The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has received about eight new power transformers under its Project Management Unit at the Apapa Port, Lagos.
In a statement on Thursday, the General Manager, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah said the transformers comprise six 150/187.5 megavolt amperes, MVA, 330/132/33kV transformers and two 100/125MVA, 132/33kV.
Mr Mbah said the transformers were still at the ports as arrangement was being concluded to move the transformers to Bauchi, Mayo Belwa in Adamawa, Yola, Maiduguri, and Damaturu.
According to the statement, the project is among the World Bank-funded projects under NETAP and part of the ongoing grid expansion projects under TCN’s Project Management Unit.
Meanwhile, the Kumbotso 330/132/33kV Transmission Substation, Kano, has received another 13 heavy-duty trucks, loaded with transformer accessories, bringing to 20 the total number of trucks that have delivered the accessories for 300MVA and 100MVA power transformers that will soon arrive the Kumbotso Transmission Sub-station.
In a separate statement, Mr Mbah said the 300MVA is targeted at increasing bulk power to five substations, including, TCN’s DanAgundi, Hadejia, Wudil and Azare Substations as well as the Kumbotso Substation, where it will be installed.
The 100MVA power transformer is targeted at increasing bulk supply to Kano Industrial areas through Kano DisCo, Mr Mbah added.
Writing by Kayode Oyebisi; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu and Tony Okerafor