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Power generation capacity of Nigerian food company to be modernised

Flour Mills Nigeria, Nigeria’s oldest and largest food and agro-allied company, will be able to modernise, extend and improve power generation for their captive power plant. This will be done using technology group, Wärtsilä’s fuel-flexible dual-fuel engines.

The company’s Lagos-based power plant is needed to ensure sufficient capacity and a reliable electricity supply around the clock to meet its food production requirements, and commitments to its customers.

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Two orders have been logged, the first order comprises a 9-cylinder 34DF dual-fuel engine generator set and the second order comprises a 12-cylinder 34DF engine generator set and is intended to replace an existing inefficient mono-fuel generating asset in the plant with efficient dual-fuel generating capacity as part of Flour Mills Nigeria’s captive power plant modernisation plans. The engine generators are expected to become fully operational in early 2022.

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“Operational flexibility and efficiency are becoming key issues in energy production, and are especially relevant for production facilities with a critical need for a reliable electricity supply,” commented Marc Thiriet, energy business director, Africa West, Wärtsilä.

The Nigerian government’s 30-30-30 vision document for the power sector aims to achieve a capacity of 30,000 megawatts of electricity by the year 2030, with at least 30% being supplied from renewable energy sources.

Nomvuyo Tena
Nomvuyo Tena is a Content Producer at Clarion Events Africa and is as passionate about the energy transition in Africa as she is about music and Beyonce.