times of peak needs thus contributing to grid security. Using a modularized design, the capacity of the plant can quickly be expanded to 500 MW to address the country’s growing energy needs.”
“Siemens has 150 years of history in Africa and over 50 years in Nigeria, we have built a large portion of energy infrastructure in the continent,” said Mr. Andreas Pistauer, Vice President, Power and Gas, Africa, during his address. “As I speak we are currently building more than 17,000mw in Africa with projects in Nigeria (with Azura), in Sudan and Egypt. Today, the cost of power in Nigeria is very high. In order to have reliable, constant and reliable power supply, the cost varies between 80 and 150 Naira/kWh. One also has to consider the cost of a backup generator, the fuel, the capex and service. This is very expensive for the average Nigerian. In New York, the cost is three times lower and it should be less in Nigeria, a country blessed with gas. A power plant as Proton Delta Sunrise can drastically reduce these cost and people will pay a substantially lower cost than what they currently pay for reliable electricity,” he further went on to say.
“We are proud to be a part of this project, we will train the locals here in-State in our state of the art technology and Nigerians will build, operate and maintain this power plant. We are in Nigeria for Nigerians and we are committed to supporting projects like the Delta Sunrise project and future project to increase electricity generation and human capital development in Nigeria,” Mr. Pistauer concluded.
Siemens has sold over 325 of SGT 800 gas turbines worldwide, totaling into more than 5 million equivalent operating hours of fleet experience and more than 99.5% overall fleet reliability.
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