The Nigeria Electric power Regulatory Fee (NERC) has renewed the electric power technology licence for Afam VI Electricity Plant, a 650MW-capability facility that has sent more than 24.16 million Megawatt-hour (MWh) of electrical power into the Nigerian grid concerning inception in 2008 and 2016.
Shell’s Media Relations Manager, Bamidele Odugbesan confirmed this enhancement in a statement yesterday.
Afam VI is owned by The Shell Petroleum Growth Organization Joint Undertaking (SPDC JV) and located in Okoloma in Oyigbo Neighborhood Authorities area of Rivers State.
Presenting the renewed licence to the management of SPDC at the Commission’s office environment in Abuja yesterday, NERC’s Commissioner, Authorized, Licensing and Compliance, Mr. Dafe Akpeneye, explained SPDC JV as a committed husband or wife in the Nigerian electrical power sector adding that the firm’s belief in the sector and its resolve to aid it establish were being impressive.
“We hope for higher performance and enhanced functions from Afam VI in the future 10-yr period of your functions just as we look forward to working collectively to resolve some of the complicated issues in the ability sector,” he claimed.
Acquiring the licence, the Typical Manager, Fuel of SPDC, Dr. Philip Mshelbila, described the Afam VI as a product deserving of emulation by federal government and other players in the electrical power sector.
“This is a electrical power plant with a committed gasoline plant running with significant uptime building clean and successful electrical power from the mixed cycle of a few gas and a person steam turbines,” he included.
He lamented the worries of financial debt, ability evacuation and off-acquire which he reported prevented the plant from providing optimally at 15 % of the whole countrywide grid-linked electricity.
Afam VI employs mixed cycle gasoline turbine technological innovation that burns 40 per cent significantly less gasoline than plants applying more mature open up cycle systems. This also contributes significantly to the reduction of greenhouse gasoline emissions. In 2016, Afam VI energy plant supplied close to 12 for every cent of the nation’s grid-electrical energy.
Built with the most effective know-how in the industry and utilising squander warmth electricity from the gasoline turbine exhaust, the plant generates an supplemental 200MW from the steam turbine without having consuming any added fuel, therefore substantially reducing its carbon footprint.
As a Cleanse Advancement System (CDM) job underneath the United Nations Executive Board for Local climate Adjust, Afam VI Energy Plant gets rid of about 500,000 tons of CO2 emissions for every year, though also preserving fantastic security benchmarks.
The operations at Afam VI have produced subcontract prospects and employment for over 150 workers from the 16 host communities. It also offered palms-on and offshore teaching for 15 youths in Electrical, Mechanical and Instrumentation engineering on Mixed Cycle Energy Plant operations and servicing. All the trainees are already utilized in the Nigerian electrical power marketplace. Preparations have been concluded for the training of yet another 15 community youths.
The electricity plant also won SPDC the Ideal Corporation in Weather Motion Award in the 2016 version of Sustainability, Enterprise, Responsibility Awards for Corporate Social Duty (SERAs-CSR), an annual party to celebrate organisations that devote means to make improvements to the socioeconomic dwelling disorders of men and women in Nigeria and Africa.