An agreement has been signed between Siemens and the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Power in order to strengthen their strategic partnership. Under the terms of the agreement, Siemens will on a case-by-case basis consider to support the financing of power plant projects in Nigeria. At the same time, Siemens announced plans to build up a new service workshop for heavy duty gas turbines in the country and will support Nigeria with a study on the integration of renewables in the country`s energy mix. Furthermore, the Nigerian company Scanpower and Siemens signed a technical partnership agreement for the construction of a 1600 MW gas turbine power station at Lekki in Lagos state. Siemens has already delivered gas turbines for the power stations Afam V and Geregu I, which ranks among the most reliable and available plants in this country. Geregu Phase II is currently under construction and is expected to deliver electricity to the grid before the end of the year. These power plants, with a total capacity of 1200 MW, were built by Siemens on EPC-turnkey basis in Nigeria. Siemens and Nigeria have a long-standing and successful partnership spanning almost 50 years. With its estimated 167-million inhabitants, Nigeria is the most populous country and one of the most important markets in Africa. Siemens is committed to be a strong technical partner in the development of the Nigerian power sector. According to estimations, the available capacity for electricity generation has to be increased in two steps from 4000 MW to 40 000 MW by 2020 to meet the current demand and support Nigeria’s rapid growth.
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