The Nigeria Electrical power Regulatory Commission (NERC) has renewed the ability technology licence for Afam VI Electricity Plant, a 650MW-capability facility that has sent above 24.16 million Megawatt-hour (MWh) of energy into the Nigerian grid between inception in 2008 and 2016.
Shell’s Media Relations Manager, Bamidele Odugbesan verified this development in a assertion yesterday.
Afam VI is owned by The Shell Petroleum Advancement Enterprise Joint Venture (SPDC JV) and positioned in Okoloma in Oyigbo Community Government location of Rivers State.
Presenting the renewed licence to the leadership of SPDC at the Commission’s business office in Abuja yesterday, NERC’s Commissioner, Legal, Licensing and Compliance, Mr. Dafe Akpeneye, explained SPDC JV as a fully commited associate in the Nigerian energy sector adding that the company’s perception in the sector and its solve to support it produce ended up extraordinary.
“We hope for better effectiveness and enhanced functions from Afam VI in the subsequent 10-12 months phase of your operations just as we seem forward to doing the job alongside one another to resolve some of the hard troubles in the electric power sector,” he reported.
Getting the licence, the Common Manager, Gasoline of SPDC, Dr. Philip Mshelbila, described the Afam VI as a model worthy of emulation by government and other gamers in the electric power sector.
“Here’s a electric power plant with a focused gas plant working with significant uptime creating clean up and effective electricity from the blended cycle of 3 gas and a person steam turbines,” he additional.
He lamented the worries of personal debt, power evacuation and off-acquire which he mentioned prevented the plant from offering optimally at 15 per cent of the full national grid-linked energy.
Afam VI makes use of blended cycle gasoline turbine technological know-how that burns 40 p.c fewer fuel than plants using older open cycle technologies. This also contributes noticeably to the reduction of greenhouse fuel emissions. In 2016, Afam VI power plant supplied somewhere around 12 for each cent of the nation’s grid-electricity.
Developed with the most economical engineering in the market and utilising squander heat strength from the gasoline turbine exhaust, the plant generates an further 200MW from the steam turbine without consuming any additional fuel, thereby considerably reducing its carbon footprint.
As a Cleanse Enhancement System (CDM) project below the United Nations Government Board for Local weather Transform, Afam VI Energy Plant eliminates over 500,000 tons of CO2 emissions for each yr, whilst also keeping great safety expectations.
The operations at Afam VI have created subcontract possibilities and employment for above 150 personnel from the 16 host communities. It also offered palms-on and offshore coaching for 15 youths in Electrical, Mechanical and Instrumentation engineering on Mixed Cycle Power Plant operations and servicing. All the trainees are already employed in the Nigerian electricity marketplace. Arrangements have been concluded for the teaching of yet another 15 community youths.
The electric power plant also won SPDC the Ideal Business in Local weather Action Award in the 2016 version of Sustainability, Organization, Accountability Awards for Company Social Duty (SERAs–CSR), an yearly party to rejoice organisations that devote means to improve the socioeconomic residing circumstances of individuals in Nigeria and Africa.